Spare: Harry on losing his virginity... and the mystery 'older woman' who's since come forward

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Prince Harry.
Prince Harry.
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"I suspected he was referring to my recent loss of virginity," Harry says of  Mark 'Marko' Dyer, a royal aide and thought-to-be mentor of the prince in Spare, after he tells him he's been "asked to find out the truth".

"Inglorious episode, with an older woman. She liked horses, quite a lot, and treated me not unlike a young stallion. Quick ride, after which she'd smacked my rump and sent me off to graze. Among the many things about it that were wrong: It happened in a grassy field behind a busy pub," says Harry in his memoir, mulling over the incident he fears might've gotten him into trouble. "Obviously someone had seen us."

Wide-eyed, royal watchers can't seem to get enough of the more salacious details in the tell-all – even Rupert Everett saw fit to weigh in on this particular anecdote, claiming to know with who and exactly how it all went down.

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