Prince Harry's Ex Dishes on Why She Didn't Want to Be His Girlfriend

Unless you've spent time in the United Kingdom, you may not be familiar with her name, but British X Factor host Caroline Flack has dated two very famous Harry's -- Prince Harry and Harry Styles -- and she wrote a tell-all autobiography about her enviable dating experiences.

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In her book Storm In a C Cup, Flack, who is 35, says she met the 31-year-old prince through a mutual friend in 2009 and that she was excited to make his acquaintance, because who wouldn't be? They reportedly hit it off and chatted the whole night, surrounded by friends, before enjoying "a friendship" and being photographed together -- something that was to blame for their putting the brakes on the whole thing.

"Once the story got out, that was it," Flack reportedly wrote. "We had to stop seeing each other. I was no longer Caroline Flack, TV presenter, I was Caroline Flack, Prince Harry's bit of rough."

So, is she admitting they were more than friends? Because why would you need to stop being buddies with someone just because your photo is out there in magazines?

Let's just get this out of the way -- this is Flack. She's obviously lovely, and despite the fact that so much is being made out of her age, it's not like she's secretly married and having affairs with Prince Harry and Harry Styles, so what's the problem? Why couldn't she date the prince if both parties consented to it?

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Because we're all curious about the One Direction star as well, here's the deal with that relationship. Flack says she met Harry S. when she was 31 and he was 17 and that he had a crush on her. The age difference was never an issue to her and they got together and had a great time — until Harry was photographed walking out of her home one morning. After that, crazed fans tries to tarnish her name by calling her a "pedophile" and "pervert" and even sent her death threats on Twitter. (FYI: Without getting too much into this, the age of consent in Great Britain is 16).

It's a shame that women are slammed so quickly over who they date and that the comments can get brutally personal. As unfortunate as it is, I wouldn't blame Flack if she swore off all the Harrys in the world for good.

Still, at the end of the day, all of the folks trying to put this woman down for having her fun can't say they've shared time with both Prince Harry and Harry Styles -- so who actually wins here?

 

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