It's what everyone has been waiting to hear...
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be busy taking a huge step in their relationship, but it seems that James Hewitt has finally had time to put some long-standing rumours to bed.
Princess Diana and James Hewitt famously had an affair in the 90s, and ever since it was made public many people have suggested that James is Prince Harry’s real father.
Although Harry was born in 1984, and the affair was said to have taken place years later, it hasn’t stopped the speculation from mounting as the Prince has grown older.
But James has finally decided to speak about the rumours in an interview with Australia’s Channel Seven segment, Sunday Night.
When asked if he was Harry’s father, James responded: ‘No, I’m not.’
He was pressed further, and asked why people still believe it to be true. His response was: ‘It sells papers. It’s worse for [Harry], probably, poor chap.’
The fact that both men have ginger hair has fuelled the conspiracy theory, even though this photograph of Prince Philip in 1957 is the spitting image of Prince Harry around the same age.
James went on to discuss his relationship with Diana, saying: ‘I think she was quite easy to fall in love with, really, so I think I can be forgiven for that.
Hopefully, his response to the rumours will finally put them to bed once and for all.