Prince Harry’s girlfriend Chelsy Davy splashed out on sexy lingerie for their emotional reunion on Saturday (01.03.08).

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Chelsy – who hasn’t seen Harry since December when he was deployed to the frontline in Afghanistan – drove the 200 miles from her Leeds University student accommodation to Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire to give Harry a welcome home he wouldn’t forget.

A source told the News of the World: “When Harry told her he was coming home she burst into tears of joy and relief. She has been worried sick about him since he set foot on Afghan soil.

“She hit the shops to buy something special so he would have a night to remember and finally settled on some sexy La Perla underwear.”

Harry and Chelsy, 22, are said to have spent the evening “locked away” in the prince’s room. The 23-year-old royal – who is a second lieutenant in the British Army’s Household Cavalry – was forced to cut short his tour of the dangerous Helmand Province when details of his secret employment were leaked last week.

Meanwhile, Harry reportedly wants Chelsy to have 24-hour protection amid fears Muslim fanatics will seek revenge for him fighting the Taliban. The prince is requesting London’s Metropolitan Police’s elite SO14 Royal and Diplomatic Protection Department, which is normally reserved for royals, look after Chelsy around the clock.

A source close to the prince told the Daily Star: “Harry wants Chelsy to be offered the same level of protection as himself. Royal protocol officially forbids it, but we are looking at exceptional circumstances here.

“There have been threats of revenge – and if they can’t get to Harry, they could look at those closest to him who may be easier targets.”