The ‘X Factor’ host revealed how she broke things off with the royal when news of their romance became public and she was labelled the prince’s “bit off rough”.
Caroline explained how they first met in 2009 through mutual friend Natalie Pinkham in her new autobiography, ‘Storm In A C Cup’, extracts of which have been published in The Sun.
Details their meeting, which happened just after she’d split with a boyfriend, Caroline said: “I knew she was friends with Prince Harry, and I’d never met him, so I thought, ‘Oh that’s quite exciting’, and for a moment I perked up.
“So I was just sitting there and he arrived with a few others in tow and we all spent the evening chatting and laughing.
“To meet a prince is so unlikely it would be weird not to acknowledge it. However, once the story got out, that was it. 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,” she said.
The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion also claimed that she still counts Harry as one of her friends, adding that he is “not some egotistical rock star who wants loads of attention”.
Announcing her memoirs earlier this year, Caroline said: “HELLO LIFE! I've written a book about you.... You've certainly been adventurous and I've made loads of stupid mistakes that have all ended up ok.”
‘Storm In A C Cup’ hits shelves on October 22.