Wootton: Prince Harry ‘thrust’ Sasha Walpole into the spotlight in ‘Spare’!

As we discussed, a woman named Sasha Walpole came out over the weekend and gave several paid interviews where she claimed she was the woman who “took Prince Harry’s virginity.” As readers of Spare know, Harry mentioned in passing the loss of his virginity as part of a larger story about dealing with the British media and his father’s staff. At the age of 17 (or so), he was called in to speak to his father’s comms guy, who said there was a story brewing in the British papers. Harry’s mind went to his first sexual romp in a field behind a pub with an “older” woman. He did not describe the woman or how they met or anything like that. He did not give any clues about the woman’s name, her position, her job, her family, nothing like that. It was not a blind item. No one had any idea. In fact, people were still claiming it was Elizabeth Hurley.

Because Harry actually told the story of how HE got his V-card punched, the British papers then decided to pay Sasha Walpole to tell the story in vivid detail, along with some ridiculous whining about how Harry is awful for “outing” her. He never outed her. She outed herself. For money and attention. To make matters worse, Dan Wootton at the Mail devoted his latest column to his unhinged screeching about… Sasha being forced to repeatedly sell her story.

Usually in the hours after a true but unflattering story has been published about the Duke or Duchess of Sussex, journalists are braced for the predictable and inevitable legal threat or whiny statement about some sort of horrific intrusion into their lives. But yesterday there was no missive from Montecito after Sasha Walpole revealed in intimate detail how she took a 17-year-old Prince Harry’s virginity.

The idea that the deluded Duke can ever complain about someone in his life delivering their accurate version of events publicly, thanks to the tissue of half-truths and downright distortions he’s expected us to swallow in recent months, is risible. After all, Harry is now the modern-day version of Lady Whistledown, author of Bridgerton’s anonymous scandal sheet. Private conversations are all noted down for publication at a later date. Ordinary citizens getting on with their lives can be thrust into the spotlight as and when he chooses without any warning.

Happily married mum-of-two Sasha, a respectable private citizen who now works as a digger driver, is one of the many victims of Spare, Harry’s grim autobiography designed to settle scores and make him very rich, to hell with the consequences to anyone else. His revelations of a ‘quick ride’ with an ‘older woman’ who ‘smacked my rump’ prompted an international hunt for then stable girl Sasha’s identity, which was already an open secret in polo circles.

In this cruel new world of social media, Sasha, who is now 40, knew it was only a matter of time before she was rumbled, so wisely decided to control how she revealed her version of events. As woke Harry would likely now say, Sasha, who is actually only two years older than Harry, was claiming back her own narrative after keeping his secret for 21 years.

While Harry might have successfully sought vengeance, especially against his media enemies (full disclosure: he brands me a ‘sad little man’ in the book) and brother Prince William, and have oodles of money to fund his extravagant lifestyle forever more, any veneer of respectability is now gone, meaning he and Meghan will increasingly be treated like bog standard celebrities.

I predict Harry and Meghan’s reputation will only decline further as their proximity to the Royal Family fades and they will be remembered as the embittered and gossipy ex-royals who had the opportunity to modernise the monarchy from within and blew it all.

[From The Daily Mail]

Imagine thinking Hollywood will punish famous people for being confessional and accessible in a bestseller memoir. Are you joking? Studios are probably lining up to buy the rights to Spare. This is curious too: “any veneer of respectability is now gone, meaning he and Meghan will increasingly be treated like bog standard celebrities…” You mean that Harry and Meghan were being treated respectfully and differentially as royals and only NOW, post-Spare, will they be treated like “bog-standard celebrities”? It seems to me like Harry’s complaint was that they were never treated with respect, deference or kindness, which is why they left and now live quiet, private lives.

It’s clear that it’s not enough that the Mail and the Sun paid Walpole for her self-pitying story in graphic detail, those papers also need to blame HARRY for the whole thing. Abuser’s tactic: look what you made me do, you MADE me pay this woman to graphically describe having sex with you when you were only 16 years old. The goals are punishment, embarrassment, degradation, humiliation.

