Prince Harry lost his virginity behind pub to older woman who 'spanked' him
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Prince Harry has recalled how he lost his virginity behind a 'busy pub' to an 'older woman' who 'spanked him'.
Harry, 38, revealed the details in his new autobiography Spare. The encounter happened in 2001, meaning Harry was attending Eton at the time and was 16 or 17 years old.
The Duke of Sussex recalled how he was taken for lunch by a royal bodyguard named Marko, who was investigating rumours he had been taking drugs.
At the time, King Charles' press office had been alerted that a newspaper had evidence that Harry had been using recreational drugs.
Marko told him: “They’ve asked me to discover the truth, Harry.”
“I suspected that he was referring to the recent loss of my virginity, a humiliating episode with an older woman who liked horses a lot and treated me like a young stallion," wrote Harry.
“I mounted her quickly, after which she spanked me on the backside and sent me on my way. One of my many errors was to do it in a field, just behind a crowded pub.”
Asking Marko what he meant, Harry realised he had been talking about something different.
He told him: “About your drug taking.”
While Harry told Marko that the rumours were "lies", he has since admitted to taking drugs in his life, and also addressed this in his book, explaining he was "offered a line" for the first time aged 17, but added that it "wasn't very fun".
"Of course, I had been taking cocaine at that time," he wrote. "At someone's house, during a hunting weekend, I was offered a line, and since then, I had consumed some more.
"It wasn't very fun, and it didn't make me feel especially happy as seemed to happen to others, but it did make me feel different, and that was my main objective. To feel. To be different.
"I was a seventeen-year-old willing to try almost anything that would alter the pre-established order. At least, that's what I was trying to convince myself of."
In the book, Harry also opens up about wearing a Nazi uniform as a costume to a birthday party in 2005, claiming brother Prince William and Kate Middleton urged him to wear the outfit.
"I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said," Harry writes in his book, according to Page Six.
Spare - which is set to be released next week - will tell Prince Harry's life story with 'raw, unflinching honesty,' says Penguin Random House.
The book will be released on 10 January.
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