Chances of Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy tying the knot were shattered when the couple broke up two years ago but now the former flames will finally make it down the aisle as their best-friends are set to get married.
Tom Van Straubenzee, 30, one of Harry's closest friends from his time at Eton College will marry Chelsy's best friend Lady Melissa Percy, 25, next summer, meaning the prince will be spending quality time with the trainee solicitor, who he dated for seven years as they are tipped for best man and bridesmaid duties.
A source told The Mirror: “Everyone is absolutely delighted for Missy and Tom, they make the perfect couple. Tom absolutely adores her.
“They have been together for several years although did have a brief split and got back together last May.
They added: “Ever since then several people have been speculating an engagement would be on the cards.”
The couple are part of Harry's inner circle, with Tom reportedly helping out with Harry's bestman speech at the royal wedding last year and with the bride's elder brother George Percy an ex-boyfriend and close confident of Pippa Middleton, it's expected to be the society wedding of the summer.
Earlier this year Harry came to Tom's rescue when he was threatened with a knife near Battersea Park in London while on the phone with the prince and came racing to the scene to help his friends, even giving a statement to police.
We all know Harry likes a bridesmaid after his outrageous flirting with Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding last year, so we wouldn't be surprised if he finds himself back in the arms of his former girlfriend.
Since their break up Harry has been linked to a string of beauties most recently Cressida Bonas, but after a few flings and a racy night in Las Vegas, there is still no serious girlfriend.
It's sure to be a spectacular wedding with a Hollywood setting as Lady Melissa's home is the £300 million Alnwick Castle, used in Harry Potter as the exterior for Hogwarts.
A statement from the family confirmed the engagement: “The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are delighted to announce the engagement of their younger daughter Melissa Percy to Mr Thomas van Straubenzee.
“The wedding is planned to take place in the summer of 2013.”
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