The 38 year old speaks out in his new memoir.

Prince Harry has broken his silence on rumours James Hewitt is his real dad in his explosive new book Spare.

Harry says: “Pa [King Charles] liked telling stories, and this was one of the best in his repertoire.

He’d always end with a burst of philosophising… Who knows if I’m really the Prince of Wales?

Who knows if I’m even your real father?

laugh and laugh, though it was a remarkably unfunny joke, given the rumour circulating just then that my actual father was one of Mummy’s former lover

One cause of this rumour was Major Hewitt’s flaming ginger hair, but another cause was sadism.”