Princess Diana's former lover Oliver Hoare has died (Image: ALPHA)
The former art dealer, who Diana is said to have become "obsessed" with, has died at the age of 73 at his home in France, according to the Daily Mail.
The married father-of-three was a close friend of Charles.
He is said to have started an affair with Charles' wife Princess Diana in 1992 after her father Earl Spencer died.
Diana reportedly confessed to her confidante, Lady Bowker that she “daydreamed of living in Italy with the handsome Hoare”.
A former bodyguard told how he previously saw Mr Hoare "semi-naked behind a potted