Prince Harry and Prince William developed an immediate bond with Princess Diana’s lover, James Hewitt.

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex had a tricky relationship with their father, Prince Charles. However, they immediately struck up a bond with Hewitt, who was also rumored to be Prince Harry’s real biological father.

“James took to William and Harry immediately, reading to them from William's favourite book, Winnie the Pooh, joining in nighttime pillow fights, and talking to them about his stint in the army,” Katie Nicholl wrote in her book “Harry: Life, Loss and Love.”

In the past, Prince Harry and Prince William were very interested in all things related to the military. They would dress in uniforms and salute at Prince Charles whenever he came in and out of a room. The two boys would also set up roadblocks to stop the staff and point toy guns at them as they rolled down their windows and handed over the 20-pence tariff they imposed.

Hewitt, a former cavalry officer in the British Army, was very supportive of Prince William and Prince Harry’s passion that he would invite them to the barracks.

“Hewitt was only too happy to indulge Harry's passion, inviting both boys to his army barracks, where he allowed them to climb in and out of tanks, pretend to shoot machine guns, and meet other serving officers,” Nicholl added.

Prince Harry and Hewitt’s paternal conspiracy resurfaced last year when one user posted side-by-side photos of the two on Twitter. Many were convinced that the two looked the same.

Hewitt already denied the rumors. He agreed that he and Prince Harry have the same ginger red hair. However, he stressed that he is not the Duke of Sussex’s father. According to him, Prince Harry was already a toddler when he and Princess Diana dated.

Meanwhile, a number of netizens changed their mind about Hewitt and Prince Harry’s rumored paternity when they saw a young bearded photo of Prince Charles. In the picture, the Prince of Wales has a beard similar to Prince Harry’s and their resemblance is undeniable.

“People are still questioning Harry’s parentage, they can stop after seeing Charles in a beard,” one commented on the post.

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Prince William and Prince Harry struck up an immediate bond with the latter’s rumored father James Hewitt. Pictured: Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Toby Melville