Elizabeth Hurley addresses rumours that she took Prince Harry's virginity
Prince Harry is releasing a memoir in January in which he is said to discuss a "beautiful older woman in the countryside".
Model and actor Elizabeth Hurley has addressed claims that she took Prince Harry's virginity when he was a teenager.
Hurley has denied claims she slept with the Duke of Sussex as the prince looks set to reveal some bombshells in his upcoming memoir, Spare, which is hitting shelves in January.
In the book, Prince Harry is said to be unveiling details of his encounter with a 'beautiful older woman in the countryside' taking his virginity.
Hurley, who dated Hugh Grant from 1987 to 2000, previously owned a home in Gloucestershire, and Gloucestershire Live reported that members of the royal family, including King Charles III and Princess Anne, have properties in the area.
This prompted some to wonder if she was the 'beautiful older woman' in question.
In a new interview with The UK Times, Hurley quashed these suggestions.
When asked about the rumours, she said: "Not me. Not guilty. Ha! No. Not me. Absolutely not."
Spare is due for release on 10 January, 2023, and is set to tell never-before-heard stories.
It's described as a book full of "raw, unflinching honesty", as Harry tells the story of the many years of grief following his mother Princess Diana's death in 1997.
The book was originally due out this autumn, but was postponed until next year as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.
Harry will include a small mention in the memoir that it was written before Her Majesty's death.
Buckingham Palace is once again preparing for more explosive revelations from the prince though, just weeks after the release of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new Netflix documentary.
In a press release advertising the memoir, the book's publisher, Penguin Random House, said: "Spare takes readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the 20th century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow – and horror.
"As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling – and how their lives would play out from that point on.
"For Harry, this is his story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief."