Is Prince Harry worried that James Hewitt will stir up some paternity drama?


What’s the general consensus on Prince Harry’s paternity these days? While it’s not discussed openly in the legit UK media at this point, I think there’s a small but determined minority that still feels like James Hewitt could possibly by Prince Harry’s father. Princess Diana and James Hewitt both claimed (over and over) that their affair only began well after Harry was born, but the fact that Harry looks so much like Hewitt has thrown some people for a loop. My take? I don’t know. I’m split on it, but most of the time I believe Harry’s father really is Prince Charles and that Harry just takes after the Spencer side of the family (I’ve always thought Harry looked like his Uncle Charles, Diana’s brother).

Anyway, I bring this up because the National Enquirer has the most ham-fisted story ever about Harry and James Hewitt. They hypothesize that Harry does not want to invite his “real father” James Hewitt to his wedding, because then people will talk or something. I would say so. The premise is whack (Harry’s not even engaged yet, but more on that in a sec), and it’s all just an excuse for a “facial analysis expert” named Edward Winchester III to go on the record about how Harry and Hewitt look so much alike:

“The resemblance between Harry and Hewitt is far stronger than any similarities between Harry and Prince Charles. This really points to James Hewitt as Harry’s father. The facial structure, including the brow and the jaw, are identical. Harry also has the same reddish hair. Plus, they have the same eyes and nose. It’s positively uncanny how alike they are.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

A source also claims that Hewitt used to keep a photo of Harry by his bed (WTF?) and Hewitt always had a “wry smile” when he discussed Harry’s paternity. Apparently, Hewitt moved to Spain for a time (after spending many years selling out Diana and her memory) but he’s now back in England and the royal family thinks he’s going to make trouble. Blah. Is there a resemblance? Sure. But people act like Harry looks just like Hewitt, and that’s not the case.

As for this alleged wedding that everyone is already wringing their hands over… who knows? Cressida Bonas doesn’t want to get married right now, and we know that because her friends told The Telegraph last weekend. Apparently, Cressida is making Harry waity for the ring. Which brings me to this excellent In Touch Weekly story about how Cressida won Harry. Hint: she played hard to get and player’s still playing.

“No one can believe how Cressida has tames Prince Harry,” says an insider. “It would have been unthinkable a year ago.”

So how did Cressida snag one of the world’s most eligible bachelors? By not trying too hard.

“She played a very clever game to land her prince: she let him do all the chasing,” says the insider. “She blew hot and cold and kept changing her mind about whether she could handle being part of the royal circus. It just made Harry even keener.”

Shortly after the pair were set up in 2012 by Princess Eugenie, Harry was photographed playing strip billiards in Vegas – and Cressida reportedly dumped him. That was a wake-up call.

“He’s calmed down a lot since then. Harry no longer wants to be seen as the Playboy Prince. He wants to prove to Cressida how serious he is about her. He put her before his beloved Army career. Cressida has been granted security clearance to Kensington Palace by the Queen, an unprecedented honor for a royal girlfriend. Cressida spends much of her time there.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

I believe she’s still playing that game. To give her some credit – that game wouldn’t work unless he already adored her. But she has played a very smart game and I think that Telegraph article about Cressy making Harry wait to get married… that was another smart ploy. Downplay expectations for an engagement, plus there’s absolutely no pressure on Harry to propose, which will probably make him propose even faster. Slow-clap Cressy’s game, y’all. She’s winning.



Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, WENN. Also included: some vintage photos of James Hewitt.

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  1. MollyB says:

    The older he gets, the more and more Harry looks like Prince Charles. In a good way–Harry is still hot as hell. There are lots of gingers in the world. Just because Hewitt is one doesn’t make Harry his son.

    • Liv says:

      As if the palace hadn’t made dna tests by now!

      • Laine says:

        I also think Harry looks more and more like Prince Charles as he gets older. They’ve got those same close set eyes. I used to think he belonged to Hewitt but not any longer. He really resembles Charles. I’m surprised he still has to deal with these ridiculous rumors.

      • Harriet says:

        He looks way more like Charles. If any of you in the UK watched ITV’s programme on Sunday, you will realise that his expressions and laugh (particularly around the sailor’s knots bit) are CHARLES! DNA not needed any anyway whatsoever after that!

      • FLORC says:

        Yea. No denying those Windsor genes will dominate. Several years from now the argument will be gone. Harry wiill be more like Charles in looks.
        Sadly, he’s already sporting a bald spot. That gogeous Ginge Hair!

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        Exactly-they wouldn’t invest their royal dollars in a child that was not of the blood, nor would he be in the line of succession. Actually, I think he looks a lot like Lord Althorp, (“Champagne Charlie”), Diana’s brother. Also, Diana had strawberry blond hair when she was growing up.

        My sons at 12 and 14 look nothing like their father, and I assure you, they are legitimate. In fact, my twelve year old is almost “Mini-Me”-our four year old portraits are scarily similar! My sister is ten years older than me, so she remembers Little -Me well-she hadn’t seen my younger son in years and was aghast at how much we looked alike.

        So, maybe Harry just favors Diana’s side-for now. I don’t see the Windsor side yet, but maybe I don’t want to!

        Gene expression is an amazing thing.

    • Red32 says:

      He’s got the Windsor nose and ears. He looks more like Charles than William does.

      • Mrs Odie says:

        I completely agree, Red32. He looks more like Diana and Charles’ son than the king to be. William looks like Diana. Henry resembles both Charles and the Queen.

      • Liberty says:

        I agree. He’s got all the Windsor in him and it gets more pronounced. Plus Spencer coloring.

    • Original Tessa says:

      The close set BLUE eyes and long nose are all Charles. He’s so clearly Charles’ son. This is all very silly and hurtful. Adding more drama to an already dramatic life.

    • Catherine Anne says:

      I believe he looks more like Diana. My only thought is genetics and the rarity of red hair and is there any red hair in Diana’s or Charles’ family? Even if he wasn’t Charles son I don’t believe it would ever be said. That would be such an embarrassment to the royal family and they would never admit to it if it was true. If he isn’t and they know then I am very impressed with Charles and his handling of it and staying close and loving him as his son if he wasn’t.

      • sienna says:

        Yes, Charles Spencer (Diana’s younger brother and the Earl) has red hair. I’ve met him and was struck how much resemblance there was in looks and carriage.

        Also, ginger hair can skip a few generations. My hubby had a reddish tinge as a child and there is no one in the immediate family with red hair, and there is no questioning his parentage.

      • Original Tessa says:

        Uh yeah, two of Diana’s siblings, that I know of. Her brother and her sister both a light ginger color like Harry.

      • MollyB says:

        Red hair is a recessive trait and as such can “hide” for a long time within families, getting passed around without actually presenting in any one person until the right mix of genetics. I’m a redhead and it wasn’t until I was born that the “oh, yeah, my second cousin was a redhead . . . ” figuring started.

      • Santolina says:

        His uncle Charles Spencer is a ginger and he has his father’s eyes and nose, so he takes after both Uncle Charles and father Charles. If Hewitt weren’t a ginger this wouldn’t be an issue. Royal paternity has been a subject of debate for centuries. Personally, I think Harry is a racist ass. He needs to redeem himself in my eyes.

      • emmie_a says:

        Charles IS the father! (says Maury Povich) — but just curious, what would happen if we found out Charles wasn’t his father?

