Bryan Adams had an affair with late British Royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, according to the rocker's ex-girlfriend.

Danish model and actress CECILIE THOMSEN, who dated the Canadian star for 12 years, before splitting with him in 2002, claims Adams enjoyed a fling with the Princess a year before her tragic death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

She says, "I knew Diana had an affair with Bryan. Bryan knew Paul Burrell (Diana's butler) very well. We often had lunch together - the three of us.

"Before the premiere of TOMORROW NEVER DIES (in which Cecilie had a minor part) he helped me with my gown. Paul was a part of the inner circle around Bryan, and he also introduced him to Diana.

"Ours was a stormy relationship, and Bryan's affair with Diana didn't make it easier. The affair was in 1996 after Diana's divorce from Prince Charles.

"It wasn't because of the affair that we broke up, but it was a part of it. The first time Bryan met Diana I wasn't invited."

05/11/2003 14:06