Is James Hewitt actually Prince Harry's father? No, he most certainly isn't...
There are an awful lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the late Princess Diana, all of which must be very difficult for her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to have to deal with.
One of the biggest rumours actually surrounds her youngest son, Harry, and his parentage. Sigh.
It’s no secret that James Hewitt and Diana Princess of Wales had a relationship back in the ’90s. Diana confessed the news herself in a Panorama interview in 1995, having previously separated from Prince Charles in 1992.
James, on the other hand, spoke of his fondness for her in his book that was published in 1999.
But one thing that the red-haired former British Army captain has kept pretty quiet about is the relentless speculation surrounding whether he’s actually Prince Harry’s biological father.
In a recent interview with Channel Seven’s Sunday Night in Australia, he was put on the spot about the allegations. And he has shut them down once and for all.
He was asked, simply, ‘Are you Harry’s father?’
He replied, bluntly, ‘No, I’m not.’
The presenter questioned: ‘Why does that keep being repeated?’
He surmised: ‘It sells papers. It’s worse for [Harry], probably, poor chap.’
Yes, we certainly agree that it must be tiresome for the Royal Family to hear such stories.
Thankfully, conspiracy theorists now have the truth, so we hope it finally ends here.
In fact, according to Sky News, Hewitt told the Daily Mirror fifteen years ago that Prince Harry was ‘already walking’ when his relationship with Diana began. The timing, therefore, makes it impossible.
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James also opened up about his time with the princess, telling Australian host Melissa Doye that there was ‘something special’ about her.
‘I think she was quite easy to fall in love with, really, so I think I can be forgiven for that,’ he said.