“Who knows if you’re even your father?”

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Even before Prince Harry’s memoir Spear was published, the explosive content was making a name for itself. The Duke shares a particularly harrowing memory of his father, Charles III. He appears to have publicly questioned his paternity with loveless words.

LONDON – Prince Harry, 38, uses his upcoming diary to talk about his mother Princess Diana’s (36, 1997) relationship with Major James Hewitt (64). Especially a tale from his father, King Charles III. (74) Hit the Duke of Sussex in the heart. When the first rumors appeared that Harry could also be the son of the red-haired captain, his father made an incredible statement.

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In “Spear”, Harry’s memoirs, serendipitously previously published in Spain, the Duke of Sussex reports that Charles “likes to tell tales” and “one of his best” is a story about a visit I was in a psychiatric clinic. One of the patients apparently mistook him for the Prince of Wales, prompting Charles to make a corny joke about Harry: “Who knows if you’re even your real father?”

One wishes Father Charles III.  He didn't heartlessly question his paternity for his second son, Harry recalled in the run-up to his upcoming memoir (Photomontage).
One wishes Father Charles III. He didn’t heartlessly question his paternity for his second son, Harry recalled in the run-up to his upcoming memoir (Photomontage). © Paul Marriott / Imago & picture alliance / dpa / Random House Group | –

According to the duke, there was a brief exchange of blows between Charles and the inmate at Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne: “I am the Prince of Wales,” his father would say, and the man would “respond with the same gesture.” Then the current British monarch would joke: ‘Who knows even if I were your real father? Perhaps your father was already in Broadmoor, my dear boy!’ Harry wrote in his diary that he found that distasteful.

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On January 10, 2023, Random House will publish Prince Harry’s memoir “Spear” — but it’s controversial even before it’s published. Although the work has been described as an honest look at Harry’s life and experiences, many critics of the royal family believe it may also be a harsh critique of the British monarchy. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (96, 2022) on September 8, 2022 and related public skepticism about the British monarchy, this could have dire consequences. “The British royal family (…) must earn and maintain the respect of the public,” explains author of Royals Valentine Low, “if this were to be damaged in any fundamental or permanent way, it could be very dangerous.”

Harry’s alleged resemblance to Major Hewitt sparked paternity rumors

Archive photos show British pioneer James Hewitt (10/18/1999) at his London home and Princess Diana (1/13/1997).  To this day, there are still unconfirmed rumors that he is the father of Prince Harry.
Archive photos show British pioneer James Hewitt (10/18/1999) at his London home and Princess Diana (01/13/1997). To this day, there are still unconfirmed rumors that he is the father of Prince Harry. © Hanson / John_Stillwell / dpa

Charles certainly resented Diana’s relationship with James Hewitt, whose affair with a young cavalry officer made him look like a cuckold. The Princess of Wales confirmed the five-year relationship with Hewitt from 1986 to 1991 in the now famous Panorama interview with BBC journalist Martin Bashir (59), who made Diana talk by presenting fake documents.

Harry’s resemblance to an army officer has led to claims that he is the product of the Major’s affair, especially since his parents’ divorce did not come to fruition until 1996. In two interviews with Britain’s ITV and on CBS’s “60 Minutes” shortly before the release of his memoirs, the former king raised Also intimate details Controversy over Harry’s royal past in the Windsor family. Spare will be available in bookstores on January 10th. Sources used: dailymail.co.uk, nytimes.com

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