'Absolutely gross:' Caroline Flack's former agent criticises Prince Harry for sharing details of brief romance

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Prince Harry has been criticised for revealing 'private details' about Caroline Flack in his new memoir, Spare. The Duke of Sussex and the late TV presenter, who tragically died in 2020, briefly dated in 2009.

Flack’s former agent, Alex Mullen, took to Instagram to share his feelings over what he sees as the 'gross' and 'disgusting' section of Harry’s memoir, in which he writes about how he met the former Love Island host during a night out with a mutual friend.

Mullen takes issue with the Prince's book referencing 'slurs' used against Flack in the tabloid press at the time of the pair's dating (Flack was described as Harry's 'bit of rough' by some publications.) 'The way in which the press spoke about her at that time and the reason they split are both very sad and it’s disgusting he’s brought up old long forgotten slurs she had to suffer in full view of the public around the world,' the agent wrote.

According to Prince Harry, the short-lived relationship between himself and Flack failed to get off the ground because of media pressure and the intrusion into Flack’s family life.

'Very soon after [papparazi] papped me and Flack, those photos set off a frenzy,' he writes. 'Within hours a mob was camped outside Flack’s parents’ house, and her friends’ houses, and her grandparents’ house.'

The memoir describes Flack as 'funny', 'sweet', and 'cool', with the Prince pointing out the ways in which some publications treated the presenter during her life as a high-profile television star.

'She was described in one paper as my "bit of rough", because she once worked in a factory or something,' he says. Prince Harry goes on to share that they kept seeing each other, despite the initial reaction in some sections of the press, 'because we genuinely enjoyed each other’s company, and because we didn’t want to admit defeat at the hands of these arseholes.'

Eventually, however, the intrusion got the better of the pair, and the romance ended after a string of dates.

'We realised it just wasn’t worth the grief and harassment,' the Prince writes. 'Goodbye, we said. Goodbye and good luck.' The leaked excerpts of the memoir have been labelled as 'grotesque' in a lengthy Instagram post from Mullen.

'It’s absolutely gross for Prince Harry to reveal such private details about Caroline Flack,' writes Mullen, the creative director of APM Media. 'The way in which the press spoke about her at that time and the reason they split are both very sad and it’s disgusting he’s brought up old long forgotten slurs she had to suffer in full view of the public around the world.'

Mullen goes on to suggest that the Prince 'knows nothing' about Caroline and how she coped with reports on her life. 'Moreover, and perhaps worst of all, he writes as if he has any idea why Carrie took her own life, parroting media reports as if they’re reality.'

While Spare is not officially on sale until 10 January, Prince Harry has already seen controversy over the details he has released about his life and the Royal Family, thanks to a series of leaks, as well as the book being available to buy ahead of its scheduled date in Spain. He began a media tour to promote the book, including an hour and a half long interview with ITV's Tom Bradby, last night.

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