Oliver Hoare has died of cancer aged 73 in France, according to reports

The late Princess Diana’s alleged lover, Oliver Hoare, has died aged 73 at his French home of cancer.

According to Sun UK, the married father-of-three was a friend of Prince Charles and began an affair with the princess after her dad, Earl Spencer, died in 1992.

Their relationship flowered in the early 90s, although he never publicly admitted to it.

Sun reports that Diana allegedly smuggled Hoare into Kensington Palace in the boot of her car and security staff once found him half-naked and hiding behind a bay tree as he tried to sneak out after a fire alarm went off in the middle of the night.

Diana became increasingly infatuated with him and told her confidante, Lady Bowker, a diplomat’s widow, that she ‘daydreamed of living in Italy with the handsome Hoare’

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