LATEST: Gravel-voiced rocker Bryan Adams has rubbished reports he romanced tragic British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, insisting his ex-girlfriend's comments are "pure conjecture".

CECILE THOMSEN claims the SUMMER OF '69 star enjoyed a fling with Diana a year before her fatal Paris car crash in 1997.

The Danish model and actress - who split with the singer last year (02) after a 12-year relationship - recently revealed, "The affair was in 1996 after Diana's divorce from Prince Charles."

But Adams adamantly denies the accusations, insisting, "Miss Thomsen doesn't know anything about my friendship with Diana. These reports are pure conjecture and supposition."

Despite his denial, Adams has made no secret of his infatuation with the late royal, and cemented his feelings for her on the B-side to his chart-topping 1985 single HEAVEN, on a track called Diana.

He sang, "The first time I saw you. I knew right then and there that I had to make you mine, the day that he married you, I nearly lost my mind."

The 44-year-old became the target of speculation after Diana's former butler Paul Burrell claimed the Princess had nine suitors after her divorce, including a Hollywood actor, a novelist, a sportsman, a politician, a lawyer, and entrepreneur, a billionaire, a surgeon - and a musician.

06/11/2003 17:02