Prince Harry Gets Paper to Retract 'Pippa Middleton Romance' Story

Britain's Prince Harry has forced a newspaper to retract claims that he "snogged" Pippa Middleton.

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The 31-year-old royal made a formal complaint about the story - that linked him to the Duchess of Cambridge's sister - to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in December and insisted it was "completely untrue".

The content was originally taken from a US magazine and stated the flame-haired Prince had "snogged" the brunette beauty, 32, at the Royal wedding of his brother Prince William and her sister Catherine in 2011 and also claimed the pair had "hooked up" in a bathroom.

However, his complaint was upheld by the IPSO and a retraction printed in the Daily Star newspaper.

Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton at the Royal wedding. Photo: Getty Images.
Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton at the Royal wedding. Photo: Getty Images.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry recently returned to the UK from America, where he hosted the second ever Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

The royal met servicemen and women who were wounded in battle and wanted to spread his message of how sports can give them a new life.

He also spoke about the "dark hole" that people who have served their country can fall into they return home and suffer from flashbacks.

He told PEOPLE: "Once you're in that dark hole, that slide show is constant, one after the other. Those who do suffer from [flashbacks], we need to be able to help them. It's not a life sentence, far from it. If we're able to talk about it and give them the platform, then great.

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"Everyone needs to help and needs to talk about it. The stigma around mental health is a big issue. I don't necessarily have the answers, but I know for a fact that just being able to talk about it early on a huge deal."