A determined Sarah Ferguson once vowed to end outlandish rumours about who Prince Harry's father is.
The Duchess of York is said to be "exasperated" by wild conspiracy theories that claim that his father is actually James Hewitt, who Diana had an affair with while married to Prince Charles.
Diana and Hewitt's entanglement between 1986 and 1991 began after he was asked to give her riding lessons while a member of the Household Cavalry — a whole two years after Harry was born.
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But the rumours have persisted ever since the Princess of Wales confirmed the affair back in 1996, with many drawing comparisons between the appearances of the two men.
Fergie, a close friend of Diana's in the years before her tragic death, has been determined to put them to bed once and for all to protect her legacy.
A royal insider told New Idea magazine: "Fergie is nothing short of exasperated that this story crops up every few years.
"It frustrates her to let this go on, which is why she broke ranks. She’s sick of hearing it."
Going further into their relationship, the source detailed that while the pair "had their tiffs over the years", Fergie was one of the "few people Diana could turn to with delicate matters".
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They added: "Fergie swore to take many of Diana’s secrets to the grave – but Harry not being Charles’ kid is simply just not one of them."
The source also rubbished the rumours that Prince Charles isn't Harry's dad, as Diana "hadn’t even met Hewitt when Harry was conceived [in 1984]."
"It’s chronologically impossible for [Hewitt] to be the father. It’s all a silly conspiracy theory and she’s absolutely fed up with it. There’s absolutely no question that Charles is Harry’s father", they said.
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