I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

The royal butler seals it: Paul Burrell confirms Prince Charles is Prince Harry's dad

This calls for a pot of tea!

By Chloe Lal

It's one of the most common questions in the royal history books.

No, not "Is Dr. Chris Brown really that attractive in real life?"

We're talking about the suspicions behind Prince Harry's paternity with long-running rumours Princess Diana's former love, James Hewitt, was Harry's father.

But thankfully Paul Burrell put the wild rumours to rest for once and for all, dishing the goods on last night's episode of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Paul Burrell is the jungle's very own royal encyclopedia.
Paul Burrell is the jungle's very own royal encyclopedia.

Shine, shine, shine guru Jackie Gillies asked, "Do you believe that Prince Harry is Charles' child?"

To which he swiftly responded, "Yes. Absolutely."

Needing a bit more, Jackie pushed, "It isn't the other...The orange hair?"

The royal butler remarked, "She didn't know James Hewitt when Harry was born. That's fact. Five years into the marriage, she had Harry. And she hadn't yet met James Hewitt. True."

To which the Real Housewive's star said, "Awesome! I believe you. Case closed!"

It's one of the royal family's longest-running rumours, but Paul has shut it down!
It's one of the royal family's longest-running rumours, but Paul has shut it down!

The question of Prince Harry's paternity has been rattling around for decades.

Last year, Princess Diana's lover shutdown the claims.

James Hewitt spoke to Melissa Doyle on Channel Seven's Sunday Night.

The TV host asked him straight out, "Are you Harry's father?"

To which the 59-year-old responded: "No I'm not."

When quizzed about why the rumour refuses to go away, the former cavalry officer explained: "It sells papers. It's worse for [Harry], probably, poor chap."

Watch the interview below

Princess Diana met the handsome red-headed army man in 1986.

That was two years after Prince Harry's birth in 1984.

James was hired to be her horse riding instructor.

It was during this period that Prince Charles' affair with his now wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, was also said to have heated up.

"It's a gradual period and then, you know, suddenly you can't get enough of each other or see each other as much as you want," he mused.

"When I met Diana, he was already a toddler," James said in 2002.
"When I met Diana, he was already a toddler," James said in 2002.