Tabloid PI tried to find out if Prince Harry’s ex-boyfriend had an abortion and ‘sexually transmitted diseases’

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A British private detective working for the publishers of Sun and the former News of the World has told a BBC documentary that he was trying to find out if Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, had ever had an abortion or had any “sexual diseases”.

In the documentary, with the title The princes and the press, BBC media editor Amol Rajan pointed out that Gavin Burrows, “now presents evidence in the trial against the publisher of News of the World and Sun“and added that” his claims are strongly disputed by them. “(The Daily Beast has sought a comment from News Corp, the owner of News UK, the current name of the publisher of the titles.)

The royal family could “boycott” the BBC over William and Harry’s claims

The documentary attracted attention after it was reported that the offices of the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince Williams had threatened to boycott the BBC, allegedly because they were angry over allegations in the documentary that their offices actively targeted Prince Harry and Meghan and planted negative stories in the press about them.

There were only transient references to briefing wars in tonight’s episode. It has been reported that the second part of the documentary, due out next week, will make several flammable claims.

But Burrows’ admission of the depths he had bowed to in his efforts to reveal details of Harry’s life, including examining the intimate details of Chelsy Davy’s life, was truly shocking.

Asked if Harry dating Chelsy had “opened a lucrative new path” for him, Burrows replied, saying he was “to my cocaine” at the time, “Oh a lot. There was a lot of voicemail hacking going on, there was a lot “Surveillance work on Chelsy Davy on her phones, on her communications. Chelsy would brag to her friends when she had to see him,” he said.

Rajan asked, “So her life also became an object of obsession for you?”

Burrows replied: “Yes. Medical records, had she had an abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, ex-girlfriends – vet them, check them out – education.”

Asked what he would say to Davy, Burrows replied, “Oh, I’m very sorry … my actions were ruthless.”

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