Covers courtesy of The Sun, photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Ginger says:

    The only ones that believe Harry outed this woman is the rota. Anyone with two working brain cells know this woman outed herself and did it for the attention and money. Dan really is a sad little man.

    • Lia says:

      I’m still completely convinced that she’s not the woman! Never!! Just how she parrots the events exactly as it is in the book! The tabloids wrote this..
      Sorry, but even then she wasn’t pretty.. Not even remotely.. (I saw pictures on Twitter when she was the age where she “met” Harry)

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I do not think Sasha Walpole is woman either.

        “For some reason I can’t explain”, to borrow words from Chris Martin & Coldplay, I still think the woman is Elizabeth Hurley.

      • Kebbie says:

        There are pictures of Harry with her and two other girls and he’s literally picking up the pretty girl and flirting with her the whole time as this one stands off to the side. He never even looks at her.

        I think it would be so funny if he just released a statement like “I have no recollection of this woman and I never slept with her.”

      • Kingston says:

        My sentiments exactly. This is a collusion between this female nobody and the usual suspects from the shidtrags. Because the entire raison d’etre of the sad little man and his cohorts, is to use their every waking hour to “punish” H&M for leaving and showing up britain for the little backwater that it is.

      • Karen says:

        Can we avoid the “she couldn’t possibly be telling the truth because she’s ugly” argument? There are plenty of other reasons we can talk about.

      • susan says:


      • Andie says:

        Thank you @karen! First of all, few of us are as attractive now in our late thirties/forties as we were in our twenties. Second of all, SO WHAT? Literally who said “he couldn’t have slept with her because he was flirting with a prettier girl?” Like, COME ON. Maybe he was attracted to Sasha because she was more charismatic? Maybe they had chemistry? You literally have no idea. If you don’t like her attention seeking ways that’s one (valid) thing, but being like LOL she was too ugly to fuck a prince lmfao what a liar is such an embarrassing take. Like… what must you think of Harry then?

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        @karen How about this, then? She’s not his physical type, then or now. Harry’s always appeared to prefer slender women, both fair and darker complected. This woman doesn’t fit his usual type. Harry also didn’t quite strike me as someone who’d have any port in the storm just to get his jollies. He seems to have typically wanted to at least be physically attracted to whomever he sleeps with. There’s no disparagement or lie, when you look at it that way.

    • Tiny says:

      They don’t even believe it
      Fake azz outrage

  2. SussexWatcher says:

    Can we all agree that this is the exact invisible contract that Harry talked about? Once again Harry is being fed to the press and outraged masses! It’s like clockwork.

    This stupid story (where no one was even named) is being blown up at this moment to distract distract distract from King Chuckles demanding two new gold thrones! Is anyone even talking about how wasteful Chuckles is? How expensive this stupid Chubly and his new golden toys will be to the nation? The huge expense of a golden carriage and thrones for him and his vile wife?

    As Jaida Essence Hall said, look over there 👉🏽

  3. FeedMeChips says:

    Imagine voluntarily bragging to the world at large that you had sex with a 16 year old.

    • Cessily says:

      It is sickening what she has done and how they are twisting it. I don’t think any one is thinking of her as a victim that was outed no matter how the tabloids are trying to spin it. Hope the money was worth it because her 15 minutes of fame will forever be a pubFvck in public. I’m sure her friends and family are proud. (Can’t imagine how her children are dealing with this)

    • Michele says:

      Isn’t this statutory rape? Or is the law in GB 16?

      • LizzieB says:

        Our age of consent is 16 (unless the other person is in a position of authority over you, like a teacher).

