Snip Prince Harry's Hair for DNA Test?
It has long been rumored that Princess Diana's former lover, army officer James Hewitt -- and not Prince Charles -- is the father of Harry, 18. Harry and Hewitt, 44, share the same light coloring, and Hewitt and Diana carried on their affair during the late '80s and early '90s.
The Mail on Sunday and Sunday Times claimed the DNA-theft allegation was made in a lawyer's letter Peat had received from a former police officer last week.
It suggested that a news organization had enlisted a private detective to snip a sample of the prince's hair, possibly with the help of an attractive young woman.
Stuart Kuttner, editor of the sensational weekly News of the World, denied that it was his paper behind the scheme, calling the allegation "utterly preposterous. Our legal manager formally told (Peat) so in the plainest of terms today. It is a pity Sir Michael chooses to think otherwise."
Meanwhile, in other news involving Hewitt and the News of the World, the paper did confirm that the "love rat" -- as he had been dubbed by British papers after he told all about his relationship with Diana -- had offered to sell the News 64 love letters she sent him during their affair.
Hewitt reportedly wanted $16 million and claimed an American buyer had offered him nearly $6 million for 10 of the steamiest of the letters, the paper said. Hewitt's lawyer confirmed the story, according to the London Guardian.