      • bluhare says:

        emmie, Harry would be out of the line of succession. At the least. Hopefully, that would be all and I’m very glad it will never have to be put to the test.

      • sapphoandgrits says:

        Diana’s brother Charles is a ginger, and Harry resembles him in many ways, way more than his mother imo. He looks like the two Charleses.

      • mayamae says:

        bluhare, of course he would not be in the line of succession. But would it have been kept incredibly quiet, while they guard William like a hawk, and encourage him to have plenty of children? I couldn’t imagine how delicately that would have to have been handled.

        I’ve never doubted his paternity, I’m just wondering if the BRF would have the nerve to let it be known if paternity is ever questioned.

      • bluhare says:

        mayamae, I personally hope that had they found out Harry isn’t Charles’ it would have been kept quiet. What damage that could do to Harry for no fault of his own.

      • ol cranky says:

        red hair, like blue eyes, is autosomal recessive – you can go through generations of carriers in a family before you see a ginger in the family

      • taxi says:

        Genetically, red hair can also result from the descendent combination of blond & brunette.

    • LAK says:

      The newspapers also discount the royal family’s own ginger gene which goes back to ye old times and can be seen in the wider European families as well as Queen Alexandra AND Princess Beatrice.

    • Suze says:

      @Catherine Anne – The Spencer gene is tilted toward redheads. All Diana’s siblings were redheads. There is also, as LAK noted, red hair scatterered throughout the Windsors.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      I’m with you 100%.

    • gg says:

      I agree MollyB. I used to be totally convinced with no doubt that Hewitt was Harry’s bio father when Harry was a kid. But then I saw a wonderful show called something like Prince Charles Remembers, where he shows old Windsor home movies, and watching him smile and laugh, Harry looked exactly like Charles and I suddenly saw the genetics and exact matches in his eyes and face and am now completely convinced Charles is his biological father. The ginger/hairline/jaw/ears factor is not enough to paternalize Hewitt. And that face is from Charles. As he ages he will look even more like him.

    • lovething says:

      He looks like his grand dad if you ask me. And I think he may have some of that impulsivity too ( his granddad is notorious for saying whatever comes into his brain)

    • blackjack says:

      I was coming here to say just THAT, since Harry’s gotten older this salacious speculation doesn’t fly anymore, he’s all Prince Charles. Give it up tabloids. His eyes and nose are more Prince Charles than William even. Lucky him, he got Diana’s hairline.

    • Esmom says:

      I have always seen the resemblance of Harry to Charles, his nose and eyes are identical! It’s crazy to me that people seem to want to connect Harry to Hewitt based seemingly on hair color.

    • The Original Mia says:

      At first, I saw Hewitt, but now, he’s all Charles.

      Wow, those links…he really does look like Queen Mary.

    • littlestar says:

      I think Harry really resembles Prince Phillip when he was young.

    • linlin says:

      He actually looks a lot like Prince Phillip (when he was young of course).

    • lisa says:

      i think he looks more and more like prince philip as he gets older, esp around the eyes

      unless james hewitt was fathered by prince philip, he can take a seat

  2. Kali says:

    Ugh, I’ve always thought James Hewitt was fairly repulsive from the media coverage of him back when he and Diana were linked. I will admit to thinking that he could potentially have been Harry’s Dad back in the day but I really do think that it is some wicked strong Spencer genes dominating the situation. Ginger power, yo!

    • bluhare says:

      Gawd, have you seen him lately? He looks awful. He’s also moved back home with mummy. I should be charitable and say it could be because she’s old now and needs the help.

      • Kali says:

        Oh wow. Um. Yeah. Time has not been kind. Yikes!

      • LadySlippers says:

        No thanks, I just ate bluhare so I’ll pass.

        (Dude is a cad and should be shot! Or perhaps we can run him over with the Wiglet Wagon…. Grrrrrr…)

        PS- bluhare I haven’t been on yesterday’s post but I wanted to say congrats on your new job. YAY! 😀 I wrote it on a post late yesterday and haven’t been back on to see if you saw it.

      • bluhare says:

        Thanks LadySlippers. I did see it, and I thanked you there too. I’m pretty darned happy these days. It’s a lovely feeling.

      • FLORC says:

        We wouldn’t run him down. That’s what commoners do. Should he walk infront of our path I will see no reason to slow down.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Well…. I’m torn Florc.

        After my snark and crankiness of yesterday didn’t get resolved and it meets the cad of today. I still say he should be run over. But perhaps by a herd of elephants. Is that genteel enough?????

        Oh Madame First Lady & Baronness Blu — please say yes! Lady LAK might vote for us to be kind and warmhearted. Madame Liberté is too new for us to know her heart. I’m betting Dame Snark might agree with me though….However, I say, The Cad Must Go!!!!


        (Perhaps throwing a soirée in my salon in which we could have a proper meeting to discuss this might be the proper route to take…. Hmmmm)

        (And what is Suze’s title? Am I missing anyone? I’m surely leaving someone out. My sincere apologies. The QoCB does appear to be growing)

      • Suze says:

        LOL LadySlippers I had a title but it seems to be have been lost in the mists of time. (How long have we been talking about royals around here? Since the wedding? Seems LONGER.)

        I will be an esteemed commoner for now!

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        We’ll teach this sallow roustabout to throw aspersions! Perhaps a hot cup of bergamot while we think it over.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Oh Snark, it strengthens my soul to know I’ve got such a stalwart friend in you.

        And thanks for the cuppa.


        *Toy Story music starts to play in my head*

        Perhaps Suze, one of our esteemed titled ladies remembers your oh so hallowed title.

        Yes? Anyone?

        *I’ve got a friend in you*

      • FLORC says:

        Lady LadySlippers

        There is always a reason to have a soirèe! If it IS the reason.
        I’m also torn on this issue. He is aging badly and living with his mother, but he was quite awful with those private letters and bring distress to our beloved Ginger Prince.

        We must discuss this further.

        And for Suze’s title… Oh dear I can’t recall if she had one…Viscountess Suze?

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        My Lady
        A friend? But of course! I could wax poetic about your fierce intellect, delightful sense of humor, flair for the dramatic and whimsical and the fact that you know the combination to the letters patent safe 😉
        So what’s a little fender bender amongst friends??

      • bluhare says:

        Well, everyone, *someone* was supposed to write these things down! If I could remember who it was, she would receive a well deserved smack with my parasol. I pass out the titles, but do not keep the records. That is for (cough) common people.

        One thinks we should toss them all into the servant’s chute and begin again, mostly because I unwittingly ennobled some people so they have higher precedence than myself. That way I will receive a promotion, a well deserved promotion I might add.

        The Baroness

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Wonderful idea, methinks. And to make it completely amazeballs we should each nominate a style/title for each of us and present it here. And with the Baroness having final approval, each lady can happily choose one from among her peers’ suggestions. That way there is some choice without the person actually getting to choose her own title, which would be gauche of course.

      • bluhare says:

        You really can’t find good help these days. I found the list of titles underneath the sofa . . . underneath a pile of Majesty magazines with some very dirty doodles in some very interesting places in Lady LAK’s room. I did not know she was so artistically inclined!

        Here we are:

        -First Lady of the Royal Celebitches formerly Alexanderbananarama
        -Marchioness of the Royal Celebitches J.Eyre
        Duchess Capon
        Grand Duchess Bluhare
        Archduchess Angelic2.0
        Tsarina Sachi
        Ladyship LAK the great
        Baroness Belle
        MiLady Mich [pending submission for promotion to Dame]
        Queen Kaiser [pending seconding from everyone??]

