James Hewitt

Army Officer
Born Apr 30, 1958

James Hewitt is a former British household cavalry officer in the British Army. He had an affair with Diana, Princess of Wales for five years, receiving extensive media coverage after revealing details of the affair.

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1958 Birth Born on April 30, 1958.


1978 20 Years Old Having attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Hewitt was commissioned into the Life Guards, British Army, on 8 April 1978 as a second lieutenant.
1980 22 Years Old He was promoted to lieutenant on 8 April 1980.
1981 23 Years Old He transferred from a short service commission to a special regular commission on 1 October 1981.
1984 26 Years Old He was promoted to captain on 8 October 1984.
1985 27 Years Old On 21 October 1985, he transferred from a special regular commission to a regular commission.


1991 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, he served as a Challenger tank commander in the Gulf War.
1994 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On 1 March 1994, he was retired from the British Army after 17 years' military service.
1995 37 Years Old Diana stated in her 1995 Panorama interview that she had committed adultery with Hewitt. … Read More


2002 44 Years Old Persistent suggestions have been made in the media that Hewitt, and not Charles, is the biological father of Prince Harry. Hewitt stated to the press in 2002 that Harry had already been born by the time Hewitt and Diana began their affair, a statement also made by Diana's police bodyguard.
2003 45 Years Old In 2003, Hewitt tried to sell his 64 personal letters from Diana for £10 million. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old In July 2004, Hewitt was arrested outside a restaurant in Fulham with Alison Bell, a CNN journalist, for the possession of cocaine. … Read More


2013 55 Years Old 1 More Event
It closed in 2013 but Hewitt remained in Spain to pursue other interests. … Read More
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