    • Mary Pester says:

      Feed me hips, spot on. Christ on a bike Wooton is sounding more and more unhinged as time goes on. I wonder if he will EVER wake up to the fact that he is just a Palace stooge. Talk about the cost of living crisis, talk about the N. H. S being brought to it’s knees so they can sell it off. Talk about this shite government trying to turn the UK into some kind of North Korea where we can only think and behave like the government tells us to. Talk about chinless Charlie’s MASSIVELY EXPENSIVE clownation talk about bullyams and botox barbies vanity projects, but DON’T try and make this woman into some kind of shrinking Violet. SHE outed herself, SHE set her husband and children up for ridicule, and in 6 months she will be coming for YOU AND THE SUN saying you ruined her life. Wonder what you will write in you poor, poor colomb then, your a cockwomble. And not a very intelligent one either as you and your paymasters have not thought this through.

  4. Tessa says:

    Wootton is obsessed

  5. aquarius64 says:

    This woman is humiliating herself. The Fail ran a story on her husband. They began dating in 2001, the same year she allegedly shagged Harry. Although the rag claimed he was ok with the “hook up” (she supposedly told him) she looks like she may have cheated on because it doesn’t specify when they started dating, if it was after the deflowering. Congrats lady, you just put the horns of a cuckold on your now husband for quick cash.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Unless it’s been a non-secret secret in their set (like Peggington’s cheating and other scandalous dirty deeds we’ve yet to learn about), there is NO WAY this woman is telling the truth (about sex with Harry) or it would have gotten out way before now. Especially if she went around telling her boyfriend at the time, friends, etc. People wouldn’t have been able to keep something like this quiet.

    • Jazz Hands says:

      I hate that I even read her interviews but she mentioned she had recently broken up with her boyfriend prior to her 19th birthday.

      • aquarius64 says:

        So she wouldn’t look like she cheated on the bf with Harry? She still has no proof she had sex with Harry (sex tape, DNA, kid). The tabloids are running with this because they want Harry to confirm or deny this story. By not responding this woman looks like the female George Santos.

    • Dot Gingell says:

      The former boyfriend/husband thing doesn’t fit with what she ‘said’ in one of the articles in which she claimed she was out celebrating her 19th birthday when her ex walked in with his new gf. That’s why H took pity on her and bought shots to make her feel better. If there was sex it was probably him giving the local bike a ‘sympathy shag’ to cheer her up.

      • equality says:

        Dispensing with calling her a “bike” would be nice.

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        Sympathy shags seem more Peggington’s thing vs Harry, even during Harry’s wild years. Buying her some drinks, sure. That’s something even I’d do in that situation.

  6. equality says:

    An “international hunt” to find her? Uh, no, the BM are the only ones who seem obsessed with her. And how is PH the equivalent of someone who wrote anonymously? That would be your sources, DW. At this point it would be sort of funny if PH did come out and say it wasn’t her and that he has no idea why she dragged herself into this.

    • How dare this woman drag her privacy in public herself. All for the money! She presumed and assumed she’s the woman Harry was talking about in the book and outed herself voluntarily. For all we know she is not the woman Harry was talking about. It’s only in her head that she’s it. She’s a fake, a charlatan. She and the UK media go well together. Low lifers.

  7. JJ says:


  8. Beana says:

    I love how much it bothers Dan that he has this new global nickname.

    “Dan, Dan, you sad little man,
    When they can’t go any lower, we know you always can.
    NZ called you a liar so to GB off you ran,
    Dan, Dan, you sad little man.”

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      You can tell Harry calling Wooten “a sad little man” got to him. It’s hysterical😂🤣

      • JoJo says:

        I noticed him just having to mention this too 🤣. Harry has truly got under his very thin skin hadn’t he. From now on if I do refer to him when posting anywhere it will be as…
        Dan Wooten (SLM).

  9. Eurydice says:

    I’ve wondered when I would reach my limit of reading what the RR have to say about H&M and now I know – this is it.

  10. Talie says:

    I’m still surprised she did it – I sincerely hope the money was good because it’s not like she’s a reality star used to the attention. I mean, this is highly embarrassing. She put everything on the streets, and this is going to be horrifying for her kids to deal with in their village. Like, every time she is around other parents, they will know. I just can’t understand this when you have two young kids.

    • SURE says:

      You know she’s going to pop up on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here or some other such reality TV show. She’s only in it for the money despite the other theories being put forward by commenters.

