A NEW play claiming a former Marbella restaurant owner is the father of Prince Harry has reignited unfounded paternity rumours.
The play – called Truth, Lies and Diana – has been branded ‘horrible and despicable’, prior to its transfer to London’s West End.
Marbella ‘cad’ James Hewitt, a former household cavalry officer, was made famous by his five-year love affair with British Princess Diana.
But 56-year-old Hewitt returned to Devon to move in with his mother after his restaurant, Polo House, failed to reopen in 2013.
Harry’s biographer, Penny Junor, said of the play: “I think it’s horrible and despicable. The poor boy has been through enough. It is not fair on him.”
But writer James Conway claims it is based on years of research, including an in-depth interview with Hewitt while he was living in Spain.
Conway insists that Hewitt told him the relationship started 18 months before the birth of Harry, now 30.
But Diana’s former Royal Protection officer, Ken Wharfe, said: “She confided with me about this when I was working for her. Hewitt was on the scene a good year-and-a-half to two years after Harry was born. The timings just do not marry up. It is simply not a possibility.”
Hewitt: “I wish this subject would go away. It’s never going to. That’s just the way of life.”