Elizabeth Hurley Reacts to Theory She Took Prince Harry’s Virginity


Elizabeth Hurley insists that she was not another influential Elizabeth in Prince Harry‘s life. The 58-year-old British actress appeared on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen where a fan submitted a question asking about the rumors that Hurley was the mystery “older” woman that Harry, 39, wrote about losing his virginity to in his 2023 memoir, Spare

“That was ludicrous!” Hurley said in response. “He said, ‘She was English. She was older than me. It was in Gloucestershire.’ And they were like, ‘Ah, it’s Elizabeth.’ It was absurd. It was ridiculous.”

She added, “It was like saying, ‘He’s great-looking. He’s American.’ Oh, it’s Andy Cohen.”

To further bring home the fact that she was not the woman in question, Hurley noted, “I’ve never met him in my life.”

Elizabeth Hurley and Prince Charles in 1999 – Dave Benett/Getty Images

Prince Harry, who is currently married to his wife, Meghan Markle, and living in California with their two children, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2, first wrote about the loss of his virginity in the controversial memoir. 

Calling it an “inglorious episode,” Harry claimed it was 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,” Harry recounted in the book. “Among the many things about it that were wrong: It happened in a grassy field behind a busy pub. Obviously, someone had seen us.”

Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' was released in January 2023 – Angela Weiss/Getty

Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2021 and left the United Kingdom. Princess Diana’s youngest son remains estranged from the royal family due, in part, to his tell-all memoir, which discusses several members of the family, including his father, King Charles III, older brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, at length. 

While Hurley says she’s never met Harry, she has met his father, King Charles III, numerous times as well as his brother, Prince William

Hurley and Harry were also both involved in the 2023 lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Daily Mail

Prince William and Elizabeth Hurley in 2016 – Frank Augstein – WPA Pool/Getty Images

In her romantic life, Hurley was previously married to Indian businessman, Arun Nayar, from 2007 to 2011. She had a longtime romance with actor Hugh Grant as well as the late American businessman, Steve Bing. Hurley and Bing are parents to son Damian Hurley. 

Damian wrote and directed the upcoming film, Strictly Confidential, which Elizabeth stars in. Damian and Elizabeth recently spoke about the upcoming project, which is Damian’s directorial debut, for ET. 

“You were my first choice,” Damian shared with his mother about casting her in the film. “You made me a promise when I was eight years old and I was making my little short films, running around with a camcorder and torturing every lone suffering family member or friend I could get my hands on. You promised me that if I ever made a real movie, you would be in it and so I thought I’d call you on your promise, and you delivered.”

Strictly Confidential is in theaters, on digital and on demand April 5. 


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