By royal appointment? Chelsy wins Farrers place

By royal appointment? Chelsy wins Farrers placePrince Harry’s girlfriend Chelsy Davy has started a Christmas vacation scheme at the Queen’s law firm, ­Farrer & Co.

As revealed on last week, Zimbabwe-born Davy was snapped by paparazzi as she took a lunch break from the Lincoln’s Inn Fields-based firm (10 December).

The 23-year-old, who has an Economics degree from the University of Capetown, is undertaking the two-week placement as part of the final stage of her two-year postgraduate law course at Leeds University.

A ;source ;at ;Leeds ­University who is a close friend of Davy 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 get work experience at the firm.”

Farrers will pay 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 facility, despite reports that Davy used her royal connections to secure the spot.

“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,” said Littlewood.

The Lawyer called Davy for a comment, but she was unavailable. Farrers declined to comment.

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