Prince Harry’s paternity has long been questioned until he finally breaks his silence about it in his memoir, Spare. Rumors have it that his father is not King Charles but Princess Diana’s former riding instructor, James Hewitt, with whom she reportedly had an affair.
Prince Harry accused the media of continuously making stories about him for popularity. So, who’s his biological dad?
Media Trying to Prove King Charles is not Prince Harry’s Father
In his book, the Duke of Sussex claimed the tabloids had always been “delighted” to prove His Majesty wasn’t his real dad.
“Tabloid readers were delighted by the idea that the younger child of Prince Charles wasn’t the child of Prince Charles,” he wrote, via Geo TV. “They couldn’t get enough of this ‘joke,’ for some reason.”
The media had spread the claims that he was the lovechild of his mom to his boyfriend, Hewitt.
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“Maybe it made them feel better about their lives that a young prince’s life was laughable. Never mind that my mother didn’t meet Major Hewitt until long after I was born; the story was simply too good to drop,” Meghan Markle’s husband continued. “The press rehashed it, embroidered it, and there was even talk that some reporters were seeking my DNA to prove it—my first intimation that, after torturing my mother and sending her into hiding, they would soon be coming for me.”
Prince Harry Shuts Down Paternity Issues
Page Six revealed Prince Harry’s thoughts about the rumors that Hewitt was his father, not King Charles.
The monarch himself just laughed about it and even made jokes.
“Pa liked telling stories, and this was one of the best in his repertoire. He’d always end with a burst of philosophizing,” he noted.
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“Who knows if I’m really the Prince of Wales? Who knows if I’m even your real father?” he stated. “He’d laugh and laugh, thought it was a remarkably unfunny joke, given the rumor circulating just then that my actual father was one of Mummy’s former lovers: Major James Hewitt. One cause of this rumor was Major Hewitt’s flaming ginger hair, but another cause was sadism.”
Prince Harry Proves King Charles is His Dad
Prince Harry stressed the paternity rumors surrounding him weren’t true. He even emphasized that Princess Diana didn’t meet Hewitt until several years after he was born.
The late People’s Princess met Hewitt in 1986, while Prince Harry was born in 1984.
Hewitt himself denied the claims.
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In an interview with Sunday Mirror in 2002, he said, “There really is no possibility whatsoever that I am Harry’s father.”
“I can absolutely assure you that I am not. Admittedly, the red hair is similar to mine, and people say we look alike,” he added. “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. When I met Diana, he was already a toddler.”
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