Princess Diana’s former lover James Hewitt denies he is Prince Harry’s father

Princess Diana’s former lover, James Hewitt, has denied long-standing rumours he could be Prince Harry’s father. During a rare interview, the former cavalry officer was asked by Australia’s Channel Seven: “Are you Harry’s father?” He replied: “No, I’m not.” Mr Hewitt told Australian television host Melissa Doye there was “something special” about Diana. “I think she was quite easy to fall in love with, really, so I think I can be forgiven for that,” he said, adding that they would cook and walk along the beach together.

It sells papers. It’s worse for him, probably, poor chap.

James Hewitt when asked why rumours of him being Harry’s father persist

In 1995 Diana confessed to a BBC Panorama programme that she and the former Life Guards officer had an affair. She and Prince Charles separated in 1992, divorcing four years later. He told the Sunday Mirror 15 years ago that Prince Harry was “already walking” by the time his relationship with Diana began. He said at the time: “Admittedly the red hair is similar to mine and people say we look alike. I have never encouraged these comparisons and although I was with Diana for a long time I must state once and for all that I’m not Harry’s father.”