Princess Diana’s former lover hospitalised

Former army officer James Hewitt, aged 59, had a five-year affair with the Princess of Wales.

FILE: This file photo shows a screengrab of James Hewitt, who had a five-year affair with the Princess of Wales. Picture: youtube.com

LONDON - The former lover of Princess Diana is reportedly in hospital after suffering a heart attack and stroke.

Former army officer James Hewitt, aged 59, had a five-year affair with the Princess of Wales when she was married to Prince Charles.

James Hewitt has undergone emergency surgery and, according to reports, doctors have given him a slim chance of survival.

Friends say he fell ill a fortnight ago and was taken to hospital from the apartment he shares with his mother.

The reports come after he gave a rare interview denying standing rumours that he’s Prince Harry’s real father.

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he had a five-year affair with Diana.

They were only forced to part when he was sent to fight in the Gulf War.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)