PHOTO: Chelsy Davy Steps Out to Support Prince Harry

PHOTO: Chelsy Davy Steps Out to Support Prince Harry
From left: Prince Charles, Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry
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05/07/2010 AT 12:20 PM EDT

In their on-again, off-again romance, Prince Harry and girlfriend Chelsy Davy are most definitely on – and the 24-year-old Zimbabwean beauty seems to have gotten a crucial nod of approval from the royal family.

In the clearest signal yet of the special place she holds in Harry's heart, Chelsy watched proudly as he received his helicopter pilot's "wings" Friday. After the ceremony, she was even spotted by reporters planting a kiss on Harry’s father, Prince Charles, who gave newly-minted pilots their provisional wings at the army air base at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, about 70 miles southwest of London.

In recent weeks, engagement rumors involving Harry's brother, Prince William, 27, and longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, 28, have heated up, but maybe it's the younger couple on a fast track?

It was Harry and Chelsy's most public outing since they reunited following their January 2009 split, and she seemed relaxed – mingling not only with Charles but two sisters of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, and his stepmother, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Harry, 25, will now enjoy some time off, very likely with Chelsy, who is on a "gap year" between law school and her first job as a trainee solicitor.

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