        New Additions
        Dame Snarkweek
        LadySlippers (came with her own title)
        Vicereine Liberty

        Apparently Lady LAK and FLORC forgot about Mich’s pending promotion when giving out titles, as we now have Dame Snarkweek. Sorry, Mich. Blame someone other than me. I also did not realize I’d also promoted myself.

        The Baroness

      • LadySlippers says:


        I’m perplexed. Why are the titles so mixed and scattered???? They are very unorganised to say the least.

        Very Respectfully,



        I withdraw my earlier suggestion to have a soirée discussing The Cad’s Demise. I now prefer to have a soirée celebrating the wonderful Royal Loonies in the QoCB. No cads allowed!

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Soiree seconded.

      • LAK says:


        I found your notice regarding the esteemed Anna and Suze’s titles hidden under the same couch. Apparently FLORC was updating the wiglet wagon that day and left the various title lists to the butler to action.

        Suze was elevated to HSH Suze because we all know how serene our Suze is at all times, whilst Anna would only accept an elevation to The Honourable Anna.

        Lady LAK

      • bluhare says:


        We had to expand the titling, as everyone was clamouring for one. Besides, the minions who post here are rather an international bunch, so we took a few liberties. Well, I should say *I* took a few liberties. As Official Ennobler of Celebitchy, I felt it was my due.

        I am also tabling my promotion for now. One would have to move to a nobler pile, and one just found out that one’s help (ahem, Lady LAK) has been subscribing us to some rather dodgy magazines and it’s running down the fund. Hot Harry Monthly??? Although the doodles in that one are quite riveting, one must admit. I had no idea he was so flexible.

        The Baroness

  3. Valerie says:

    Harry looks exactly like Prince Charles. Maybe when he was younger he didn’t resemble him as much but now there’s no denying it.

    • qwerty says:

      I used tot hink J.Hewitt might be Harry’s father, mostly due to this picture but then I saw a photo of Charles and Harry where they looke very similar to each other and changed my mind. Unfortunately can’t find it now (or rather, can’t be bothered to look for it tbh)

      Anyway, this pic is quite recent and you can see the resemblance.

      I don’t get why people say him being ginger is a proof he’s Hewitt’s son – Diana’s family is ginger and Charles has white eyebrows like Harry as you can see in the pic above. Hewitt’s eyebrows are actually dark, nothing like Harry’s. Also, he has red cheeks like his father.

      • qwerty says:

        Also, there’s some guy called Joe McEnroe who looked SO MUCH like Harry when younger lol. I don’t think there’s even any Diana connection, just found him mentioned on some message board and think it;s funny. He’s a tennis player.

      • bluhare says:

        You went into the way back files for that photo, qwerty! Wow. And it’s John McEnroe, the bad boy of tennis way back in the day. But there is a resemblance!

      • Esmom says:

        qwerty, lol, I feel so old that I actually know who John McEnroe is! Looking at the photo I see the resemblance but if you’d ever seen an interview with McEnroe you’d probably never make the connection, their personalities could not be more different. McEnroe could be a real piece of work, whereas Harry seems like a good guy despite his few unfortunate gaffes notwithstanding.

  4. smee says:

    Hey, if she’s going to hang with those gangstas, she needs to be a player. Otherwise, they chew you up and spit you out ala Fergie and Di……

  5. Eleonor says:

    Major Hewitt?? So 1991!

  6. ahoyhoy says:

    Harry’s got total Mountbatten-face. Just google up some pictures of Charles in his youth—Same close-set eyes, eyebrows, and big bony nose:

    • Huh says:

      I will never understand how 2 goodlooking parents produced a child as fugly as Charles, Anne and Edward

      • FingerBinger says:

        Princes Charles and Edward look like Prince Philip,they always have. Princess Anne looks like the Queen. How did those two people produce Prince Andrew is the real question.

      • Suze says:

        @FingerBinger – Princes Charles and Edward have Mountbatten features, but they did not get any of their father’s handsomeness at all. The features are infused with just enough Windsor genes to make them far less appealing to the eye.

        Anne is a Windsor through and through.

      • I don’t understand it either. If we’re going to discount wandering peen, then Prince Phillip is the standard. I can see why the Queen staked her claim on him early. Phillip is FINE. Ooooh, I’m gonna borrow a phrase that my mama always says—Philip was so pretty when he was younger that you couldn’t even look at him straight. Mmmm.

        How sad is it that he didn’t pass all of THAT onto to at least ONE of his kids. I mean, Andrew was beautiful for a hot minute, then what? Princess Anne looks like her mom though–I like her, and I thought she was beautiful when she was younger.

      • bluhare says:

        You crack me up, Virgilia. I think Philip was a cool drink of water in his heyday too.

        But look at Harry’s shoulders . . . had no idea they were so broad. I’m getting all swoony.

      • Alin says:

        Andrew´s paternity was in question too. I remember thst gossip about the Queen and Lord Porchester and how Andrew looks like a Porchester.
        Even if true it would make zero difference, Andrew is the Queen´s child and favourite 😉

      • FLORC says:

        Young Philip had that look. Not the “I want to have a toss with you”, but the “We had a toss, it was fantastic, and now we’re friends, but we’ll do that again.”
        HOT! I can’t blame the Queen for laying claim.

    • mayamae says:

      He seems to have avoided those Windsor teeth. He’s a lucky man.

  7. MonicaQ says:

    Maybe I’m in the minority but I find “playing hard to get” annoying as hell. Either you want to date or you don’t. If you’re going to bounce around like a 6 year old on Red Bull trying to decide if you want to be in a relationship, sorry, don’t have the time. People *like* that sort of thing? I’d be ready to break out the Looney Toons mallet.

    • Eleonor says:

      I’ve never played games, I don’t know even where to start because I usually am too envolved and less rational, but I can understand why someone would hesitate to have a stable relationship with a member of the RF, for fear of the effing protocol and all the fuzz.

    • Santolina says:

      Exactly; it’s so sexist. All women are scheming, calculating and manipulative. What if she’s truly ambivalent?

      • LadySlippers says:

        But ambivalent doesn’t sell papers.

        And misogyny does, because of course, all women scheme.

        *eye roll*

    • Christin says:

      I don’t get the game playing, either. If you don’t like each other and want to be together, just move on. It’s over-complicated to play the challenge game. To me, that sets the stage for boredom later (and wanting a new challenge).

      • fairy godmother says:

        I am glad to see others do not get the game playing. I think it can backfire terribly and what happens when the guy realizes he has been duped?
        Not worth it imo. But then Watercress needs this marriage to give her the lifestyle she wants to become accustomed to.
        She must be reading from her mother’s and Waity’s journals. Sad really. One would think a woman would want a real man who has no doubts that he is madly in love with you rather than manipulative, calculating, down right sneaky tactics.
        Harry must be a total tool!

      • Nympha says:

        Exactly. If the person is with you mostly because he/she wanted a conquest or something like that chances are that once there is no need for that there will be next conquest – without you. Or you could play the games further for your significant other not to get bored, never letting yourself go, but that sounds like hell, to me at least.

