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Old 08-18-2020, 07:27 PM
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Hewitt seemed to have trouble hanging on to money, I think he had at least one failed business. He seemed desperate going to the media for money and as I recall he was drunk during one of his TV appearances. He was not right for Diana to say the least. He was not a good person in that he sold her out.
Agree, that without solid business prospects it's not uncommon for fate to tempt someone into entrepreneur ideas that aren't a good fit for that person. Polar opposite circumstance to Diana - 17M lump sum upon royal divorce with virtually unlimited opportunity ahead. Hewitt..his days numbered in the Army, a life raked over the coals beyond repair. Does anyone really think the military was so utterly mortified about his involvement, or simply piled on in proportion to public ballyhoo of excoriating him..?

Diana was beloved and financially well off. Further, if she felt like it, affluent men would lavish her with rare precious gifts while at same time confiding to a friend, "it makes me very uncomfortable." The point being that some form of selling-out takes place on a regular basis by people of all walks of life. 'Princess in Love' was a mistake, but if anything her star got brighter, in the sense the public got a respite from hearing of her trapped, emotionally, in the marriage.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:21 PM
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Even if they were "over" I don't think Hewitt really loved Diana if he went to cooperate with a book about her. He could have gotten a job after the military and never embarked on going to the media. I think he could have had a happier life. He could have quietly moved on from Diana and kept it all in the past. And it really did not give him a "good life" or any real security. He had a fiancee but she apparently dropped him. Even if he did not 'get rich quick' he could have had steady work and a good income.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:25 AM
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Agree, that without solid business prospects it's not uncommon for fate to tempt someone into entrepreneur ideas that aren't a good fit for that person. Polar opposite circumstance to Diana - 17M lump sum upon royal divorce with virtually unlimited opportunity ahead. Hewitt..his days numbered in the Army, a life raked over the coals beyond repair. Does anyone really think the military was so utterly mortified about his involvement, or simply piled on in proportion to public ballyhoo of excoriating him..?

Diana was beloved and financially well off. Further, if she felt like it, affluent men would lavish her with rare precious gifts while at same time confiding to a friend, "it makes me very uncomfortable." The point being that some form of selling-out takes place on a regular basis by people of all walks of life. 'Princess in Love' was a mistake, but if anything her star got brighter, in the sense the public got a respite from hearing of her trapped, emotionally, in the marriage.
If he had not publicised his affair with Diana, he would have been able to get employment on his retirement from teh Army. but he did.. He had a pension.. he didn't need to authorize that book or appear on TV shows talking about Diana and hinting that he was Harry's father...He's a horrilbe individual and deserves no sympathy
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:47 AM
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So he sold 64 of her letters for ten million pounds in 2003. He opened his bar in 2009 and closed it in 2013. Ten million..? You have to be practically brain dead for a bar like that in Marbello to go bankrupt. He will always be the 'Love Rat' to me. A couple of years ago he had a stroke and a heart attack. Even if you break up in a relationship there is nothing lower than trying to make money off of it...ridiculous.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:16 PM
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If he had not publicised his affair with Diana, he would have been able to get employment on his retirement from teh Army. but he did.. He had a pension.. he didn't need to authorize that book or appear on TV shows talking about Diana and hinting that he was Harry's father...He's a horrilbe individual and deserves no sympathy
He said for years he could not have been Harry's father. He and Diana started their relationship when Harry was 2. But he apparently wanted more money so he would put these "hints out" under "hypnosis." It was an unnecessary and awful thing for him to do. IMO. HE also did an appearance when he was drunk and was photographed in a bathtub. He should have saved the money he had and moved on instead of these appearances.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:28 PM
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When seeing the things Hewitt has done capitalizing on his fling with Diana, Princess of Wales, it makes me think he never was too much of a man in the first place if he continued on to make his life one that is centered on a memory of someone else and about a love affair that once was. It tells me the man had absolutely nothing else worthwhile in his life of his very own that he's accomplished.

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Old 08-19-2020, 10:35 PM
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Accomplishments are probably less than spectacular, but those that served with him recall him as a great commander. Isn't that worth a few beers ?

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At one time very popular with Wills and Harry.


Princess Diana - adored and fell in love with him.
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:49 PM
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Accomplishments are probably less than spectacular, but those that served with him recall him as a great commander. Isn't that worth a few beers ?

Expert horseman, trainer, and rider.

At one time very popular with Wills and Harry.


