11/26/2007 at 01:00 AM EST
Attending a ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Windsor on Nov. 11, Prince Harry
smiled and chatted with his army buddies as if he hadn't a care in the world. "He was completely relaxed," says one onlooker. "He didn't look like someone who had just split up from his girlfriend."
Yet, as the British tabloids had blared that very day, after a three-year romance in which Harry surprised many with his puppyish devotion to one woman, the 23-year-old prince and the stunning Zimbabwe-bred Davy have indeed put their relationship on ice, according to sources close to Harry. (The Palace has so far remained mum on the couple's status.) Says a friend: "They are two young people going through a rocky patch."
Talk of trouble surfaced in October: Harry turned up in Paris for the Rugby World Cup, leaving Davy on her 22nd birthday back in England, where she had recently relocated from South Africa to start a law course at the University of Leeds. And the prince's party-boy ways were on full display Nov. 9, when he and five pals hit Amika, a members-only nightclub in London. Hanging out in the DJ booth, releasing confetti and knocking back his favorite passion-fruit-and-vodka shots, "he was dancing around and having a really good time," says an insider at the club, who confirmed that Harry and friends racked up a $5,500 bar tab in just three hours. Of course, living it up together was one of the things Harry and Davy did best. So is it really over between the fun-loving pair? "It's not the first time they've split," says a pal, "and I wouldn't assume that they will not get back together."
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