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Prince Harry definitely looks like a Windsor! He has the close set eyes like the queen and ears like his father prince Charles, the red hair comes from the Spencers. The only thing that resembles Hewitt is the same color of their hair!
I totally agree! I have always thought that Harry looks like the queen, they definitely have the same eyes and ditto for everything else you said.
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James Hewitt to star in tv show about Diana, Princess of Wales | The Internet Forum

Is this television show has been made yet ?

I can't believe this man !
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I don't think he is a smart man but he is basically not a very bad man. I think he felt he was ditched by Diana for her own purposes and exposed him to the wolf pack and then he lost everything: his military position,his creditablilty and etc. He was unable to have a normal life Then he used Diana for his own end but it is still understandable for me. James Hewitt is basically a weak man.
This is how I see Hewitt. He's weak, and not especially bright and has made some momentously bad decisions, which he tends to admit. But he's not a bad man, and I feel some sympathy for him. It seems to me that he and Diana had a close and loving relationship and he was good for her. I found his autobiography, Love and War, worthwhile reading not just because it is a primary source but also because of the insight it provided into the way he thinks about matters.
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This is how I see Hewitt. He's weak, and not especially bright and has made some momentously bad decisions, which he tends to admit. But he's not a bad man, and I feel some sympathy for him. It seems to me that he and Diana had a close and loving relationship and he was good for her. I found his autobiography, Love and War, worthwhile reading not just because it is a primary source but also because of the insight it provided into the way he thinks about matters.
I've made my point in my previous post and I don't think he's a really bad man but sometimes I can't understand why he does all this ?! If I had such letters, even if the person wasn't famous but still dead, I would do everything to keep them. It would be a part of my life. He's even more complicated than Diana IMO.
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The guy is such a sleazebag! He totally took advantage of her and he continues to cash in. What a loser. Someone should come out with a tell all book about HIM! I'm sure a guy like that has plenty of dirt in his past.
Exactly my thoughts about Hewitt. And now he is on TV show. He is pathetic.
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Well he's not the worst man on earth. I mean, he loved her, she loved him and he took a crazy risk to start an affair with her. In an other period of History they would have been killed for that. In the interview I've posted previously, he said he regretted some things he had done to her and the book Princess In Love, was IMO one of them. This lovestiry ruined his life but as he told Larry King, he would have done exactly the same thing if he had to do it again. 5 years is some time, it's more than a simple affair. I think she loved him more than any other lovers she's ever had (but that's only my humble opinion ).
Do you really think there was this love between them? Then,imo they both gained. If being snatched into baby-having service for the Kingdom and never loved or respected by said husband. Great for her if he brought her some ego-boosting emotional satisfaction. Hey, that's what life owes all of us. I'm glad she had some joy before leaving so soon.

But perhaps then he was all emotion-giving and no real gentleman character, hence the blabbing.
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Do you really think there was this love between them? Then,imo they both gained. If being snatched into baby-having service for the Kingdom and never loved or respected by said husband. Great for her if he brought her some ego-boosting emotional satisfaction. Hey, that's what life owes all of us. I'm glad she had some joy before leaving so soon.

But perhaps then he was all emotion-giving and no real gentleman character, hence the blabbing.
I really think there was alot of love between them. As Diana didn't have the attention she wished from Charles, she found someone who listened to her and understood her. One day Diana told him that she had bulimia and at first he was shocked but took it very seriously. I think he did all he could to make her happy when she was there and it worked. They the same sense of humour and really got along. When they broke up in 1993 (?), it wasn't a very good year for Diana if I remember well. Apparentely Diana didn't want to take his phone calls because she thought he had sold their story to the press. But in Bradford's book, it's said that he was naive and talked about it to a journalist who was in the Gulf also, so against his will. IMO the book released in 1994 was the final act. Before there could have been a chance of reunion but with this public betrayal, it was definately over.
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I really think there was alot of love between them. As Diana didn't have the attention she wished from Charles, she found someone who listened to her and understood her. One day Diana told him that she had bulimia and at first he was shocked but took it very seriously. I think he did all he could to make her happy when she was there and it worked. They the same sense of humour and really got along. When they broke up in 1993 (?), it wasn't a very good year for Diana if I remember well. Apparentely Diana didn't want to take his phone calls because she thought he had sold their story to the press. But in Bradford's book, it's said that he was naive and talked about it to a journalist who was in the Gulf also, so against his will. IMO the book released in 1994 was the final act. Before there could have been a chance of reunion but with this public betrayal, it was definately over.
According to Hewitt ("Love and War"), Diana kept in touch with him into 1994. In fact she phoned him in early 1994, and told him that he "had to do something about all the innuendo that was recycling itself about us in the papers" (p162). This was after the Morton & Dimbleby books and there was a lot of speculation. Diana urged him to give an interview to Richard Kay. "After my experience in the Gulf I wasn't sure. But I did want to help Diana so I gave a long interview to Anna Pasternack (whom I knew through friends of friends) in the Daily Express about myself and my friendship with the Princess. This was an error. I was held up to ridicule by other papers for the fact that I had said nothing new - merely repeated the same old story which they knew to be false. The Palace, the police, Downing Street, Fleet Street and many others were all aware of the true facts of our relationship".

