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James Hewitt, a lover of Princess Diana, has opened up about the couple's love affair and finally responded to claims that he is Prince Harry's father.
Their controversial affair that was kept under wraps for five years,
Appearing on Australian Channel Seven's Sunday Night, James Hewitt spoke candidly from his home in south west England about the moment he fell in love with the people's princess.
But conspirators will be unhappy with his response to one of the questions.
Watch his grilling by an Australian journalist here...
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In an interview ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death, the former polo player denied claims he was Prince Harry's father when pressed about the paternity.
"Are you Harry's father?" Australian host Melissa Doyle asked.
"No, I'm not," he replied.
And, sadly, unlike the state beneficiaries you find on The Jeremy Kyle Show, the royal family won't be taking a DNA test.
Asked about the rumours that have persisted for decades, he said: "It sells papers. It's worse for him, probably, poor chap."
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It is thought that Princess Diana started her affair with Mr Hewitt - who now leads a life as a recluse in Devon - after she asked him to be her horse riding instructor in 1986.
Her secret relationship blossomed as rumours swirled around her husband Prince Charles, who was reportedly seeing his former flame Camilla Parker-Bowles at the time.
The pair's relationship lasted until after he had served as a tank commander in the 1991 Gulf War as their affair was exposed in the media.
Looking back on their relationship, Hewitt said: "She had an aura of something special around her.
Diana pictured in 1994. Credit: PA Images
"It's a gradual period and then, you know, suddenly you can't get enough of each other or see each other as much as you want.
"Well, I'd cook and she'd wash up. Just dinner and relaxing and laughing."
Sunday Night also interviewed Diana's bodyguard Ken Wharfe, who slept on a camp bed in a hallway outside the bedroom the princess shared with her lover.
Wharfe said: "it was pretty obvious what was happening [but]... "it wasn't for me to moralise on this."
"I didn't really have a view on it openly or inwardly, you know.
"It was her life, their life. I was there for one specific reason - I would never let her down."
Despite Hewitt dismissing the rumours, it's likely they will still persist.
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