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Prince Harry:

Who's My Daddy?!

6/14/2007 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

For years, rumors have swirled questioning the paternity of Great Britain's Prince Harry. Red hair say what?

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While reports have always suggested that Diana's flame-haired ex-lover, James Hewitt (left), may be the late Princess' real baby daddy, author Christopher Anderson claims in his new book "After Diana," that now Harry (center) himself wants to take a DNA test to put the rumors to rest. Over the Queen's dead body!

Although Harry and Hewitt both share a carrottop likeness, it should be noted that Diana's brother, Earl Spencer (right), is also a redhead. So there is some red in Diana's blue blood!

Should Harry decide to go ahead and take a DNA test against the Queen's wishes, he might want to stay out of Parisian tunnels.

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arb    

My son has blond hair and blue eyes.... Im brown hair and brown eyes and his daddy has brown hair and gray eyes. He got the blond and blue eyes from my dad and his family. It's all about what gene goes where!

2639 days ago
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Phyllis    

Sonya, Sorry but you're incorrect about the blue eyes. My daughter has blue eyes and both her dad and I have brown however, we both carry the recessive blue gene and obviously she got that gene from both of us. Actually, out of our 4 children, 2 have blue eyes, one has hazel and one brown and being their mother, I know positively who their father is - my ex and none other!

2636 days ago
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Ieis M. Gross    

This is the sorriest excuse for journalism I have ever seen. Go back to college and start over. And this time, turn in your homework.

2635 days ago
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Danielle    

In response to response # 2, it is genetically possible for one blue eyed and one brown eyed parent to have a blue eyed child. In fact, the probability of a blue eyed child can be as high as 50% depending upon the brown eyed parent's genotype. Each parent has two genes for eye color and randomly passes one gene on. Thus the child ends up with two genes for eye color as well. Because the brown gene is dominant, it is impossible to tell just by sight whether or not a brown eyed person has a recessive blue. If s/he does have a recessive blue, s/he could pass this along. This in addition to one of the blue-eyed parent's recessive blue genes, would give a blue eyed child.

oh, and the tunnel comment was heartless...

2594 days ago
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Shelley Humphrey    

Don't you think that the Queen already knows Harry is her Grandson 100%. I am sure long ago they did DNA. He would not have stayed in the family and he is a true prince.

2620 days ago
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Kat    

Didn't realise, at first, that was Di's Brother and picked him as the possible father! Oops. Harry has his uncles eyes, face shape, and hair so he got his looks from his mothers family. Thank God! Have you seen his fathers family! Not a good looking one among them!

2620 days ago
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JAK    

Oh Jules, what an idiot!

2620 days ago
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Amanda    

Hewitt's eyes being brown DOES NOT make him not eligible as the father! Who wrote that??!!
If Hewitt carries a brown eye gene and a blue eye gene, Hewitt would still have brown eyes himself but he would definitely be able to pass on the blue eyed gene to any child he has. Each person passes on ONE of the two eye color genes they carry to their child.



2620 days ago
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throneroom    

regarding the tunnel comment... horribly disgusting bad taste tmz, even for you...

2620 days ago
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Susan    

During the recent Matt Lauer interview I noticed that Harry bears a striking resemblance to the Earl of Spencer. Lucky him, to take after his mother's side of the family!

2620 days ago
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Robin McDowell    

Yes, Sonya, Hewitt could father a blue-eyed child. He as two sets of genes - one from each parent. If he inherited a blue-eyed gene from one of his parents, his brown-eyed gene would still predominate, making his eyes heterozogous (one brown, one blue gene) brown. But that doesn't mean he couldn't pass on his blue-eyed gene to a child. A blue-eyed parent can't pass along a brown-eyed gene - he doesn't have one. But a heterozygous brown-eyed parent could easily pass along either.

2620 days ago
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Robin McDowell    

Yes, Sonya, Hewitt could father a blue-eyed child. He as two sets of
genes - one from each parent. If he inherited a blue-eyed gene from
one of his parents, his brown-eyed gene would still predominate,
making his eyes heterozogous (one brown, one blue gene) brown. But
that doesn't mean he couldn't pass on his blue-eyed gene to a child.
A blue-eyed parent can't pass along a brown-eyed gene - he doesn't
have one. But a heterozygous brown-eyed parent could easily pass
along either.

2620 days ago
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Sarah    

Sorry Sonya, your comment is not accurate. It is entirely possible with a brown eyed parent and a blue eyed parent, you can have a blue eyed child. The odds are against it, but it is completely possible, and more likely than you think. My husband has blue eyes, I have brown eyes, and my son has blue eyes, and my daughter has brown eyes.

I say take the DNA test, Harry!

2620 days ago
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Nick    

To TMZ's defense, this rumor or idea has been circulated for years, it hasn't started here. People can debate it but the fact is Her Majesty The Queen, would never allow Prince Harry to take a DNA test. If it's revealed he is not the son of The Prince of Wales, he would be forthwith stripped of his style and title, and position as third in line to the throne. That would be a crisis to the Monarchy, however if it did happen, I imagine The Queen would bestow upon him a courtesy title as a Duke but a Princely title he would no longer legally possess. For only the children of a male Royal hold this rank. And Diana, Princess of Wales was only royal by virtue of marriage.

2620 days ago
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Boris Geiss    

Prince Harry has Lady Sarah Spencer's exact bone structure. That's lady Diana;s sister. They saw when he was born he was all Spencer. Red hair, blue eyes. But Lady Sarah always had much darker hair so people may not see the resemblance. Square chin and fine jawline with a point.

Charles dated her for a while. Princess of Wales would not been the same person is the Hewitt rumors were true, she would not have been so angry and full of Camilla rage. She would have been acting invisible. And she would have been too ashamed to do the Dimbleby interview and other things.

Prince Philip last did a DNA test for the lady claiming to be Grand Duchess Alexandra. I bet a DNA test has ALREADY been performed by harry doesn;t know about it, Just MI5 and QE2. A LOT of stuff Diana knew went to her grave. This was probably one of the secrets. Not that harry was hewitt's but that the Royal Family tested it.

2620 days ago
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