Spare: Prince Harry reveals he lost his virginity to an older woman in a field

Prince Harry has revealed he lost his virginity when he was 17 to an older woman in a field behind a busy UK pub in his upcoming autobiography "Spare."

The Duke of Sussex was still a student at Eton College in Windsor when he had sex for the first time in a field in 2001.

He didn't name the woman in the book, saying only it was a "humiliating episode with an older woman who liked macho horses and who treated me like a young stallion".

"I mounted her quickly, after which she spanked my ass and sent me away," he wrote.

"One of my many mistakes was letting it happen in a field, just behind a very busy pub. No doubt someone had seen us."

There has been speculation through the years Harry's lover was Elizabeth Hurley. However, she denied the rumours in 2022, saying "Not me. Absolutely not."

Three years after this rendezvous with the anonymous older woman, Prince Harry started dating Chelsea Davy. 

The pair dated on-and-off for six years.

It's the latest revelation from the leaked publication of the Duke's memoir, with early copies of the book revealing shock after shock.

Amid the claims Harry makes in his book are that his brother and heir to the throne Prince William physically attacked him during a row over Meghan Markle, leaving him with bruises on his back after he was "knocked to the floor" 

A Spanish-language version of Prince Harry's memoir "Spare" was being sold in bookstores in Spain on Thursday (Spanish time) ahead of its official launch date.

In other revelations, Harry said he was encouraged by Prince William and Princess Catherine to go dressed as a Nazi to a fancy dress party in 2005. He said that was "one of the biggest mistakes of my life".

He also said when he was 17 he was offered a line of cocaine at someone's house and consumed the drug on several other occasions, although he insists media reports suggesting he was a drug addict were false and that he did not enjoy it.

He also claimed the royal household dragged its feet over the date and venue for his wedding with Meghan. 

When he consulted William about the possibility of marrying in Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's Cathedral, William said he could not marry in either of those because they had been venues for the weddings of Charles and Diana and William and Kate respectively.