She was the lonely princess trapped in a loveless marriage; he was the dashing cavalry officer in the British Army. Their love affair reportedly lasted for five years. But the effects thereof reverberated for years after.
The result is that many claim Princess Diana's youngest, Prince Harry, was born out of her affair with James Hewitt. And now online conspiracy theorists are digging up more dirt.
Online users started a thread on Quora called "Why do people keep persisting about Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex being the son of someone named Hewitt?" and some of the comments ranged from the absurd to plausible.
Below are some theories with a dash of facts:
"Diana was once asked if Harry’s father was Charles or James. It was made clear to her that if indeed James Hewitt was Harry’s father, she would be ‘out of the family’ for good. She feared losing her sons." - Graham Short