James Hewitt has finally denied persistent, long-term rumors that he is Prince Harry's father. In an interview with Channel Seven's Sunday Night in Australia, the former Life Guards officer was asked: "Are you Harry's father?"
He replied: "No, I'm not."
The host then asked him: "Why does that keep being repeated?"
"It sells papers," said Hewitt. "It's worse for [Harry], probably, poor chap."
He told Australian television host Melissa
"I think she was quite easy to fall in love with, really, so I think I can be forgiven for that," said Hewitt.
He has previously described his relationship with Diana as "exciting and sexy." In 1999, he published a book about their affair. "The situation that Princess Diana and I were in made it exciting and sexy because it was risky," he has said before. "The danger spiced it up a bit if you know what I mean."
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