Prince Harry's paternal father is not James Hewitt.

There have been rumors suggesting that Hewitt is the Duke of Sussex's real dad. Many are convinced that the two men have a close resemblance with each other and share many features, especially their ginger hair. To address this concern, Nicholas Bieber, a journalist for Daily Star, shared photos of Prince Harry, Hewitt and Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer.

According to the publication, Prince Harry's red hair when he was still a child triggered the rumors that he was Hewitt and Princess Diana's son because none of the other royals had that hair color. Prince Charles sported brown locks, Princess Diana was blonde and the Queen was brunette. On the other hand, Prince Philip had dark locks. The only noticeable figure with the same ginger hair was the former cavalry officer and Princess Diana's lover, Hewitt.

However, what most missed is that Prince Harry's family on Princess Diana's side are generations of redheads. In fact, his uncle Earl Spencer have the same ginger locks as Prince William's brother. Also, Prince Harry's cousin George McCorquodale, son of Princess Diana's sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale share the same hair color.

According to Princess Diana's bodyguard Ken Wharfe, the People's Princess didn't like the rumors suggesting that Hewitt is Prince Harry's biological father. In fact, it "angered" her.

"The malicious rumors that still persist about the paternity of Prince Harry used to anger Diana greatly," Wharfe wrote in the book "Diana: Closely Guarded Secret." "Harry was born on 15 September 1984. Diana did not meet James until the summer of 1986, and the red hair, gossips so love to cite as proof is, of course, a Spencer trait."

Hewitt had also addressed the issue. He acknowledged that they have the same hair color but insisted that he was not Prince Harry's dad. According to him, the Duke of Sussex was already a toddler when they met.

On the other hand, although Prince Harry and Hewitt are not blood-related, they share the same passion to be a soldier. According to Angela Levin, Hewitt inspired Prince Harry to join the military. Princess Diana's youngest son saw the cavalry officer and exclaimed that he was "going to be a soldier when I grow up."