Liar, Liar? Princess Diana's Ex-Lover Denies Fathering Prince Harry

Mar. 13 2017, Updated 12:58 p.m. ET

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Princess Diana's former lover, James Hewitt, continues to deny fathering Prince Harry during his steamy affair with the late royal, despite admitting that the pair acted as though they were married.

In an interview on Australian TV show Sunday Night, the reclusive 58-year-old firmly answered, "No, I'm not Prince Harry's biological father," when asked about the longtime scandal.

Later, he added that the circulating rumors are "worse for Harry, probably, poor chap."

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Hewitt, who has never been married, had no problem revealing new details of his forbidden affair however, describing how he went from Princess Diana's horse-riding instructor to her elusive lover.

"It's a gradual period and then, you know, suddenly you can't get enough of each other or see each other as much as you want," he said during the interview, which aired Sunday.

Hewitt and Princess Diana's relationship started in 1986, when she presented him with a trophy at a polo tournament. It lasted until after he had served as a tank commander in the 1991 Gulf War.

According to Hewit, the two would often slip away to his Devon family cottage, where he still resides with his elderly mother.

"I'd cook, and Diana would wash up. Just dinner and relaxing and laughing," he recalled of their romantic trips.

Hewitt affair with the late royal lasted five years, as her marriage to Prince Charles crumbled.

Now, it seems the lonely former officer will never move on from his relationship with Di. His mother, Shirley, 87, previously told Radar, "James leads a quiet life. He comes and goes from here and doesn't want anyone else to know his business."

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