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Old 07-16-2007, 12:27 PM
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I think the question is, why isn't it believable that James Hewitt isn't Prince Harry's father?
He doesn't look like Hewitt, the only thing they have in common is red hair. James Hewitt has a funny looking chin and although he has a similiar build, he's even shorter than Prince Charles.
Prince Harry's red hair looks very like his Aunt Sarah's hair, the growth pattern is even similiar. His eyes and eyebrows both look like his grandfather Prince Phillip, and his chin is similiar as well. The photo of his cousin George McCorquodale shows how much Harry looks like a Spencer. His looks are a definite combination of Mountbatten and Spencer looks and physical characteristics.
If Diana said she dated James Hewitt in 1986, and James Hewitt says they dated in 1986, then why do they have to be lying about the date? Simply because Harry's hair is red?
That is a poor reason to assume a woman has presented her husband with someone else's baby when the first baby is barely 2 years old.

Harry looks like a cross between Diana's family and Charles' family, and the older he gets the more pronounced the resemblence is. Earl Spencer hasn't lost any hair. He and his sister Sarah share the same hair pattern that Harry has.
James Hewitt has red hair, but his hair looks very different. It isn't thick and lush and straight like Sarah McCorquodale and Harry's hair is. His hair seems a bit curly, like Prince William's.

Having red hair is just not enough to assume a woman has presented her husband with a baby that is not his, especially when red hair runs very visibly in that woman's family.

There should be something more concrete than that to go by before a person is considered as being as dishonourable as that.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:54 PM
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Why? I find this sort of argument simplistic in the extreme. Diana was a child when Charles was dating her sister, IMO, Charles would not have looked at a child in that way, Hewitt and Diana were adults at the time. There are very many cases of men & women sleeping with their wife/husbands sibling, as there are many cases of a wife or husband, straight after marriage or a child, bemoaning the fact that the spouse doesn't understand, isn't spending the time with her/him, etc.
Ah but as a great TRF member once implied..... around and around we go....

Poor Harry. The press will always dangle this little "debate" whenever news is slow or they want to have revenge on him (you know how the media is always taking their vengeful jabs at the royals when the royals fail to give them what they wanted). The seed was planted by some over-eager commentator, probably one of the talking heads on a Larry King Live royal special, and it sprouts up its ugly head now and again, retreating after a spell of hot-headed debate, ready to sprout up again when the time is ripe!
Short of a DNA test, nothing can kill the ratty thing. It will just keep rearing its ugly head whenever the James Whitakers or the like-minded have a book to promote.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:06 PM
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Well, if you love someone you don't go on TV under hypnosis. You don't use her to put yourself on the stage. If I remember well he already went to Larry King's show. He made a book, Love and War. I won't blame him for that of course, but in his book he talks about his life and his story with Diana. I'm pretty sure that if he had only written about his experience in the army and his childhood, the book would have lost alot of interest to many people. I hope you understood what I'm trying to say .
Thanks for responding. I thought there might have been something else new that I didn't know about.

Was he trying to cash in on his relationship with Diana by writing the book? I don't see it that way. The relationship had wrecked his career and caused him all sorts of other problems. In the introduction to the book he said most of what was written about him was not true, and that some journalists feel free to fabricate at will. He said he wanted to tell his own story, and he did, and Diana was a big part of his story. I found his account very interesting to read, and quite touching. I believe he really loved her and that she probably loved him.

I cannot explain the hypnosis thing at all though. I didn't see it and I can't comment except to say it seems to have been a crazy thing to do. But then I don't think James is particularly bright.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:21 PM
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Short of a DNA test, nothing can kill the ratty thing. It will just keep rearing its ugly head whenever the James Whitakers or the like-minded have a book to promote.
A DNA test won't make any difference. Look what happened with the blood tests on Henri Paul. "Oh, the samples were switched." "Oh, they were deliberately contaminated." "Oh, the results were tampered with."

Facts will never make any difference to a good conspiracy theory, especially when there's some money to be made from keeping the controversy going. It'll just be more column inches and more dollars while the tabloids debate about whose DNA it really was and why people would falsify the evidence.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:45 PM
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Prince Harry's red hair looks very like his Aunt Sarah's hair, the growth pattern is even similiar.
Eeerh.... the familiar relationship between Prince Harry and Sarah Ferguson is as non-existant as those between my neighbours and myself.