    • RedWeatherTiger says:

      I agree with you, in “normal” relationships. But I can see how speculation would run wild with a royal pair. I think ol’ Waity had a big, sapphire-ringed hand in creating this idea (I don’t recall there being any such talk with Diana, Fergie, or Sophie Wessex, suggesting this is a New Generation Royals kind of thing.) It seems pretty clear that Kate angled her way onto the potential throne, so we can then assume–probably wrongly–that anyone dating Harry might do the same.

      That all being said, i can understand genuine ambivalence here. The RF looks like a huge pain in the ass in so many ways; do the jewels–Harry’s and the state’s–really make up for the lifetime of potential irritation, criticism, lack of privacy, and “duty”? It could be a tough call for someone who will never be queen–or even princess.

    • frisbeejada says:

      Yes I thought this too, plus that game playing is such a wonderful basis for a marriage – something the Windsors are significantly lousy at….

  8. Gwen says:

    IMO Harry looks more and more like Charles. Much more than William too.

  9. NewWester says:

    ‘like a six year old on Red Bull” The comment of the day!!

  10. embertine says:

    I realise this may be crazy talk, but is it possible that Cressida is not playing any game, that she has been dating someone within her normal social circle, she’s not sure if she’s ready to settle down, and is a bit wary about becoming a princess?

    This woman, is what, 25? And she’s seen all the horrible crap Kate went through in the press. It is seriously sexist to assume that she has gone this whole relationship with her eye on the main prize, like some vapid, scheming little gold-digger. She’s a person, not a frickin’ MRA cliché.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I was thinking the same thing…I don’t think every young woman in the world is “player”!

    • Suze says:

      I would think it would behoove her to think long and hard about getting into the royal family – even if she and Harry are mad about each other.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      This. And maybe she needs to see if Harry wants marriage and a family more than boozing and weekend club-hopping. She has a right to take her time and make sure this is right for her. Harry’s liking her isn’t enough to seal the deal. Her wishes matter. Well, at least they will until they actually get married, imo. But that’s another story.

    • dlsmith says:

      I just saw your comment after I posted almost the same thing. I agree.

    • Sophie says:

      This! Thank you, I was thinking the exact same thing. Any sane person would think very long and hard about joining that particular family and the media circus that surrounds it…
      Besides, it’s horribly sexist. If the gender roles were reversed no-one would be saying anything about game playing.

      • fairy godmother says:

        Of course she is playing a game! Why do you think she hired a PR agent to handle her “image” she wants to project and promote her?
        And yes it is true- never denied by Stuart Watts and confirmed in Tatler articles too.
        Waity fooled the public once- now Waity 2.0 is attempting a similar effort for the ring. Shame on her and Waity!

      • LadySlippers says:

        She hasn’t hired anyone.

      • kay says:

        ladyslippers she doesn’t have to hire someone as her mothers longtime boyfriend (a decade they have been together) is a pr guy. I googled her mother lady mary gaye(that was all Iput in) and he came up with her mother. so I think sophie is right Cressida is being managed which is why all the not ready to get married stories and how she has changed him and how the vegas pictures didn’t bother her and so on. ok im all done now thank you

      • fairy godmother says:

        Thank you Kay- in addition her half-brother is now in the PR industry along with a good friend who also has a job in PR.
        Her ex-‘s mother works for Tatler. Credits were listed with the PR agent hired by her and her half-brother.
        LadySlipper- I respect your opinions, but here we will agree to disagree because there was proof the agency was hired for her. Who paid for it is a good question, but Watts works(ed) on her behalf. The agent helped with media/covers, too.
        The silly denial came from a sycophant friend of theirs who also works in PR, but not with the agency hired.
        Only negative stories such as reports of her father’s financial problems written in papers was pulled. She detests negative images so much that a threat of a law suit would have followed for any false claims and the agency itself would have publicly apologized- and lost its credibility.
        Hiring a PR does not make a person bad. It does however make her efforts quite contrived and obvious for the purpose to shape a public image to promote the perfect shy girl image. If a 25 year old needs PR to project an image for a relationship it is very telling. It means that it is a manufactured relationship for one’s gain and not a genuine one.
        As for Harry’s paternity- how sad it is still being questioned. He is Charles and Diana’s biological son. Diana was still in love with Charles at the time and Charles knew he needed a “spare”(horrible word to refer to a child). Hewitt was not hired by Charles for riding lessons for Diana until well after Harry was born. Hewitt was suppose to be a distraction for Diana since Charles had been busy with Cam.

      • LadySlippers says:


        I knew Mary Gaye’s longtime boyfriend was in PR which is why I question the ‘hiring’ of a PR person.

        @fairy godmother,

        We might have to agree to disagree. Lol. But I don’t see how your logic stands up.

        Let’s assume Cressida DID hire a PR firm. To me, that indicates even *more* that she has NO intention of becoming Harry’s wife. Why? It means she’s pursuing her career, whether it be dance or acting, not joining the BRF.

        Why is that? The biggest unwritten rule of the aristocracy & BRF is staying under the radar. Nothing they do must *seem* too over the top (you’ll bring up Charles & William as counter examples but the direct heirs & heiresses get attention no matter what they do).

        What made the BRF shut their doors to Diana? Publicity of the Morton book. Nothing else. What made Camilla ‘win’ over Kanga? Publicity. Kanga chatted too much to the press (YouTube “Prince Charles’ Other Mistress”). Kanga didn’t get the rules that most in the aristocracy know — keep your gossip amongst their tight circle and tell the press next to nothing. Why was Lady Sarah Spencer and other potential girlfriends of Charles dumped? Publicity. I keep keep going on and on but publicity seeking, in the manner your suggesting, is an anathema to that whole echelon of society.

        Hiring a PR firm with the sole intention of becoming HRH Princess Henry would be a HUGE social faux pas that Cressida, as not only a granddaughter of an earl and as she also runs in the Yorks’ crowd, would know.

        Kate walked a very fine line with waging her campaign and keeping William. Remember it almost backfired horribly for Kate. So Kate’s approach is not one to emulate by any stretch.

        Again, we might have to agree to disagree.

      • FLORC says:


        I’m throwing my 2 cents into this. Kate’s and the Middleton’s campaign both won her William and neither Kate nor the Middleton’s have ditched their campaigns. If anything the Midds famously hired a PR consulting firm to revamp their image (Carole rescues a stray dog).

        And Cressida’s campaign seems to be more to manage her image in the press. I might have tunnel vision here, but I only see her caring about this if she’s to have a public persona.

        I’m adding in Michael K’s rant ages ago when Harry said if he couldn’t make it work with Cressida he’ll give up on girls. Ever since i’m sure he’s been poking a voodoo doll made of Cressidas hair with needles because this arrangement has real possibilities.
        And Harry hasn’t really been linked with anyone else. seriously in forever.

      • LadySlippers says:

        But Madame First Lady,

        I still protest these arguments! 🙂

        Like Kanga, the Midd’s were/are showing their non-aristo roots going down the route they choose. It’s considered terribly gauche to go THAT public with the desire for an HRH. Kate is and will probably continue to suffer for the choices she made in 2006/2007.

        *If* there is any truth to the Kate vs Yorks feud, I’m sure the Yorks’ wouldn’t advise anyone dating Harry to follow the same path as Kate. *And* why would Eugenie hook up her bestie with a cousin if she thought her bestie was just another fameho? Cressida was vetted by the Yorks long before Harry & Cressida’s first date (and by vetted I mean girlfriend style).


  11. Loopy says:

    Actually for the first time, i saw a picture of Harry looking exactly like Prince Charles. The third one down.

