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I'm Not Harry's Dad, Says Diana's Lover James Hewitt

Princess Diana's former lover James Hewitt has spoken out about their affair, denying long-standing rumours he could have been Prince Harry's father.

The former cavalry officer said speculation had persisted because "it sells papers".

Diana confessed in a BBC Panorama program in 1995 that the pair had had an affair.

She and Prince Charles separated in 1992, divorcing four years later.

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 asked him: "Why does that keep being repeated?" He said: "It sells papers".

Hewitt has previously described the couple's five-year relationship as "exciting and sexy".

In a magazine interview he said: "The situation that Princess Diana and I were in made it exciting and sexy because it was risky. "The danger spiced it up a bit, if you know what I mean."

He published a book in 1999 about their romantic liaison, and was criticised for saying he would sell love letters Diana wrote to him - more than 60 penned between 1989 and 1991 - during their affair.

AAP

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