He goes on in some detail. Pasternack proposed a book which would present Diana and Hewitt in a sympathetic light without any tabloid spin. (p163) "She assured me it would do us both good and set matters straight." "I thought about it for several days and nights. Nothing could be as bad as the press I was now getting. And I couldn't just keep lying. Truth, I reasoned, must be the best way forward. So I agreed to do it. In the atmosphere of those times it seemed a sensible way to put an end to the lying. But it proved to be the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life."

The publisher rejected the first draft and wanted far more detail and Pasternack's next draft became a love story. Hewitt was not happy. He spoke to Diana about it and neither was she. He didn't want it published and was prepared to return the publisher's advance, but he couldn't stop it.

I think "naive" is a better word to use to describe Hewitt than "weak", which I have previously adopted here. I think he is basically a decent man who has made some monumentally bad decisions, got out of his depth and, largely because of the circumstances, couldn't seek advice from anyone who could offer sound advice.

He had paid, and continues to pay, a high price for his mistakes. He admits them though, and I think he should be given a fair go.

He had a lengthy military career and was a conscientous and brave officer who was mentioned in dispatches. He might have just failed his major's exam, but so what! Everyone can't be a general. He served his country well for a long time.

They had talked about the possibility of a future together, but I don't think Diana would have been satisfied with being Lady Diana Hewitt after being The Princess of Wales.

I don't think of him as a cad or worse for talking about his relationship with Diana or contemplating selling Diana's letters to him. He's just a human being, with human frailties. There were two in that relationship, after all. The letters are his, written to him by the woman he loved and who, I believe, loved him. They are his letters, some of which were at one time stolen from him and which he had to fight to have returned, and he has said he will consider an offer. I suspect that incident may have tainted them a bit for him, but that is just speculation on my part. He is not a wealthy man, and lives in the real world. I can't say what I would do in the circumstances. Anyone who purchases the letters is prohibited from publishing them due to copyright law but he has said somewhere that they are not salacious.

I cannot begin to explain what possessed him to agree to the hypnosis thing but we are all capable to doing stupid things under stress.

I am, nevertheless, fairly sure he doesn't sit around saying to himself, 'How can I milk that relationship I had with Diana some more?'. When I read his book or interviews with him, I get the feeling he is fairly matter-of-fact. Naive certainly, but not at all scheming or manipulative or malicious. If he has an opportunity presented to him to do something and it is only offered because he was Diana's lover, again I say, 'So what!'. That's life. I am far more interested in listening to him than, for example, Paris Hilton.
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New book : Harry, who's your Dad ?

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Max Clifford new book :
PRINCESS OF WALES - DIANAS LOVER WAS DESPERATE TO HIDE RELATIONSHIP

That's a different version of their break up...
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As so many people than so many visions/opinions...

That's interesting story. But how much truth is in this? Who knows...

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I think now Max Clifford's books's things have been adopted as the proper version. I have no idea but I don't despise Hewitt for what he had done. I just cannot understand a army officer choose to be the lover of the Princess of Wales. If I were him, I don't think I would do it. It is a crazy act and a self-destoyed act. James Hewitt probabl did love Diana very much at that time,
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I think the right word he inspires me is pity. Whatever went wrong in their relationship, he probably suffered about it very much. All his life he will be seen as the Love Rat, the cad, Princess Di's former lover. As for the priceless friendship she had with Fergie, their story ended, and I have no doubt about it, on a silly thing.
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I wish for Prince Harry's sake that CH would take a strong opposition to the speculation about Hewitt being his biological father. Taking the usual passive course is, in this case, more harmful than anything else, for if only CH would give the proof that surely exists of Prince Harry being royal, the matter would die permanently and never be raised again. They have an opportunity to squash it forever, but they do nothing, and the media will always trump it up again and again at various times.
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I wish for Prince Harry's sake that CH would take a strong opposition to the speculation about Hewitt being his biological father. Taking the usual passive course is, in this case, more harmful than anything else, for if only CH would give the proof that surely exists of Prince Harry being royal, the matter would die permanently and never be raised again. They have an opportunity to squash it forever, but they do nothing, and the media will always trump it up again and again at various times.
I actually disagree.