  11. girl_ninja says:

    Dan Wootton is unhinged. What a f*cking loser. And this woman has brought a boat load of attention to herself and her family. What a messy weirdo.

  12. C says:

    If you want to get paid then get paid but she is not a victim. Trashy money-grabbing nobody who absolutely made a conscious choice to go to the two outlets Harry is suing to help them stoke up their hatred. If it was even her, given that all he said was she was older and liked horses.

  13. Becks1 says:

    The British press just keeps looking more and more desperate. There was no international hunt to find this woman, that part was actually one of the least interesting parts in Spare in my opinion (it was really just a blip and then the book moved on, and I moved on with it, you know? There were a lot of parts of Spare that I thought about after I finished it and that was not one of them.)

    I almost wonder if she was mad that she wasn’t named or mad that no one was actually looking for her, so she contacted the tabloids instead? It’s been almost a month since the book came out, surely if this was such an “open secret” and there was an “international hunt” for her she would have been discovered weeks ago?

  14. Brassy Rebel says:

    That column makes no sense at all. The only thing I got from it is that he’s jealous because Harry now has “oodles of money”.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      And it’s a super dumb angle because…I mean, he was a prince when they hooked up! One advantage he had is that he was super loaded. That wasn’t ever going to change. He might have more ready cash in 2023, but she knew very well that he lived in a castle and attended Eton at the time. Come on.

  15. B says:

    The punishments always change for the Sussexes. First they were broke, then they were irrelevant and now they’ve lost respectability.

    The UK press constantly want to tell readers that the Sussexes are snubbed broke failures. Unfortunately for the press, Sussex successes, wealth, and influence is global and too big to deny . They now have to settle for saying they’ve lost the monarchy & respectability and ONLY have wealth and success. 😂

    • Julia says:

      I feel it’s the monarchy that is losing respectability and influence worldwide Lot of projection going on in some quarters of the UK.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      The U.K. Press gets more delusional every day. The rest of the world looks on in disbelief at how crazy and dysfunctional both the press and the monarchy are.

  16. ChillinginDC says:

    What is Wooton on about? They are sad? Pathetic? People hate them? I don’t even get that comparison to Prince William? What is going on here? I feel like this is the only thing the RR can grab onto and they are. And no one is biting.

  17. MSTJ says:

    They can’t shame H&M but they’ll keep trying. They want H&M to fail and it bothers them immensely that H&M are not destitute and begging for favors after running away from the abusers to secure their mental and physical well-being. There is a better life beyond the Royal trappings and H&M are living in it. Thankfully Tyler Perry did what he did for H&M and the abusers didn’t succeed in breaking H&M soul.

  18. Jais says:

    Gee, Dan, why aren’t you talking about the early years and shaping us campaign? Or the poverty tourism? Or the new golden carriage and chairs? Manufactured outrage and drama.

  19. WhatKateHerselfSaidOnPageSix says:

    What?? But she’s the one that said it was her, Harry gave her an opportunity for anonymity, stupid woman. And why does she look so old

    • Kebbie says:

      People were guessing Elizabeth Hurley, FFS! Like no one would have *EVER* landed on this woman or believed he slept with her.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        He says it was known in “polo circles” that this digger driver was Harry’s first. Because she travels in those circles I guess. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

  20. Snuffles says:

    I’m just sitting here shaking my head because this is the best that this royal rat “brain trust” can come up with as a line of attack. Their WhatsApp group must be a pit of toxic rage. Where they scream, cry and whine then plot their clumsy evil doings.

  21. Hail says:

    International witch-hunt for a woman who was never mentioned by name and barely got a paragraph but no international witch-hunt from Dan and his media partners to find the staffers that were sabotaging Meghan and leaking to the press that Harry mentioned multiple times in the book?

    • C says:

      As far as I can make out she was telling her own friends and family that it was her and this seems like her just trying to save face, lol.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Or to find the palace employees who made Harry’s life even drearier, blocking the windows in his miserable flat, and otherwise treating him like garbage?

