James Hewitt, the former secret lover of Princess Diana, has long denied decades of speculation he was Prince Harry’s biological father.
And Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, revealed his take on the paternity rumours while on Australia’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Tuesday.
The 59-year-old confessed who he believed with absolute certainty was Harry’s real dad while sharing a chat with his celebrity camp mates in South Africa.
Paul was Diana’s butler for 10 years between 1987 and 1997, when Diana tragically died in a car crash.
Real Housewives Of Sydney star Jackie Gillies asked Paul: ‘Do you believe that Prince Harry is Prince Charles’ child?’
Without hesitation, Paul responded: ‘Yes. Absolutely.’
‘So, It’s not the other… with the orange hair?’ Jackie asked.
‘She (Princess Diana) didn’t know James Hewitt when Harry was born. That’s fact,’ Paul explained.
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‘Five years into the marriage, she had Harry. She hadn’t yet met James Hewitt. That’s the truth.’
Hanging off his every word, Jackie was satisfied with his response: ‘Thanks. That’s awesome! I believe you.’
Host Dr Chris Brown then returned to address viewers: ‘Well, case closed!’
In an interview with Seven’s Sunday Night last year, James Hewitt himself was asked by host Melissa Doyle point blank if he was Prince Harry’s biological father.
He firmly responded: ‘No, I’m not!’
Asked about the rumours that have persisted for decades, he said: ‘It sells papers. It’s worse for him, probably, poor chap.’
Princess Diana started her affair with Mr Hewitt – who now leads a lonely 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 seeing his former flame Camilla Parker-Bowles at the time.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs on Ten from 7.30pm