Princess Diana - adored and fell in love with him.
All this may be true about the man but he chose to overshadow all of those qualities by focusing on highlighting his affair with Diana for publicity.

The good qualities and his expertise in fields took a back seat and people saw him as a cad instead of the man that he really could have been.

At least that's how I see it.
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:43 AM
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Accomplishments are probably less than spectacular, but those that served with him recall him as a great commander. Isn't that worth a few beers ?

Expert horseman, trainer, and rider.

At one time very popular with Wills and Harry.


Princess Diana - adored and fell in love with him.
I dont know what you mean by this. He may have been a successful soldier, but he hardly acted like an officer and gentleman in relation to Diana. A gentleman does not betray a woman's trust by confirming an afaair with her, and he certainly does not make money out of the relationship. If Will and Harry were fond of Hewitt when they were chidlren, ti makes his betrayal of their mother all the wrose.
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:40 AM
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I dont know what you mean by this. He may have been a successful soldier, but he hardly acted like an officer and gentleman in relation to Diana. A gentleman does not betray a woman's trust by confirming an afaair with her, and he certainly does not make money out of the relationship. If Will and Harry were fond of Hewitt when they were chidlren, ti makes his betrayal of their mother all the wrose.
Exactly.

Hewitt was no gentleman.
That says it all about his character.
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:37 PM
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I dont know what you mean by this. He may have been a successful soldier, but he hardly acted like an officer and gentleman in relation to Diana. A gentleman does not betray a woman's trust by confirming an afaair with her, and he certainly does not make money out of the relationship. If Will and Harry were fond of Hewitt when they were chidlren, ti makes his betrayal of their mother all the wrose.
The ungentlemanly points about him are fair game..what is unusual is when positive mention is made, it's usually pummeled into the ground pretty quickly. Reasons for it are likely tied to fact that the Monarchy is involved, so transgressions of this sort are several x's worse than they would be otherwise.

One small analogy.. Steve Mcqueen received criticism when his relationship with Ali McGraw came out, with many surprised to hear of rogue abusive behavior, and a drug habit. However, longstanding acts of kindness to an orphanage he knew well, and other sides of him were not forgotten. Whereas with Hewitt, the lens is reversed. Bad vs. good traits are positioned 100 to 1.
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:02 PM
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The ungentlemanly points about him are fair game..what is unusual is if a positive mention of him is made, it's usually pummeled into the ground and quickly. Reasons likely are tied to the fact that the Monarchy is involved, so transgressions of this sort are several x's worse than they would be otherwise.

One small analogy.. Steve Mcqueen received criticism when his relationship with Ali McGraw came out, as many were surprised to hear of rogue abusive behavior. However, longstanding acts of kindness with orphanages, and other traits about him were not forgotten. Whereas with Hewitt, the lens is reversed. Bad vs. good traits are positioned 100 to 1.
Legally, at the time, Diana and Hewitt's love affair was a dire crime in the UK. It very well possibly could have been if the law was enforced, that Hewitt could have been arrested, tried and convicted of high treason. The law states:

"Offences constituting high treason include plotting the murder of the sovereign; committing adultery with the sovereign's consort, with the sovereign's eldest unmarried daughter, or with the wife of the heir to the throne; levying war against the sovereign and adhering to the sovereign's enemies, giving them aid or comfort; and attempting to undermine the lawfully established line of succession. Several other crimes have historically been categorised as high treason, including counterfeiting money and being a Catholic priest."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_t...United_Kingdom

Needless to say, this was not enforced and Hewitt lived without being hung, drawn and quartered. The Crime and Disorder Act was amended in 1998, a year after Diana's death.
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Old 08-21-2020, 05:32 AM
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absurd to think that Hewitt was going to be convicted of high treason. It is the fact that he publichised teh affair himself, made money out of it and has gone on making money out of it for years after Diana was gone, that has disgusted people.
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In this day and age, nobody would be convicted of high treason for that. Technically, Charles should have been in trouble with the military for being involved with Officer's wife Camilla Parker Bowles but he would not be punished and wasn't. Charles even turned a blind eye to Hewitt and allowed Diana to invite him to her birthday party. Charles and Diana by then were living separate lives. Hewitt should have walked away after he and Diana parted company and lived a life without "cashing in" on his relationship with Diana. I think it messed up Hewitt's personal life and he never really settled down with anybody, and his fiancee apparently broke up with him.
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