SPLITTING HEIRS: While the British press went hog wild with coverage when Prince William dumped Kate Middleton last spring, they have been a little more subdued when it comes to the love trials of Prince Harry and longtime girlfriend Chelsy Davy. On Sunday, news broke in the News of the World, Sunday Mirror, and Mail on Sunday that Davy — craving her privacy and fed up with the Harry's partying antics — had dumped him, but the reporting was straightforward and lacking nasty asides. "Prince Harry has been ditched by girlfriend," the News of the World led with, saying the "pretty blonde" had also grown tired of Harry's "boozy, playboy lifestyle," and had been upset by his decision to attend the Rugby World Cup Final instead of her 22nd birthday celebrations. At the same time, the Sunday Mirror tracked the prince's subsequent alleged $4,000 booze binge in a London nightclub. Unlike the William/Kate split, where snide columns about Middleton's breeding and middle-class background appeared, the focus of venom — if any — lay with Harry's partying lifestyle and womanizing ways.
— Lucie Greene