Princess Diana was ‘deeply wounded’ by rumours surrounding Harry’s parentage.
Former bodyguard to the royal Ken Wharfe tells in his new book, Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, how ‘shattered’ she was after Charles began seeing Camilla Parker Bowles.
According to The Sun, Wharfe writes, ‘Shattered by her husband’s betrayal, the Princess was ready for an affair.'
'James Hewitt, a natural womaniser, gave her the attention and affection she relished, and then the passion she yearned for.'
He added: 'At first, Diana refused to concede to me that her affair was anything less than innocent. "Nothing is going on," she would say, her face flushing red, as we drove back from a tryst, usually with the atmosphere tense in the car.'
However, rumours that Hewitt was Harry’s father ‘angered the princess’ and according to Wharfe they simply aren’t true ‘because the dates do not add up’.
‘A simple comparison of dates proves it is impossible for Hewitt to be Harry’s father. Only once did I ever discuss it with her, and Diana was in tears about it,’ he said.
While Diana didn’t care what people said about her, it was a different story when her children were involved.
'The nonsense should be scotched here and now. For one thing, the dates do not add up. Harry was born on September 15, 1984, which means he was conceived around Christmas 1983, when his brother, William, was 18 months old.
'Diana did not meet James Hewitt until the summer of 1986.'