Princess Diana's ex-lover James Hewitt was 'heartbroken' over not being invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding

Princess Diana's ex-lover James Hewitt was 'heartbroken' over not being invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding
James Hewitt was not allowed to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 2018 wedding (Steve Finn/Aaron Chown/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: James Hewitt, long rumored to be Prince Harry’s alleged biological ‘dad,’ was reportedly "heartbroken" as he didn't receive an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding. Hewitt, Princess Diana's former lover was reportedly banned from the 2018 wedding by the groom's enraged father, King Charles, who laughed at the idea of inviting Diana’s ex-boyfriend.

According to an inside source, Hewitt was looking forward to the royal wedding and was crushed when he was rebuffed. The insider revealed to Radar Online, "The prince [Charles at the time] doesn't want the other guests looking at Hewitt and then at Harry and whispering about how much they look alike. The rumors that swirl behind Charles' back are hard enough to bear. But having to put up with the talk at the wedding would be just too humiliating for Charles.” 

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Who is James Hewitt?

James Hewitt, a former British Cavalry officer, gained media attention in the 1990s after admitting that he had dated Princess Diana while she was married to Prince Charles. Hewitt first met Diana when he was hired as her riding instructor — it remains unclear when exactly this initial encounter took place. They met in 1986, according to the princess, who confirmed their relationship in the 1995 Panorama interview. Hewitt, though, asserted that the two had met before Diana's marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 at a polo match. There have been rumors that Diana and James had a relationship that lasted for five to nine years. 

(FILE PHOTO)  James Hewitt attends Attitude Magazine's 10th Birthday Party at The Atlantic Bar & Grill on May 4, 2004 in London.   46 year-old former lover of Diana Princess of Wales, James Hewitt, was held at a bar in south west London and arrested on suspicion of drug offences on July 21, 2004.
James Hewitt a former British Cavalry officer, gained media attention in the 1990s after admitting that he had dated Princess Diana (Photo by Steve Finn/Getty Images) 

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What is Prince Harry's take on the 'dad' rumors? 

Meanwhile, Prince Harry recently addressed the longtime "biological father" rumors. In his book ‘Spare’, he claims that he initially wanted to invite Hewitt because he meant so much to his mom Princess Diana. According to Page Six, Harry wrote in his book that Charles frequently made "sadistic" remarks about the rumors.

Princess Diana And Prince Charles watch an official event during their first royal Australian tour 1983 IN Newcastle, Austrlia.
Princess Diana tragically passed away at age 36 in a 1997 Paris car crash (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images) 

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“Pa liked telling stories, and this was one of the best in his repertoire. He’d always end with a burst of philosophizing … Who knows if I’m really the Prince of Wales? Who knows if I’m even your real father?" Harry reportedly remarks in his autobiography, adding that it is a "remarkably unfunny joke, given the rumor circulating just then that my actual father was one of Mummy’s former lovers: Major James Hewitt." Harry also argued that the press continued the rumors for its own amusement, adding, "Never mind that my mother didn’t meet Major Hewitt until long after I was born.” 

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England (Photo by Ben STANSALL - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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