  12. m says:

    People are aware that Hewitt was hired by Diana be Harrys riding instructor, right? They didn’t even meet until Harry was 2-3.
    There is a picture of Diana greeting her brother at a gala and you can’t see his whole face, but my lord, I thought it was Harry at first. He’s a dead ringer for his uncle. Here’s the pic

  13. Luca26 says:

    In my opinion he looks so much like Prince Phillip. Also there is no way they would allow Harry to be in line for the throne if he wasn’t Charles’ kid. They would find a way around it .

    • bluhare says:

      Abso-frickin-lutely. Remember the heir has to be of the body? That was all over when Kate was pregnant and people were speculating whether it was real. (which for the record, I think it was)

  14. LAK says:


    Another day, another Harry is Hewitt’s son story. Let’s forget all the facts and visual evidence (for lack of DNA evidence) because this story sells papers.

    As for Cressida, are we really going to play the ‘she’s breaking all the rules, how modern!’ game, nevermind all who’ve broken this ground before William and Harry?

    • Suze says:

      The fact that they are both ruddy skinned redheads has made this story play out for years. But if you look at their actual features, the resemblence dies.

      Also, Diana was not an idiot. She wasn’t fooling around during her heir and spare-making years.

      Harry is a Mountbatten/Spencer/Windsor through and through.

      It’s fun to speculate that Cressida is playing a good title-catching game, but there exists the possibility that Cressida is simply being Cressida.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Diana was NOT an idiot.

        And Harry was conceived during a phase where the Wales’ marriage was almost idyllic. Staff repeatedly said that late ’83 into early ’84 Charles and Diana were acting like lovebirds and everything was peachy. Everyone was amazed and hoped they had finally found their ‘happily ever after’. It didn’t last but apparently it was wonderful.

        Google young pics of Harry and Philip too. Any questions you’ll have will be squashed when you see that Philip and Harry look very similar as children. I think he’s more Mountbatten-Spencer than anything else.

    • Christin says:

      The visual evidence alone is more apparent now than ever. When Harry was much younger, I was on the fence about it, but now it’s more apparent that the facial features don’t match up with Hewitt.

  15. Hautie says:

    I agree that Harry bares that ruddy complexion of Diana’s family… father and brother. The whole red hair/strawberry blonde thing is very common in that family tree.

    Sadly, I suspect Harry’s DNA was tested many years ago.

    Though to be fair, as much as Diana had a lot of sh*t thrown at her during that marriage. I just do not see her having a child, that did not belong to Charles. She might have been a lot of things. But willing to mislead Charles about parentage of a child. Is not something I would see her attempting.

    And how has Hewitt, been able to ride out that affair, this long? Diana has been gone since 1997 and he is still using it for media attention. Geez, I just find that creepy as hell. Did he not find another female to use for gain?

    • LAK says:

      Blonde/red hair is also very common in the royal family. Going back to ye old times. In recent times, Queen Alexandra was a redhead.

      It would be a hell of a coincidence otherwise that 2 dark haired brothers (Charles and Andrew) of same parentage had a ginger child.

      • rtms says:

        Andrew though has Sarah as a reason for the Princesses Bea and Izzy red hair as it could have very easily been passed on to them by her plus family history. Charles and Diana of course had only past family history at least. Either way there are a lot of red heads in this family that people just don’t see.

      • LAK says:

        rtms: red is a recessive gene. it needs an infusion from BOTH parents to show.

        The BRF have had an infusion of red going back to 1066. there is at least one redhead in the royal family every other generation. The latest one being Queen Alexandra, the current Queen’s great grandmother.

        Andrew AND Charles married women with red gene, but they also have it in the family which resulted in at least one red haired child each.

      • Suze says:

        @rtms – You need two copies of the MC1R gene (mutated) to be a redhead, which means Beatrice is a redhead because she received a mutated Mc1R gene from both her mother and father. So Andy does bear some responsibility for his red haired daughter.

    • Suze says:

      @LAK – lol, great minds think alike!

  16. MinnFinn says:

    If I were a Brit, I would want a law passed that before anyone can be declared in direct line to the throne, they must pass a genetic test for paternity and maternity. QEII and Phil can be the genetic starting point.

    Anyway, about Harry, side view photos of him always make me think that he IS Hewitt’s son.

  17. Huh says:

    Isn’t she an actress? I could have sworn I saw her in The Three Musketeers..hmm..
    Also what face shape can she be described as having?

    • LAK says:

      That’s her sister Gabrielle Wilde in THE THREE MUSKETEERS.

      • Snap Happy says:

        Omg! Wilde is stunning.
        They are not sisters by blood, though. Cressida’s mother was married to Gabrielle’s father. They had three children (one is Isabella anstrother-Gough-Calthorpe (sp?) who William was supposedly infatuated with). They divorced and remarried other people before Cressida or Gabrielle were born. They have half siblings in common but no blood between them.

      • Suze says:

        Gabriella is the beauty of the entire extended Allthruster clan, imo. I find her to be far more stunning than either Watercress or Isabella (who are both very pretty, just not super gorgeous in my eyes).

        It would wreak havoc in royal circles if Harry were to marry someone like Gabriella, I think. Cress is more innocuous, so more acceptable.

  18. Aeryn39 says:

    I also thought Harry looked more like Charles than William who looks a lot more like a Spencer to me.

    Here is a link to a side-by-side of Harry and Queen Mary (the Queen’s grandmother/wife of George V) – now Harry really does favor his great-great-gran!!!,,20395222_20484974_20939619,00.html

  19. Miffy says:

    “This really points to Hewitt being Harry’s father.” Actually a DNA test would really point to that, not your poor career choice of just looking really hard at strangers’ heads.

    Hewitt looks more like a ginger William than he does Harry. How’s THAT for a conspiracy?

    • LAK says:

      If you google pictures of Diana’s father as a young man, Hewitt is very similar to him.

      We know Diana loved her father, but it is so creepy that she found a lover who resembled him.

    • bluhare says:

      I think William looks more like Hewitt too. But I think he mostly looks like a Spencer.

  20. Dcat says:

    James Hewitt reminds me of a ginger Michael Lohan

  21. eliza says:

    I see no resemblance to Prince Charles in Harry, at all. Before anyone goes crazy, that does NOT mean I think he is Hewitt’s son, it simply means he looks like the Spencer side to me. Prince Charles is his father, but that does not mean there is a physical resemblance. I just do not see it AT ALL.

    • Suze says:

      And all I see are Charles and Phillip when I look at him.

      Cover the hair and chin and just look at the close set eyes and long, slender noses.

      (Hewitt’s nose and eyes are completely different. Coloring aside, Hewitt looks more like Cressida than Harry.)

    • lithe says:

      When Harry was younger, I didn’t see the resemblance to Charles. But I think it is very strong now. Especially in the set of his eyes and brow bone.

    • bluhare says:

      What lithe said. It’s the eyes. He’s got the same close set eyes as Charles.

    • sapphoandgrits says:

      He has the exact same eyes and nose of the Mountbattens.

  22. kcarp says:

    I have a 2 year old with bright red hair. I have had not one but two different cashiers at a store at different times ask me, “is that her real hair color”? She is 2! It is absurd.

    One also asked me because she is so red headed is she really mine. I have dark brown hair. Is she mine really?? What if I had a biracial baby? Would someone ask if she is mine?

    People go crazy when red hair is involved.

    • Suze says:

      I’m a redhead. My parents both had very dark brown hair.

