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Joel Leaver

Caroline Flack's mum reacts to Jeremy Clarkson's 'awful' Meghan Markle comments

Caroline Flack 's mother has spoken about being "upset" over how Jeremy Clarkson was allowed "just say what he wants" about Meghan Markle in a recent column.

It comes after Clarkson, 62, wrote in a column earlier this week that he has dreamt of seeing Meghan, 41, paraded through the streets and publicly shamed.

His remarks prompted a backlash and have been dubbed "vile". He has since said that he was "horrified to have caused so much hurt" following the response to such.

Among those who have reacted to the column is Christine Flack, 72, the mother of the late Caroline, who took her own life in 2020. She spoke about it on LBC radio earlier.

Christine Flack (right), pictured with her late daughter Caroline Flack (left), called into LBC radio this afternoon (Instagram)

Christine explained that she is "upset" over Clarkson's recent column, which came following the release of the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan earlier this month.

She commented: "Someone like [Clarkson] can just say what he wants but it gets printed, that's the worst thing." She added: "We shouldn't just be able to say awful things."

Speaking to Shelagh Fogarty, 56, on her radio show earlier, Christine said that Meghan – who has spoken about wanting to take her own life in the past – might be "fragile".

She spoke about a recent column by Jeremy Clarkson (pictured) (Getty Images)

The newly-released docuseries saw Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, 66, break down in tears whilst discussing her daughter's mental health struggles during one episode.

Christine spoke about her late daughter Caroline, who took her own life, aged 40, almost three years ago, on the radio show. Her death came ahead of her standing trial for an alleged assault on her boyfriend Lewis Burton, now 30.

Clarkson wrote about Meghan Markle (pictured) in the column, with his remarks prompting criticism (Getty Images)

Discussing her late daughter, Christine said: "[She] had the most awful threats over things that were written in the paper." She said that "so much of it was untrue".

Christine said that she has received apologies over certain stories in the past, but further commented whilst on LBC earlier this afternoon: "It's all too easy just to apologise."

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