Florence St George has mentioned she feels “fortunate” that her relationship with Prince Harry was short-lived as a result of she struggled to take care of the publicity.
The mannequin, who briefly dated the Duke of Sussex in 2011, recalled their short-lived relationship within the newest concern of The Telegraph’s Stella journal.
St George, 35, mentioned the connection introduced a wave of scrutiny from the media and the general public, and that her “privateness ended abruptly”.
“A brand new story would seem virtually every single day within the press, my faculty mates had been interrogated and there have been photographers outdoors my entrance door,” she recalled.
St George didn’t state why the pair broke up, solely that she was “unhappy on the time”.
“I take my hat off to these individuals who can address that way of life, however I knew I couldn’t. Though it was unhappy on the time, I really feel fortunate that the connection was short-lived,” she mentioned.
The mannequin has been married to Henry St George, the vice-president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, since 2013.
The couple have two kids; a daughter named Iris, 5, and a son named Jimmy, 3.
Additionally within the interview, St George spoke candidly about her struggles with psychological well being.
She revealed that she has suffered from anxiousness since her teenage years, and was additionally recognized with postnatal despair after giving start for the primary time.
“As quickly as I gave start to my daughter Iris, we had been in love. She was excellent and I felt an amazing protecting intuition in the direction of her,” she mentioned.
“However that evening, I additionally felt a chemical shift inside me. I’d be laughing and loving one minute, sobbing and indignant the following.”
The mom of two mentioned she grew to become “misplaced in worry and fear”, and ultimately sought assist from a health care provider after encouragement from her household.
“After seven lengthy months I used to be recognized with postnatal despair. The physician requested me what makes me glad, as a method of making an attempt to diagnose me, and I couldn’t reply,” she recalled.
“Regardless of having a husband and child that I deeply cherished, I nonetheless couldn’t bear in mind the final time I’d truly felt glad.”
She revealed that together with being prescribed medicine, she had discovered consolation in pottery.
“I compelled myself to select up the clay and begin taking part in. The texture of the graceful, moist materials was so calming,” she mentioned.
“I made a tiny pinch pot – digging my thumb into the centre of the clay and slowly moulding it into form. I used to be so absorbed within the activity, and after I completed it, I felt a whoosh of positivity. For that second, I felt like myself once more.”
St George mentioned working with the clay “felt like remedy” as a result of it gave her a way of accomplishment.
“The fantastic thing about it was there have been no particular guidelines – I may go wherever with it.”