/Harry Styles arrives at BRIT Awards wearing tribute to ex Caroline Flack

Harry Styles arrives at BRIT Awards wearing tribute to ex Caroline Flack

Harry Styles has made his first public appearance since the death of his ex partner Caroline Flack as he arrived at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.

The singer looked sombre as he made his entrance at London’s 02 Arena, just three days after the tragic news was confirmed by Caroline’s family.

Harry, 26, was noticeably wearing a black ribbon pinned to his blazer, believed to be a symbol of remembrance or mourning, in an apparent tribute to Caroline.

Harry was a close friend and former boyfriend of Caroline, who took her own life on Saturday at her flat in north East London.

Following the devastating news, it was reported Harry would continue with his performance at star-studded music bash.

Harry is up for two awards tonight – British Album and British Solo Artist.

Harry Styles arrives at the BRIT Awards 2020
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The singer made his first public appearance following the death of his ex girlfriend Caroline Flack
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Ahead of the ceremony, Harry showed of his style credentials in a loose-fitting suit, purple knitted jumper and pearl necklace.

His trademark curls were casually styled in spikes for the occasion and he sported some lilac varnish on his manicured fingers.

The singer is so far yet to speak out publicly on Caroline though his mother, Anne Twist, has paid tribute to the TV star.

Anne took to Twitter on Saturday morning to post: “Heartbreaking #ripcarolineflack”.

Caroline, pictured at the BRIT Awards 2019, was tragically found dead on Saturday
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She later retweeted: “Nobody should be made to feel like they don’t belong on this earth , nobody! Nobody should be made to feel so frightened and bereft of options they decide to take their own life.”

Caroline was 31 and presenting The Xtra Factor when she started dating Harry, then 17, a contestant on the main show with One Direction.

Caroline once admitted she knew Harry had a crush on her before she pursued a relationship with him.

Harry Styles and Caroline Flack (Pic:Twitter)
Harry Styles and Caroline Flack were romantically linked many years ago

She previously revealed: “I already knew that he had a crush on me, he’s made it pretty obvious as he’s said it in magazines.

“I’ve never felt I was much older than Harry. I still feel 18 and I probably act that way half the time.

“Although it was just a bit of fun we decided it was best to keep it to ourselves as we were both working for Simon Cowell, ” she told The Sun on Sunday.

Harry Styles’ mum Anne paid tribute to Caroline over the weekend
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She defended their relationship again in her autobiography Storm in a C Cup: “In the entertainment industry nobody asks what age you are.

“I’ve never felt I was much older than Harry anyway.

“I still feel 18 and probably act that way half the time — all those years in kids’ telly probably didn’t help…

“We were both single, we got on well and we had a laugh.”

Tragic last photo of Caroline Flack before she took her own life

Today, the Mirror reported how Harry was robbed at knifepoint on Valentine’s Day.

The former boyband singer was on a night was on a night out in Hampstead in London when he was confronted by a man who threatened him.

The robber pulled out a knife and demanded cash, Mirror Online can exclusively reveal.

He acted quickly and handed over the cash, luckily leaving the musician unharmed.

A source told us: “He actually played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with.

“Understandably though it left him very shaken up afterwards.”

Harry Styles was robbed at knifepoint on Valentine’s Day
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The incident occurred just hours before Harry’s ex Caroline Flack was found dead at her London home on Saturday February 15.

“Given how Caroline took her own life the next day, the pressures of a new album and a performance at the Brit Awards this evening, it’s fair to say this is the last thing poor old Harry needed,” the source added.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the incident to Mirror Online.

A spokesperson said: “Police are investigating reports of a knifepoint robbery in Hampstead.

“Officers were contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23.50hrs on Friday, 14 February.

“It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife.

“The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him.

“No arrests and enquiries are ongoing.”

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