  22. SomeChick says:

    Imagine thinking there was ever any possibility of anyone ever “modernising the monarchy from within” lololol

    Sad little fantasist man.

  23. Afken says:

    “Chance to modernise the monarchy from within”

    Except you screeched and raved and ranted that the monarchy was not to be modernised and how dare this uppity Black American come over here and try to switch things up. And now you’re saying the monarchy needs to be modernised and they could’ve done it? Gaslighting prick.

    • diANNa says:

      I recall all the shrieking and outraged headlines about how the Sussexes were claiming to be “single-handedly modernising the monarchy.” But now that they’re safely out of the way, the spin becomes that they had this glorious chance to do just that and they blew it!

      Also noticed that it’s understandable and okay for the cherry picker to want her own narrative out there, but that isn’t true for either of the Sussexes.

      I don’t know that there used to be so many contradictions within one story – it seems they have arrived at a new level of crazy where nothing needs to make sense if you’re talking about Harry and Meghan, as long as it’s negative spin.

  24. Kim says:

    How funny would it be if Harry released a statement like “I don’t know her”? Because I’m not convinced it was her (don’t really care who it was) and the tabloids are all like “how dare Harry barely mention how he lost his virginity with very vague details and MAKE this woman out herself by sharing the same very vague details”

    Like, this person easily could have sold their story years ago. That’s why I’m not sure I believe it’s the first person who waved their hand in the air after Spare was released.

    Also, lady whistledown was anonymous and Harry is the opposite of that. These “reporters” are so lazy they can’t even come up with a proper analogy. And Harry was already rich before Spare, as they endlessly reported on, but seem to have conveniently forgotten so they can push the narrative of the week that he’s selling secrets for money because he’s hard up for cash. Ok, boomer.

  25. AnneL says:

    I am laughing at the notion that the book “forced” this woman to out herself. It was literally a blink-and-you-miss-it moment!

    Harry put this incident in his book the way embarrassed teenaged me used to buy tampons. Like, “I’ll take some chips, shampoo, chewing gum, a magazine, a soda and a pack of erasers and oh-I’ll-just-throw-in-this-box-of-tampons-too-nothing-to-see-here-thanks-bye!”

    What a joke.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      I’m picking that she was actually forced by the tabloids. That’s their MO. Track down somebody who was in the right place at the right time for teenage shenanigans, lay it down that they’re running this story, and she can co-operate, or they’ll destroy her life. They’ll destroy her life anyway.

      • AnneL says:

        How horrible and disgusting of them if true.

      • ElleE says:

        Can’t rule out that this woman has been misquoted and/or misled by the journalist.
        I am not saying that she was a victim (like the British officer that just came out and said he was misled and miss quoted, which has made his PTSD worse) I’m just saying we have to look at all of these stories and consider the possibilities.

  26. MsIam says:

    Has it been 15 minutes yet?

  27. Vanessa says:

    This woman is beyond Thirsty and sad pathetic she outed herself she choose to have her pictures taken for a sleazy Tabloids and go into Graphic details about her alleged tryst with Harry . Her headline is I’m the woman who took Harry Virginity what is in the air in England that this Royal reporters are so freaking pathetic the Jedi mind tricks that they are constantly lying to the public and manipulated things . Harry didn’t outed this woman she outed herself she blown up her life for 15 minutes of fame and money Harry gave her the most generic basic descriptions ever she was older and liked horses . And the royal reporters go digging no one outside of them were looking for this woman or care . The royal reporter would rather focus on the most Mundane parts of spares instead of focusing on bring attention to their behaviors is outed or William and Kate played a part in the smeared campaign or violently assaults committed by William their so called statesman .

  28. Amy Bee says:

    The crazy thing about this is Harry said in his book that it wrong that it happened and he didn’t identify Sasha as the woman. Considering all the terrible things that Dan Wootton has done his career especially what he did to Caroline Flack it’s hypocritical for him to criticising Harry for writing his own story. But I’m glad to see the press now acknowledge that they overreacted about Meghan being older than Harry. Another thing Harry and Meghan didn’t go to California to be celebrities but to get away from the British press and the Royal Family.