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Old 07-17-2007, 12:40 AM
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OK I'll rephrase my question "When did they begin their romantic liaison?".
That is the big question and one we will never have the answer to. Most people are hanging Hewitt out to dry on this forum, can you imagine what would happen to him and anyone willing to 'back up' an allegation of the affair starting sooner than the 'agreed' 1986?
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:59 AM
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OK I'll rephrase my question "When did they begin their romantic liaison?".
Major James Hewitt started his career in the Household Cavalry (Life Guards Regiment) in 1977. So the romance between the unhappy Princess of Wales and the dashing cavalry officer could gave started any moment between 1982 and 1986.

It can start very innocently, with a wink of understanding from the gallant and impressive looking officer to the shy young Princess. Sadly enough both the Princess and the officer did not know their places. The Princess had to realize that she is The Princess of Wales and the future Queen and she should not seek for comfort in the arms of an officer of the Queen's guards. And of course the officer had tot do everything to prevent that he would engage himself into an affair with The Princess of Wales.

The same can be said about The Prince of Wales, the Prince of Wales's present spouse, the former Duchess of York, and so many more.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:17 AM
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well royal life just is not as chivalrous as you describe. Possibly Royals are more promiscous than their subjects.

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Major James Hewitt started his career in the Household Cavalry (Life Guards Regiment) in 1977. So the romance between the unhappy Princess of Wales and the dashing cavalry officer could gave started any moment between 1982 and 1986.

It can start very innocently, with a wink of understanding from the gallant and impressive looking officer to the shy young Princess. Sadly enough both the Princess and the officer did not know their places. The Princess had to realize that she is The Princess of Wales and the future Queen and she should not seek for comfort in the arms of an officer of the Queen's guards. And of course the officer had tot do everything to prevent that he would engage himself into an affair with The Princess of Wales.

The same can be said about The Prince of Wales, the Prince of Wales's present spouse, the former Duchess of York, and so many more.
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:27 AM
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Eeerh.... the familiar relationship between Prince Harry and Sarah Ferguson is as non-existant as those between my neighbours and myself.

I was referring to Prince Harry's actual blood relative -- his aunt Lady Sarah McCorquodale. She is a natural redhead. I included quite a few links to photos of Lady Sarah and also of her son George, who looks remarkably like Harry, in one of my recent posts in this thread.
Harry's red hair comes to him from his mother's family, it's very evident when you look at his red-headed aunt and his red-headed cousin.

Here are the links again for good measure:

James Hewitt, weak chin in evidence
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/image...hewitt_bbc.jpg
http://bigrikcouk.brinkster.net/images/default_61a.jpg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/grap.../nhewitt08.jpg

Lady Sarah McCorquodale:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...Corquodale.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...orquodale2.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a..._ladySarah.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a..._ladySarah.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a..._ladySarah.jpg

George McCorquodale, Prince Harry's cousin:

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/5094...6BF04B24B4128C *Please click your refresh button to see the photo.

Prince Harry:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...irencester.jpg
http://www1.whdh.com/images/news_art...ince_harry.jpg
http://en.epochtimes.com/news_images...ry74136913.jpg
http://www.puter-school.com/Charles/...andwilliam.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...mal_harry8.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...000/harry6.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...PRINCE_HAR.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ntebale_07.jpg

Prince Phillip:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ten1921-36.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...incessAnne.jpg ** *Prince Phillip and Princess Anne
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ten1921-38.jpg
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:38 AM
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Harry's red hair comes to him from his mother's family, it's very evident when you look at his red-headed aunt and his red-headed cousin.
If only that was the only similarity.
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:54 AM
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A DNA test won't make any difference. Look what happened with the blood tests on Henri Paul. "Oh, the samples were switched." "Oh, they were deliberately contaminated." "Oh, the results were tampered with."
But there's always going to be someone like that. Look at the Anna Anderson apologists who still maintain that Anna Anderson was really Anastasia. But before the results of the DNA tests were released, a lot of very smart and knowledgeable people also thought that Anna Anderson was Anastasia. What the DNA tests did accomplish was to separate the kooks from the rest of the population. Now you're not going to find a serious thoughtful documentary or article claiming that Anna Anderson is Anastasia. That is a major accomplishment for truth, IMHO.

My prior company was in a controversial business and the one thing that I learned there is that if one is trying to change public opinion, one needs to forget about plotting every move by what the extremists think because the extremists are never going to listen If these people want to persist in thinking that Harry is Hewitt's son then let them; there's not much the royal family can do about them. But there is a much larger population of people who don't know or are undecided and they can be influenced by what they read and hear.

