Royal WAG Chelsy Davy has started a Christmas vacation scheme at the Queen’s law firm, Farrer & Co – a move which her peers at Leeds University hope will gain the institution kudos among employees.
The Zimbabwe-born blonde, who is dating Prince Harry, was snapped by waiting paparazzi as she popped out for a quick bite to eat from the Lincoln’s Inn Fields-based firm.
One source at Leeds University, who is a close-friend of the Prince’s girlfriend, said: “She’s a really nice girl and works just as hard as everybody else – so I don’t see any reason why she shouldn’t she get work experience at the firm.”
The 23-year-old, who has an economics degree from the University of Capetown, is doing the two-week placement as part of the final stage of her two-year postgraduate law course at Leeds University.
Farrer & Co will be paying Davy £250 per week for taking part in the scheme and if she secures a training contract with the firm the heiress will pocket an annual salary of £32,000.
Fellow Leeds undergraduate Stephen Littlewood said the placement was great publicity for the university’s law faculty despite reports that Davy used her royal connections to secure a spot at the firm.
“I don’t think it’s right that some papers are saying that students from Leeds wouldn’t get a look in at the firm because that’s just not true. I think it’s great that she’s got it and it can only be a good thing that will gain the university kudos among employees,” Littlewood said.
This website called Davy for a comment but she was not available.
Farrer & Co declined to comment.