      All my life I got the “are you adopted” or “is that your real father” questions. Odd, given that my actual features and physical build mirrored my father’s to a tee.

      Granted, red hair is due to *two* recessive genes, so it crops up rarely in some families, a lot in others. But the fact is that the Spencers had a plethora of redheads in their family dating back centuries, and the Windsors had the odd redhead crop up, so Harry’s coloring shouldn’t have been a surprise.

      I think people perceive coloring and don’t look closely at features.

      • LadySlippers says:

        And if you go way back, the Tudors and Stuarts also had lots of red hair.

      • bluhare says:

        Yup. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

      • LadySlippers says:

        It’s more than that though bluhare.

        Almost all the Tudors were redheads. Same with a bunch of Stewarts/Stuarts (the Stewarts/Stuarts tended to have deeper auburn hair than the lighter red palette of the Tudors).

        Mary I of England and (just to be super confusing) Mary I of Scotland both had auburn hair.

      • LAK says:

        So did the Plantagenets. Henry 8 inherited his red hair/physical stature from his Plantegenet grandfather Edward IV who he also resembles.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Very true LAK.

        Wasn’t one of the early Kings after William the Conqueor even nicknamed Red? Like the first Henry? (I’m going to have to go digging now).

        And the Spencer’s have a TON of redheads.


        The first Henry’s older brother was called William Rufus or William the Red.

        I’d bet the various families that ruled portions of England were littered with redheads as well.

        The Welsh Princely Family, I seem to recall, also had a few members with red hair.

      • bluhare says:

        I know, LadySlippers, but Henry VIII and Elizabeth are the two famous examples. Most people, especially in the US, don’t know the others.

      • sapphoandgrits says:

        William II of England was always known as William Rufus ie “red.” Either because of a ruddy face or red hair, so he may or may not have been a ginger.

        My too-expensive liberal arts education is sometimes useful!

      • LadySlippers says:

        Oh bluhare,

        I forget that not everyone is a history nut like me.



        All hail an expensive liberal arts education!


    • Some people are just rude and nosy. I was listening to this radio station (can’t remember which one), but this guy called in–they were talking about racism, etc. He was a white man, who married a Filipino woman, and they had kids–at least one daughter who completely took after her mother….brown skin, dark hair and eyes. Well, the daughter was married with a daughter, who took completely after her grandfather i.e. blonde hair and blue eyes. This guy said that some woman came up to his daughter and asked her ‘whose child was this?’–referring to his blonde hair, blue eyed granddaughter. And when his daughter said it was her child, the woman was insistent that she couldn’t possibly be her kid, and caused a huge scene in freaking Walmart.

      Some people are just fools. I’m wondering how my kids (if I ever have any bio ones) will turn out. I’m Irish, Black, and Native American—I’m sorta kinda flirting around with a soldier in Afghanistan (he’s my age), and he’s really dark–I’m imagining dark skinned, red haired kids…

      • kcarp says:

        This made me laugh because it was Walmart I was in both times I was asked. My husband is copperish hair and I have a niece on my side with red hair.

        What if you adopted a baby from China? Are people going to ask if really your child?

        Once a lady asked my where she got the red hair and I said the UPS man.

      • bluhare says:

        Good lord. Why would some random woman cause a huge scene in Walmart over a stranger’s child’s parentage? (You don’t really have to answer that.)

      • LadySlippers says:

        I’ve seen Japanese kids with red hair too!!!

        It happens.

      • @LadySlippers
        When my mom was stationed in Japan, she met this woman there who had a Japanese mother, and Scottish father. This woman had red hair, green eyes, freckles, and a Japanese face–round eyes, etc. My mom said she stared at her for a couple minutes, blinking, until the woman asked her what was wrong.

      • LadySlippers says:


        A decent percentage of the Japanese & American kids end up with some variance of red hair. And as many people have pointed out — the red hair gene has to come from both parents. So it’s obviously floating in the background of the Japanese too.

        I’ve even seen two children (same parents) that had strawberry blond(e) hair but otherwise look Japanese. It was very odd to say the least.

    • mayamae says:

      kcarp, they do go crazy. Natalie Portman has consistently been accused of her husband not fathering their red haired child. Sometimes people state this with pics of Natalie’s red haired father standing next to them.

      And I’ve heard similar comments from parents with biracial children. Victoria Rowell, for one, stated she was sometimes assumed to be her own child’s nanny. People say stupid things all the time to mothers about their babies. My mother still complains about being asked if I was a boy as an infant with pink barrettes in my hair.

      • Grail Seeker says:

        uh, it’s more than that with Natalie Portman, her baby looked like a mini-me of the director of Black Swan with or without coloring. Also, his marriage broke up around that time as well.

  23. GiGi says:

    I always thought Harry looked so much like a young Prince Phillip. I don’t buy the James Hewitt bit.

  24. Palermo says:

    Didn’t I read the Queen already had him tested years and years ago? Another non story

    • LadySlippers says:

      From a few books that I’ve read, the BRF has never doubted his paternity because of how close Diana and Charles were when Harry was conceived. And they know that James showed up in ’86 as a riding instructor so there was nothing they questioned so no paternity test was needed.

      (Strangely enough, apparently Charles welcomed James as Diana’s lover! He hoped that it would make Diana happy and have her focus less on his many mistresses and infidelities.)

      • mayamae says:

        LadySlippers, any chance that Charles was being faithful during that happy period when Harry was conceived?

        Do you think he welcomed Diana’s affair because he wanted her happy, or because it kept her out of his hair and lessened his guilt?

      • LadySlippers says:


        I was just wondering today if a Charles got all lovey with Diana because he knocked up the Canadian woman and felt guilty. Harry was born in Sept of ’84 and I think Jason (the child’s name) was born much earlier in ’84. So Charles might have learned about the pregnancy about the time things were ‘blissful’. Hmmmm.

        As for Charles being faithful? I think for months at a time, possibly. But not for long though.

        As for what Charles thought of Diana’s affair. I think he thought what you suggested and hoped that she’d start playing by the aristocracy’s unwritten rule to do your duty in marriage but find happiness outside of marriage. (Diana was volatile to say the least)

        Although I don’t think Charles felt one iota of guilt for his many affairs and multitude of mistresses. He felt entitled to it all and plenty of quotes support that.

  25. Adrien says:

    He looks like his grampa.

  26. dlsmith says:

    I don’t know why we assume Cressida is playing a game. Maybe she really isn’t sure about marrying into the royal family. She doesn’t need the money. Maybe she loves Harry but isn’t sure he’ll be a good husband, or she’s just not ready to be married. It’s not necessarily a game. Maybe I’m naive but it just sounds like a relationship. Women are not always angling for a ring.

    • bluhare says:

      I agree. If I were dating Harry (le sigh), I’d be all over him. ALL over him. All over his family and what that means, not so much. I can really see the push-pull.

      • LadySlippers says:


        But that subtlety of wanting the man but not the baggage gets overlooked by the media AND by a lot of people. Cressida is friends with the York Princesses and has gone on vacations with the entire York family. She’s probably heard first hand how nasty the press can be from Sarah (a favourite target of the press) herself.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Ah, Sarah. Excellent point!

  27. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think this sort of speculation by the media is disgusting and unspeakably cruel. Absent DNA evidence, there’s no way to know, so it’s just for titilation and headlines. Sickening.

