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.
To subscribe to our free Lawyer News Daily news and comment email, click here. Or get the latest news, features and comment as it's published with our free RSS feed.