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News - 2006


Daily Mail - 20 July 2006

Prince Harry’s secret love nest



By KRISTINA PEDERSEN


At army camp Prince Harry spends his time enduring a gruelling itinerary as he trains to be a tank commander.


And strict army officers ensure their recruits have no distractions - especially of the female kind.


So the cheeky Prince has worked out a way around the strict no women rule at his base-by renting a romantic cottage nearby.


The 21-year-old has sourced the £1,500-a-week love nest, which is a 15 minute drive away from the camp at Bovington, Dorset.


Zimbabwean girlfriend Chelsy Davy has stayed with him 'several times' since arriving in England after finishing her exams in Cape Town last month.


But although the cottage, hidden in a tree-lined field is discreet in terms of location, its name is rather less subtle.


Called Shaggs, the title has provided a source of amusment for his peers.


A fellow recruit told The Sun: "Harry insists he had no idea what the place was called when he decided to rent the cottage. He's taken a real ribbing, but he sees the funny side now."


He added: "We know what he gets up to when he stays off camp, so what better place to stay than Shaggs?"


Clarence House have confirmed Harry has accommodation away from Bovington.