  28. anon says:

    LOL at the people who think Cressida has an upper hand on Harry. After he publically humiliated her with his Las Vegas debacle and she stayed; she doesn’t classify as a player, more like a doormat.

  29. murphy says:

    More made up BS to fill space in the papers.

    He’s definitley Charles’ son, he looks a lot like his grandfather, Prince Philip too.

  30. I guess this is as good as place as any to say it—

    Mr. Caspary is still so sad and lonely. Mrs. C is still in the nursing home…I’ve been to see him twice this week and each time he’s told me his WWII story. To be clear, I’ve been visiting them for about three years, and he’s only told me that story twice in THREE years….now it’s two for two. I’m guessing he’s worried that she won’t come back….I hope she does, but he said she’s not eating as much as she should.

    • Suze says:

      I was hoping you would give an update, but I wasn’t sure where to look for it.

      My thoughts are with them. You are very kind and compassionate to keep him company, I am sure he appreciates it.

      • It’s no hardship on me—old people are the best when it comes to tv shows. I go there at around seven, so we watch the news, discuss it, and then we watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune….if I go earlier then we watch the channel that has all of the old westerns.

        But yes, I’m really worried that sometime this summer, if not sooner, I’ll be going (well, hopefully I would be invited–the last time a neighbor died, that I visited and made cakes and cookies for the last two years of his life–his stepdaughter–who he’d been living with, who’s known me since I was eight years old–didn’t even tell me when the funeral was, and I couldn’t go…I’m still mad about that) to Mrs. C’s funeral.

        And that would just kill Mr. C. He wants his woman back. He does EVERYTHING for her–cooking, cleaning, shopping, he gives her sponge bathes, etc. I’m a little worried about his cleaning, since I’m not even sure if he uses soap (I avoided drinking anything at their house, out of a cup, when he gave me a cup that had a ring of black dirt on the bottom), but still. He’s freaking ninety years old–he tries.

    • bluhare says:

      Virgilia, you are a wonderful person to do what you do. Mr. Caspary could be getting (can’t think of the term I want to use here, so please bear with me) more feeble because Mrs. Caspary isn’t there. When my dad was sick, if my mom wasn’t around he would panic. Mr. Caspary could be doing his version of it.

      Does he seem OK other than worrying about her? Do you think he might accept some in home services to help with the cleaning? He’s in his 90’s; I’d hope he qualifies for in home help. If not, do you think he could afford a cleaner? He deserves a break, poor guy.

      • I think he’s pretty much the same, but he always seems like he’s about to cry (his eyes are always rimmed red now, esp. when he talks about WWII). Physically, he’s okay, the same. But he doesn’t really like to accept help. Like even when I bring him food, he always tries to give me back part of it. The first time I ever made him cookies and brought them over, he asked me how much were they (to pay me).

        I don’t know about his money situation, but I get the feeling he wouldn’t hire somebody to do something he could do himself (for now).
        I just hope Mrs. C comes home as soon as possible.

      • bluhare says:

        Oh the poor man, I’m getting all misty here now. He’s depressed. Is there a family member you could talk to? I don’t know the whole story, but if there’s someone who could maybe get him to a doctor? Is he someone you could encourage to see if he’ll go? It’s so hard, because people want to hang on to their independence and don’t realize that they aren’t as independent as they think they are, or if they do have to put on a front so *you* don’t figure it out if you know what I mean.

        Anyway, I think it’s lovely you spend so much time with Mr. C and I hope he kicks your ass at Jeopardy! HA!! 😀

      • Suze says:

        You are a kind person, Virgilia.

        And for a “jellus hater”, my dear Bluhare, you are exhibiting an awful lot of human kindness. ; ).

      • fairy godmother says:

        May God always bless you Virgilia each and every day of your life.
        I watched my mother’s concern about my Grandfather for over 12 years worry about him. He cared the same way for my Grandmother as your friend does for his wife. He refused to send her anywhere and had around the clock nurses- which he refused to let anyone lift her except him. Then when it was too overwhelming and my Grandmother needed to go to a nursing home after a feeding tube was put in my Grandfather stayed with her the entire day and into the evening until one day she passed.
        These men are from a generation that rarely exists today. Men of steel who remain committed to their wives and families. All my best wishes and prayers to you and your friends.

      • My2Pence says:

        Just to make us all cry (even more than we already are about Mr and Mrs C):

        Where Have You Been – Kathy Mattea

  31. Jaded says:

    James Hewitt is a nasty piece of work and he’d do anything to make a quick buck off the Diana legend. I saw him on TV after he wrote his “tell-all” about Diana some years ago and by then he was a drink-sodden, coke-snorting shadow of his former self, sending dirty texts to women during the interview. When asked by the interviewer what he knew about Diana that the public didn’t know, he snorted and said “she had bad breath”. I mean really….then he got busted for coke possession and disappeared off the radar for a long time. It figures that he’d come sleazing back looking for some easy money.

    Harry is about 60% Spencer (see Diana’s brother and father when they were young, Harry’s a dead ringer for them) and 40% Windsor and that’s that.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Hewitt is a cad. And a complete a**. How anyone thinks he’s credible in this day and age is beyond me.

    • wolfpup says:

      If he were really Harry’s father, then he would be just awful to do this to “a son”…and the trashiest thing to do to anyone. He belongs to the tower!

  32. Sharon Lea says:

    I always thought Harry resembled Diana’s middle sister, Lady Sarah, with the red hair. Totally agree that he has the close set eyes and nose of Prince Philip too. Put two pictures of Harry and Hewitt at the same age side by side and I do not see it at all.

    Check out pictures of Harry from side shots, he has ears that stick out like Prince Charles. Sorry, not to be mean, but they bend sideways. I had heard that they did some sort of treatment to Harry’s ears to make them straighter when he was younger, but not sure if true, there were soooo many stories on Diana back in the day.

  33. M.A.F. says:

    It might have already been said but he looks like his grandfather.

    On a side note- I work with a woman who knows the royal family. I guess her uncle sold them an island in the Caribbean a long time ago (her uncle was Prime Minster of one of the island countries). It is hilarious when she talks about the family. Nothing too juicy but it is funny.

  34. Victoria says:

    For his whole life Harry has had to make sure no one gets a hair or bit of DNA from him. How come no one has lifted DNA when Harry goes on his non-Royal romps?

    He looks just like James and that is how Diana really got even with the royal family – she made them accept as Charles’s son and second heir to the throne her lover’s son!

    And further, remember when her rock butler said he would never give up her secrets? Well, it wasn’t the silly things he revealed – this was one of those secrets!

    • wolfpup says:

      She couldn’t make them do anything.

    • Jaded says:

      Because his DNA will reveal that he’s Spencer/Windsor. He looks very much like his maternal grandfather and Diana’s brother when they were young and not much like Hewitt apart from colouring. Hewitt did not even begin his affair with Diana until autumn 1986, 3 years after Harry was born. Period.

    • WillowDreamer says:

      Sorry….but the butler named Paul said Diana did not have any affairs until she knew it was over with Charles and her and that was after she had Harry.
      In fact her sons were upset at Paul for going on about their mom and dad and their marriage, affairs, etc…

    • sapphoandgrits says:

      Absolutely ridiculous. All one has to do is look at him to see a Spencer-Mountbatten. What an odd CT about Diana.

