Skip to comments.Britain's Prince Harry had blood test to prove Charles was father: newspaper
Posted on 06/28/2005 4:41:31 PM PDT by RWR8189
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's royal family forced the late Princess Diana to blood test her younger son, Prince Harry, to prove he was not the offspring of an affair with an army officer, according to a newspaper report.
Diana, who died in 1997, did not tell Harry why his blood was being taken, the Sun newspaper said in extracts from a book by Simone Simmons, an "energy healer" billed as a former close friend and confidante of the princess.
Senior royals, notably Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, feared that their son, Prince Charles, who was married to Diana, might not have been the real father of Harry, who was born in September 1984.
Diana had previously had a passionate affair with army officer Major James Hewitt, and there had been rumours that Harry -- who, like Hewitt, has red hair -- was the product of that relationship.
Simmons, whose book "Diana: The Last Word," is being serialised by the tabloid newspaper, claimed she felt Diana should know about the rumours Harry was illegitimate.
"It fell to me to impart the unpleasant news to the princess," the paper quoted her as saying.
Diana, who publicly admitted to her affair with Hewitt in a 1995 television interview, insisted that the dates of her affair with the officer meant he could not possibly be Harry's father, Simmons said.
However, she was pressured to carry out DNA tests on both Harry and his elder brother, Prince William, to prove their paternity, the Sun said in its Wednesday edition.
The tests showed that both princes had been fathered by Charles, the heir to the British throne, who Diana finally divorced in 1996, a year before her death in a Paris car crash.
On Monday, the Sun printed an extract from the book in which Simmons claims Diana had a passionate affair with John F Kennedy Jr, the son of the assassinated US president, who himself died in a plane crash in 1999.
Some other British newspapers have ridiculed Simmons' supposed revelations, saying she was never especially close to Diana and is most likely inventing stories for financial gain.
Tell me again why this woman was so adored?
That been long rumor that Prince Charley is not Harry daddy LONG RUMOR tell me something I don't know shrink LOL!
I haven't a clue.
Sheesh! Diana was no saint, but people should just let the woman rest in peace.
Wasn't that whole story on a couple of Maury Povich shows several years back?
HA! No way, not when there's money to be made off of her...even better that she's not around to respond to any of it.
Nice how she manages to swipe at TWO dead people by talking about a supposed affair with JFK Jr. Real class act, this lady.
I mut have missed that epiode.
Probably for the general reasons of any other celebrity cult, like the fans of Jackie Onassis/Kennedy, of Michael Jackson of recent memory, or leftist clintorroids. And multiply it by "royalty mistique".
Duh "episode". Way to kill a joke, dude.
Exactly. But they still continue to bash Carmella. (Rollin my eyes here)...
She may have had affairs but Harry has always looked like Charles' son in spite of the red hair.
Why the Brits revered her is beyond me.
Imaging how shallow the royal gene pool would be without the numerous affairs.....
Sluts and nuts. Which category does she best fit into?
Whether this article is true or not, Diana was a kooky slut and I guess Charles was an SOB as well. Between the two of them I always liked Charles better. Seemed to me he got an overly bum rap while she was idolized. She took him through the ringer for infidelity, meanwhile she was nailing everything in town and getting away with it.
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