By not doing anything officially they are saying to the world that they believe that Diana didn't cheat on Charles before Harry was conceived whereas making any official announcement implies that they believe that she started cheating by at least the beginning of 1984.

To make any public announcement about this, one way or another, would give the Dianafanatics more ammunition about the 'uncaring' RF trying to undermine her name.

The RF, and particularly Charles, are apparently convinced that Charles is Harry's father and that is all that is needed.

Once the press start forcing the RF into making certain announcements where will it end? Will all royal babies have to be DNA tested before being accepted?
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I actually disagree.

By not doing anything officially they are saying to the world that they believe that Diana didn't cheat on Charles before Harry was conceived whereas making any official announcement implies that they believe that she started cheating by at least the beginning of 1984.

To make any public announcement about this, one way or another, would give the Dianafanatics more ammunition about the 'uncaring' RF trying to undermine her name.

The RF, and particularly Charles, are apparently convinced that Charles is Harry's father and that is all that is needed.

Once the press start forcing the RF into making certain announcements where will it end? Will all royal babies have to be DNA tested before being accepted?
Should or shouldn't they? That is the question.

I admire Diana and if they made the results public, I wouldn't see it as putting Diana in doubt but a way to say to the press :'See, you were wrong about Harry, about Diana, from the start'. And it would be so good to see the media, the ones who put her as someone who had a baby from another man, who said such things even after her death without any proof, being ridiculized. But that would be in a better world, even if they did this test, there would be always some nuts to say it's false, like for Diana's car crash.
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I actually disagree.

By not doing anything officially they are saying to the world that they believe that Diana didn't cheat on Charles before Harry was conceived
No, by saying nothing, they are in fact saying nothing.

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To make any public announcement about this, one way or another, would give the Dianafanatics more ammunition about the 'uncaring' RF trying to undermine her name.
If the DNA results prove that Charles is Harry's father, the DNA results will show nothing of the sort. If any fanatics want to use this as ammunition they don't have to wait for DNA results; they will find a bunch of other evidence to buttress their cause.

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The RF, and particularly Charles, are apparently convinced that Charles is Harry's father and that is all that is needed.
No, the Royal Family and the British monarchy are a public institution based on genetic heredity so the identity of Harry's father is of public concern. If Harry were the grandson of the President of the United States, his parents assurance that he is their child would indeed be all that is needed. But Harry and the British Royal Family are not in that position.

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Once the press start forcing the RF into making certain announcements where will it end? Will all royal babies have to be DNA tested before being accepted?
This is a concern but I think Harry's paternity only came about because Diana had an admitted affair with James Hewitt. Several people believe that Charles started his affair with Camilla before he said he did and so its natural for some people to think that Diana started her affair before she said she did.

To be fair, in the era before DNA tests, if a Princess had an admitted affair with a man other than her husband, questions of her children's paternity would arise, unfortunately the primitive technology available at that time would not allow the paternity question to be answered to satisfaction so the stain of suspicion would be on the children for their entire lives.

Some people state with authority that no test will prove conclusive to the fanatics and I agree as far as the fanatics are concerned but I have stated in this thread again and again that not all the people who believe Harry is Hewitt's son are fanatics and I believe they can in fact be convinced by a DNA test. Duchess even said that she would be convinced by a DNA test and she is no fanatic. Yet they ignore these statements that we make as assiduously as the fanatics who ignore hard evidence.

We are not just blowing smoke or making up some fantasies here. We are talking with real people's experiences which are just as valid as the experience of the fanatical friend of chrissy.

The question about Harry's paternity cannot be conveniently pegged to the blame of certain unreachable fanatics.
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No, the Royal Family and the British monarchy are a public institution based on genetic heredity so the identity of Harry's father is of public concern.

I agree with this, but wouldn't this only be 100% applicable if Harry was the heir? Obviously then in that case you'd want to be absolutely certain that the next King/Queen was in fact the eldest offspring of the current monarch/heir to the throne. If the family has made no overtures about Harry's paternity being in doubt, shouldn't that be the end of it? Harry won't inherit the throne unless William dies, becomes a Catholic or abdicates, a la great-uncle Edward.
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Harry won't inherit the throne unless William dies, becomes a Catholic or abdicates, a la great-uncle Edward.
But it's not beyond the realms of possibility that William could die - in a motor accident or skiing accident or due to illness, etc. - so Harry's paternity is a very real issue and I think it will be until William has an heir and a spare.
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Harry is in the line of succession and he is royal. These are the attributes that come about because of his bloodline through Prince Charles.
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