Since it's so hot, and we've had a bit of a run on the Royal Family here in the "As Seen On TV" feature, why not turn our attention to something a bit steamy?
JAMES HEWITT & PRINCESS DIANA
AS SEEN IN:
"Princess In Love"
AS PLAYED BY:
Hewitt: Christopher Villiers
Princess Diana: Julie Cox
James Hewitt (born 1958), a former British household cavalry officer in the British Army, had an affair with Diana, Princess of Wales for five years. He received extensive media coverage after revealing details of the affair.
Diana, Princess of Wales, admitted in her Panorama interview that she had committed adultery with Hewitt. As Diana was then the wife of the Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, Hewitt had committed high treason, as such an affair is proscribed by the Treason Act 1351. The affair ended in 1992.
It was speculated that Hewitt is the biological father of Prince Harry, but Hewitt has denied it, saying to The Sunday Mirror that "When I met Diana, he was already a toddler." Ken Wharfe, a police bodyguard for Diana, has also pointed out the time discrepancy, and noted that Hewitt's and the Prince's often-compared red hair is also very common in Harry's maternal Spencer family line. It has been claimed that Diana performed a blood test on Harry to end speculation but results were never published. There has even been a plot to steal some of Harry's hair for the same purpose.