      And, if you think a DNA test hasn’t been done on Harry years ago, I have a very nice castle in Windsor to sell to you for a great price.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Several books I’ve read stated that no DNA test was ever conducted. None was needed.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Agree WillowDreamer, Paul Burrell never said that Harry was Hewitt’s son, provide a link please. One rumor Paul has sat on was about Charles ‘butler’ Michael Fawcett, the one who ‘squeezed his toothpaste’ for him 😉 Lots of stuff around that situation during the trial, but not Harry’s paternity.

    • Flower says:

      The only thing a DNA test might reveal is the not too far fetched notion that Diana’s father was not Earl Spencer but James Goldsmith.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Except Diana is the spitting image of her paternal grandmother Cynthia Spencer (daughter of the Duke of Abercorn).

  35. Vanderhootchie says:

    I haven’t read the other comments but I always thought that Harry had already been born by the time that affair commenced. No?

    • Jaded says:

      Right. Harry was actually conceived over Christmas 1983, which the Royal Family spent at Windsor. Diana was with the royal party the whole time. The idea that Hewitt managed to scale the ramparts of Windsor Castle to impregnate the Princess of Wales is beyond ridiculous. Diana didn’t start the affair with Hewitt until 1986 when Harry was three.

  36. thomasina says:

    Off-topic, but I just really like her name. Cressida… Lovely! And I’ve personally never heard it before.

  37. sapphoandgrits says:

    I used to wonder a bit when Harry was younger, but the older he gets, the more he looks like Prince Charles, although he also looks like Diana’s brother, although he’s better looking than both.

    And, as other people have said, I’m sure a DNA test was done a looooong time ago, even if Harry, and maybe even Charles, doesn’t realize one was.

    To use a very appropriate word we should use more, James Hewitt is a cad. And a tool.

  38. Other Renee says:

    He looks a lot like Charles. Just has his mother’s coloring.

  39. lunchcoma says:

    Wow. What a gross story. It’s not just the baseless paternity speculation, either. Even in a Bizarro Universe where half of Harry’s DNA came from James Hewitt, Charles would still be his “real father” and the man who he’d want at his wedding.

  40. Dirty Martini says:

    These stories just deeply stir my Irish ire, because it hits close to my family. My mother had child #1 at 16…my older brother. For reasons that are part of hushed over family lore, the man who contributed sperm was in/out and banished completely by the time my brother was 1 year old. My mother married my father 5-6 years later; my brother was 5. My father adopted my brother; I came along a year later.

    Make no mistake–the man that raises the child is the father. My brother and I shared the same father (now deceased, sadly). Although we don’t share paternal sperm.

    My point? Candidly I don’t know for certain who is the paternal sperm of Prince Harry and I couldn’t possibly care any less about the topic. It is completely immaterial at this juncture. Completely.

    Prince Charles is Prince Harry’s father. Period.

    ANd by the way–good job, Prince Charles. Love me some Harry.

  41. Sushi says:

    I am sure no DNA test since All relevant parties know when Hewitt met Diana. That was after Harry was born. I call it bully. Someone have committed suicide for something less than this. I have seen a foto of Harry and his cousin – son of lady Sarah . They are almost twin. If Hewitt was Harry alleged father then he must be his the father of his cousin as well.
    I do not like Charles but as he is a single father of Harry for 2/3 of his life. He should be credited with raising Harry to be such a fine young man in the hostile world of relentless innuendo and sensation journalism.

  42. HUH? says:

    There’s so much inbreeding in the British aristocracy that it’s not that big of a stretch for Harry to resemble Hewitt a little and Hewitt NOT be Harry’s father. There hasn’t been much fresh blood in Britain’s royal lineage since about 1099 – and I’m not talking about the tax form.

  43. bone a fide says:

    My hubby looks just like Prince Harry…now that Harry is getting older and hair is receding… my 3 year old saw the recent pic of Him on a gossip mag cover and said “Mommy that looks like daddy!!!” so maybe they are brothers…since everyone that looks somewhat alike are related now. sooooo I could be a princess?! and the hubby’s family line is British, sooo here’s to hoping!!

  44. Mary Jane says:

    Cressida is really very pretty. I don’t know what the name means, but I used to drive a Cressida.
    (that’s what she said…)

  45. Flower says:

    If the Enquirer wants to play look alike games they could just as easily say James Hewitt looks like Prince Charles with red hair. What most people don’t realize is that Diana was not a natural blond there are plenty of photos of her as a young teen showing her natural hair colour of medium toned reddish brown, which gradually became lighter and lighter over the years until it was full blond in the last decade of her life . Her sister Sarah is a full on red head.

  46. aquarius64 says:

    People are still playing the “Who’s Your Daddy” game with Harry after all these years? Why don’t they actually do the DNA test, publicize it and shut this down for good? Obliviously putting out the when James met Diana, Harry looks like the red haired Spencers, and there are “gingers” in the royal line stories are not enough to staunch the bleeding. These stories have oxygen because looks are not 100% evidence of paternity, but they fuel hurtful guessing games.

    And what if tests prove Harry is not Charles’ son and it’s publicized? Harry is out of the line of succession and Diana’s reputation and memory will be completely destroyed. And Cressy? If she’s running game to get the tiara something tells me she won’t stick around if it looks like she won’t get the HRH if she marries a non-blooded-royal Harry. This scenario would really put her to the test to see if she really loves him to help him through something this rough.

    • LadySlippers says:


      The biggest issue, that I see, is it won’t silence critics. There will *always* be a vocal minority that will state the contrary to the facts. So often, a test to confirm or deny something, will merely embolden that vocal minority which is why public figures so often ignore the controversy. Why address something if it will fan the flames????

      Obviously the BRF isn’t concerned about his paternity and never have been. The DM article posted above plus numerous books have said essentially the same thing. The only person this REALLY hurts is Harry (Diana and Charles both would get upset too). That’s the hard part — real people get hurt by these accusations.

  47. jc126 says:

    I agree with everyone else who says that while Harry looked much like Hewitt when he was younger, he now looks like a handsome Charles with red hair. And his features don’t resemble Hewitt’s at all anymore.

  48. Eleanor says:

    Looks just like Hewitt? Apart from hair colour I can’t see that at all!

    And look likes the Spencers??? How??? They have very rounded features and in fact the features could not be more different. If you Google pictures of Diana’s brother when younger you can see it’s actually William who looks like a Spencer.

    Silly I know but a pet hate of mne is when people say 2 people resemble each other just because of their hair colour!

    Harry is the image of the Duke of Edinburgh and more and more like Charles.

  49. ol cranky says:

    look, even IF Hewitt was Harry’s biological father (and that’s a big total bullshit if), the reason Harry wouldn’t invite Hewitt to his wedding wouldn’t be because he’s afraid it would raise eyebrows, it’s because Hewitt never had any sort of father-son relationship with Harry so Harry probably doesn’t think of Hewitt as anything other than some dirtbag who had an affair with his mother and then sold her memory out after she died.

  50. Ella says:

    What a stupid story about Cressida playing ‘a game’. I’d say she genuinely had reservations about entering the royal circus – and probably IS in no hurry to get married. Believe it or not many women take their time to make sure they’re making a wise choice and don’t just jump into the first thing that looks good on paper. Go Cressida, ignore the idiots!

  51. Zen16 says:

    If you search for a picture of Prince Harry as a little boy and one of Queen Elizabeth as a child you will see that they have a striking resemblance. IMO Prince Harry is what Queen Elizabeth would have looked like if she was borne a male sans red hair of course.