Liz Hurley addresses rumours she was 'older woman' who 'spanked' Prince Harry and took his virginity
Prince Harry has revealed in his memoir that he lost his virginity to a 'beautiful older woman in the countryside'
Model and actor Liz Hurley has addressed claims that she took Prince Harry's virginity when he was a teenager.
In his memoir, Spare, Harry opens up about losing his virginity to an older woman in a field behind a pub. The Duke of Sussex described his first time as an eye-opening moment, saying the woman treated him like a “young stallion”.
The revelations, which are included in his book Spare, came to light when one of the Royal Family’s bodyguards, Marko paid him a visit when he was still a pupil at Eton College in Windsor and told the Prince he had been sent to “find out the truth”
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. Hurley has since denied these claims though.
In an interview with The Times though, 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.
But the book has been released early in Spain and has been translated into English by some, revealing some of the excerpts within.
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.
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."