- Model Florence St. George, 35, is now married to millionaire Henry St. George
- briefly dated Harry in 2011 and had a two-year relationship with Jenson Button
- Said dating headlines gave her anxiety and was lucky the romance didn’t last
Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend has revealed that she thinks their relationship was ‘lucky’ as their relationship was ‘short-term’ as she couldn’t cope with constant headlines.
Former model and actress Florence St George, née Brudenell-Bruce, 35, who grew up in Fulham, southwest London, dated the Duke of Sussex, 36, for two months in 2011.
She married multi-millionaire Henry St George in July 2013. The couple went into lockdown in 2020 on Grand Bahama Island – where Henry is vice president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority – with their two children, Iris, five, and Jimmy, three.
However, Florence recalled the stress of dating her short time with a royal, and explained Stella Magazine: ‘There was a new story in the press almost every day, my school friends were questioned and there were photographers outside my front door.’
‘I take off my hat to those who can afford that lifestyle I knew I couldn’t.’
Florence St George, née Brudenell-Bruce, 35, dated the Duke of Sussex, 36, for two months in 2011 (pictured in 2012). She said that she considers herself lucky that the romance did not last as she could not face public scrutiny. Picture, modeling for the new autumn/winter Knickerbox 09 range of saucy underwear
From modeling to pottery! In her twenties, Florence turned heads as a model, but she couldn’t withstand the media attention that came with dating a royal
Florence, pictured in the 2010s, dabbled in acting as well as modeling before moving to pottery
She continued: ‘Although it was sad at the time, I consider myself lucky that the relationship was short-lived.’
Back in 2020, Florence told Time She found dating Harry ‘terrible’.
‘When I looked at five, six, seven days – we were together a little longer than that, but how long it was in the press – what it was like to be under that focus, I found it really terrifying and I made the decision quite quickly. That it was not the right thing for me,’ she told the publication,’ she said.
He said that being in the limelight made him feel extremely anxious.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Woodleys, a local farming family, in Dabboo, Australia on October 17, 2018
Dimure Ghori had some high-profile relationships before marrying her husband. pictured in 2011
The mother-in-law, pictured in 2008, dated the Duke of Sussex for two months in 2011 before marrying Henry St George in 2013.
Florence St George said she was lucky the romance didn’t last as she could not face public scrutiny. Pictured attending the official launch event of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out at their New Bond Street store on September 6, 2012 in London
Florence married multimillionaire Henry St George in 2013. The pair have two children together, Iris, five, and Jimmy, two. featured in 2017
“It left me with a total fear of cameras and anxiety, which I think was creeping in even before postpartum depression,” she said.
Florence has previously spoken about her PND diagnosis following the birth of her daughter, Iris, who is now five years old.
She said that she had struggled to cope with how different her life as a mother was from her earlier life.
She further said that taking care of her baby made it harder for her to turn back to normal things, which helped her balance her anxiety, which included yoga and jogging.
The former model revealed that her family encouraged her to see her doctors after experiencing several mood swings.
She was prescribed Prozac, which she said was a great help, and began experimenting with pottery as a way to calm herself.
She said the pottery helped her feel like herself again, adding that working with clay felt like healing.
The model dated F1 driver Jenson Button from 2007 to 2008 and was often photographed with, pictured
She revealed that she chose to stay on Prozac when she became pregnant with her son, Jimmy, even though she struggled with guilt.
The mother-in-law of the two children said she did not suffer from PND when her son Jimmy was born, and that anti-depressants helped her when she suffered a pulmonary hemorrhage as a child and was in a coma for two weeks. helped.
She credits her focus on pottery for helping she slowly wean herself off Prozac over a two-year period.
Florence appeared in The Great Pottery Throw Down and took the middle of the competition last year.
Now she regularly feeds for her clay and is currently busy making mugs and uploading Instagram tutorials to help other amateur enthusiasts.
Florence said the pottery helped her relieve her anxiety and weaned herself off Prozac after experiencing postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter.
Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend revealed that she was haunted by anxiety after her high profile relationship made headlines because of her ‘horrible’. Pictured at Great Pottery Throw Down
Well educated and from a close-knit family, Florence is the youngest of four children of the Old Etonian wine merchant Andrew and his French wife Sophie.
After being kicked out of Topshop by a model agency at age 15, Florence completed her A-levels at Stowe school before becoming a model in her gap year, landing a campaign for Adidas in America, a swimwear The campaign tarnished the image of John Lewis. , and rendering in the designs of Elizabeth Hurley.
She also completed a History of Art degree at the University of Bristol and designed collections by Ross + Bute for the British brand Anonymous and the Scottish knitwear brand Brora.
In 2009 she starred as a Swiss love interest in the Bollywood romantic comedy Love Aaj Kal (Love in Days).
She also appeared in the TV detective drama Lewis where she was forced to lie on a table in a morgue with a silver sheet over her head.