  29. ElleE says:

    Is it possible that D.Wotten is another brexiteer on Putin’s payroll bc his full-time job is some serious psy-ops sh!t.

    Harry could be the UK’s first democratically, elected head of state in 10 years time: it’s the natural progression of his life and the monarchy in general. No other royal is in a position to be elected to save/run that country.

    All of the talk about Megan’s desire to be president is a “flip” on their fear that someone like Prince Harry could run for an elected office in the United Kingdom, which is under the firm control of some very anti-British interests at the moment.

    • Mary Pester says:

      ELLEE, As I said on another page, oh how I would love for it to turn out that HARRY not BULLYAM is the legitimate Heir, could you imagine the pearl clutching and media screaming if that were the case

    • Well Wisher says:

      Please don’t put ideas in their head. Remember they are ruthless.

      • ElleE says:

        @WellWisher Some of us here have been saying this since 2019: the threat is Harry, it’s always been Harry.

        the entire machine’s sole objective, since the death of Diana has been to question the legitimacy of Harry’s parenthood, cast doubt on his judgment, and portray him to be an imbecile (much like I am sure sadly, a lot of illegitimate children born “outside” of the Royal family are).

        Harry knows the physical, mortal danger that his family has put him & his wife and children in. I totally get what you’re saying, but observing this on CB isn’t going to make the danger anymore real.

      • Tessa says:

        Harry is a Windsor. The malicious gossip about the parenthood started to trash Diana. Charles protected the Parker Bowles children against rumors that he fathered them by telling dimbleby the times he was intimate with camilla.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      Wootten was very active in the right wing/tabloid campaign to undermine Jacinda Ardern and the New Zealand covid-19 response. He had zero profile in NZ until he started spreading the ‘hermit kingdom’ propaganda.

  30. Mary Pester says:

    Oops, sorry that was for feedmechips

  31. AmelieOriginal says:

    When I read the last “Look what you made me do” that Kaiser wrote all I could think of was Taylor Swift’s song!

    Whether it’s this woman or not who took Harry’s virginity, I hope it was worth the 15 minutes of fame! Hopefully she saves that tabloid money wisely. If nobody else comes forward, then I think she’s probably telling the truth.

  32. It could be any other older woman. How dare this Sasha woman be so presumptuous and preposterous! She’s an opportunist.

    The woman Harry was talking about wasn’t identified in the book. Harry was respectful of the woman’s privacy .

    This Sasha and the British media will continue to hurt and lambast the Sussexes for the money. Disgusting and abominable.

  33. Aly says:

    People who kiss and tell are so cheap. In most cases it not even about money, it’s about fame. They shamelessly believe any fame is good fame. This is why I couldn’t feel sorry for anything Olivia Wilde’s nanny supposedly went through. If you’re the type to sell it to some cheap tabloid then I got no sympathy for you.

  34. Saucy&Sassy says:

    This is beating a dead horse now. Yea, we know, we know. What else is there to say? I don’t care if she is or isn’t the person Harry aluded to in the book. She outed herself, which was a conscious choice on her part.

    I really, really hope her children don’t have to suffer for her antics.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Yeah, it must suck right now to be her kids.

    • SurelyNot says:

      won’t someone think of the children — imagine finding out their parents had drunk teenager sex behind a pub. I’m sure the four of them will survive well enough with the knowledge.

      • C says:

        LOL, please do not pretend a parent running to the Mail and the Sun to tell the world of their sex antics with one of the most famous people in the world is somehow something that all children experience.

  35. Emily_C says:

    I don’t think it was her. It’s got nothing to do with her looks, and people thinking it does are being pretty gross. It’s the way she’s acting now. But also? This is a total non-story. WHO CARES who the first person someone had sex with was? Most people don’t even care about it themselves in hindsight. It is, plain and simply, not a big deal. “Taking someone’s virginity” isn’t a thing.

  36. J.Ferber says:

    Wooton is a total ass and liar.