So it is possible that the DNA results will influence them and because they are a much larger group than the extremists, their opinion carries more weight.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:04 AM
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But there is a much larger population of people who don't know or are undecided and they can be influenced by what they read and hear.
So it is possible that the DNA results will influence them and because they are a much larger group than the extremists, their opinion carries more weight.
I don't know if there is a much larger population in the UK that is as convinced that Harry is Charles' biological child. As you have seen & heard youself, many believe he is Hewitts son and have no problem voicing their belief to 'strangers'.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:27 AM
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I don't know if there is a much larger population in the UK that is as convinced that Harry is Charles' biological child. As you have seen & heard youself, many believe he is Hewitts son and have no problem voicing their belief to 'strangers'.
No that is not quite what I meant skydragon.

The British man I met in the pub who said, 'Well of course everyone thinks Harry is Hewitt's son' really didn't have a strong opinion on it. He quoted the reasoning that both Hewitt and Harry had red hair and Diana was very unhappy in her marriage from the beginning - but it wasn't something he felt passionate about - rather it was an offhanded comment and we quickly moved onto his opinions of the aristocracy which (since he had gone to school with several, he had a lot of more strongly formed opinions on the British aristocracy than he did the royal family).

He is what I would refer to as the larger undecided population - they have no strong feelings either way but are influenced by the press that's out there. There is more noise out there that Harry is Hewitt's son at the moment and nothing really substantial like a DNA test result to counteract the influence the Hewitt rumours have on the minds of the larger population.

Now I'm sure my British acquaintance would not so blithely assure a total stranger that Harry is Hewitt's son if the results of a DNA test were published and they were shown to be negative.

You can take the coroner's report surrounding Diana's car crash to see what a documented and thoroughly researched report can do to quash wild and unsupported speculation. Before the coroner's report came out, if you read the comments on a lot of articles on Diana, more than half of the readers suspected foul play. Now most of the readers when they respond to an article by Diana point to the natural causes - driving too fast, no seat belts, and nothing else, that led to the crash. Another triumph of truth over wild, mindless speculation.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:28 AM
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I think I've mentioned it before, there are some children who look like neither parents, but are a clone of all the Genes involved, Prince Harry is a good example. He has the spencer and Mountbatten-Windsor looks all combined!
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:11 AM
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If only that was the only similarity.
The red hair is the only similiarity, and that isn't even the same texture. Prince Harry walks just like his brother Prince William, his hands look like his grandfather Phillip's. He even smiles the same as Prince Phillip. When you look at the photos facing Prince Harry from the side, it shows that he has the same smile lines in his face as Prince Phillip, and he has Prince Phillip's strong jaw line. To top it all off, he has Prince Charles' ears! It looks like he's inherited his hair, his height, and his over-all coloring from his Spencer side.

He's definitely a combination of Spencer-Mountbatten with a little Windsor thrown in for good measure. What's so funny is how Prince Harry and his cousin George McCorquodale look so much alike they look like brothers! Their hair is exactly the same: thickness, color, texture and all. Their skin coloring is the same also.
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What's so funny is how Prince Harry and his cousin George McCorquodale look so much alike they look like brothers! Their hair is exactly the same: thickness, color, texture and all. Their skin coloring is the same also.
I've seen the childhood pictures from 1992 which show the close resemblance between these two cousins. Are there recent pictures anywhere that show how much they have continued to look alike into young adulthood? Thanks to anyone who can provide the information.
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Skydragon, if a DNA test was done and it was reported that it showed no relationship between Harry and James Hewitt, would you believe it was accurate and accept that Harry was Charles's son?
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Janet, there's a more recent photo of George McCorquodale in post 288. You'll have to refresh the screen before being able to see it.
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But there's always going to be someone like that. Look at the Anna Anderson apologists who still maintain that Anna Anderson was really Anastasia. But before the results of the DNA tests were released, a lot of very smart and knowledgeable people also thought that Anna Anderson was Anastasia. What the DNA tests did accomplish was to separate the kooks from the rest of the population. Now you're not going to find a serious thoughtful documentary or article claiming that Anna Anderson is Anastasia. That is a major accomplishment for truth, IMHO.
You're quite right. But - DNA-testing back then was not what it is today and the tests were conducted when Anderson was already dead, cremated and buried. The source of the DNA-material can be doubted, which leaves the question still open. As Anderson is dead and left no kids, it doesn't matter anyway anymore.
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Just wanted to add that the only two people whose opinion and belief counts are Charles and Harry. They probably have both an opinion about the matter and probably know of the other's opinion and that forms part of their relationship.All others have to be content with the fact taht as long as Charles does nothing, Harry is his son and that's that.
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