Former lover’s attempt to cash in on Lady Diana is just disgraceful 266



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He’s been labelled a “love rat” before and it seems James Hewitt is determined to live up to the name, with a British tabloid claiming to have caught him out trying to sell letters and cards from Lady Diana after all these years.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Hewitt went to great lengths to hide his identity while offering eight letters and more than 25 cards written by the Princess during their five-year affair, however the paper claims to have an email trail that connects the former household cavalry officer with the attempts to sell the cache.

Most disturbingly, included in the letters were two handwritten notes by six-year-old Prince William.

Confronted by the media, Hewitt has denied that he tried to sell the letters. However, an LA based memorabilia dealer who says he was liaising with Hewitt via a middle-man told the Mail on Sunday, “I was told privacy was paramount because Hewitt was worried about the fall-out if it became public. He needs money, pure and simple.”

The dealer says he secured a buyer at £100,000 for the lot, but that Hewitt pulled out of the sale – whether because it wasn’t enough money or he had a minute change of heart is unknown.

Most of the letters are quite innocent and seem to be from the early days of the relationship between Hewitt and the princess. The dealer says, “He appears to have carefully chosen these letters because they are from the start of the relationship and are less salacious than the letters written at the height of their affair.”

In 1993 Hewitt said he had around 60 letters from Diana and would sell the entire collection for £10 million. The Mail on Sunday says Hewitt even went so far as to offer the letters for sale to Prince William and Harry in November last year, via the dealer.

“I thought it was the decent thing to do,’ said Gary Zimet. “It was easy to find out who their lawyer is from the internet, so I wrote to Mr Tyrrell and attached scans of the letters and cards and wrote ‘Kindly advise if William and Harry would be interested in acquiring these letters and cards which I am selling on behalf of James Hewitt.'”

Perhaps the only hopeful aspect of this latest attempt to cash in on the tragic princess is that the tabloid decided not to publish the letters out of respect for Diana’s sons and grandchildren.

Reports say Hewitt is now in hiding.

What would you like to say to James Hewitt about this latest attempt to profit from his affair with Princess Diana? 

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  1. Who cares after all these years

    5 REPLY
    • I have to disagree. I am sure it hurts them, just as it would any offspring, to hear of their mother’s past being paraded in the press and other media. This man has no morals. Lower than a snake’s belly.

    • The word compassion comes to mind. Haven’t those boys suffered enough

  2. Do not forget that it was Charles, who pushed Diana away.

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    • it it takes two to tango and I bet he wasn’t the only one either…after all one is a lonely number and she was lonely and shouldn’t have married charlie in the first place..

    • CPB, the third partner in the Royal “marriage,” pushed Diana away and eventually got her man and her shot at parking her fat lazy arse on the throne.

    • Because Doris she did a very candid interview on television and revealed a fair bit on that and to her psychic etc. Most of what we know is factual.

    • I’ve seen marriages fall apart. One blames the other each twisting their story so they come up smelling roses. We will never know the truth.

    • Charlie was forced in to marrying Diana when in actual fact he was in love with Camilla already……but there must have been something between them in the beginning…..after all 2 wonderful boys! She needed attention and love and he was distant….in the end she suffered for that God bless her….

    • Oh my god you’re still on the blame must be so great to be so bloody pious…what happened was none our business. How many of us have family and friends who’ve had affairs and divorced? I bet you’re all more understanding about them. Charles made a mistake. But how many men did she end up having affairs with?
      It’s all over now the womans dead
      Charles has remarried . His sons seem happy well adjusted men so why not drop it and leave well enogh alone.

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      • Can we please have just one day without another Diana story? She had many faults but she is dead now so just drop it.

    • Monica Cumming Actually, I hate scumbags who cheat, man or woman. If you’re not happy, leave! No need to cheat and drag out the marriage. As for relatives, I hate them for cheating on their nice spouses (exceptions include 2 couples who cheated on each other, without knowing that the other was cheating)

    • The royal family who else!! Berndt….he was put under great pressure to marry and marry quickly…heirs were required! So someone young, beautiful ..Diana fit the bill…

    • Monica I am am not pious! When your private life is in the public domain it is our business, it is made our business…whilst I believe the royal family should be left alone especially William and Catherine and their children…they are all under scrutiny always because of who they are and what they represent, they are our business because they are our monarchy they are the the Royal family, our heads of state! Charles drove her away into others arms where she sought comfort and understanding and most of all love…and yes she would be proud of her lovely boys they have grown into wonderful men and such a credit to her.

    • Well said Ruth. Everybody has their opinion. It just proves monogamy is rare even amongst Royalty. Loved Diana and wish they would just let her rest in peace and hope that pathetic Hewitt disappears once and for all and whoever buys the letters does the decent thing and burns them

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