According to Prince Harry’s new memoir, King Charles was “sadistic” about his “actual” father.
Harry, 38, grew up amid rumours that Major James Hewitt, Princess Diana’s former boyfriend, was his biological father.
Prince Harry indicated that even his father King Charles made unpleasant remarks about his origins in his most recent book, “Spare.”
Pa enjoyed telling stories, and this was one of his greatest, according to Prince Harry. He always came to a conclusion with some philosophising. Who knows whether I’m the Prince of Wales in real life? I’m not even sure if I’m your biological father.
“He’d laugh and laugh, though it was a remarkably unfunny joke, given the rumor circulating just then that my actual father was one of Mummy’s former lovers: Major James Hewitt. One cause of this rumor was Major Hewitt’s flaming ginger hair, but another cause was sadism.”
Major James Hewitt
Harry said that tabloid readers loved the idea that his dad was not really Prince Charles, insisting it likely made them feel better about their own lives.
“Never mind that my mother didn’t meet Major Hewitt until long after I was born,” he adds.
It’s just one of the bombshells in Harry’s book, in which he also breaks his silence on his stepmother, Camilla Parker Bowles, and about his fractured relationship with his older brother, William.
He tells how William hit him during a fight over Meghan Markle.