In 1991 he served as a Challenger tank commander in the Gulf War but failed the exam for promotion to major three times.Hewitt retired from the Army in March 1994 after 17 years of service and opened up a golf driving range.The 58-year-old was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but was brought up in Kent and Devon before being educated at one of the country's top public schools - Millfield in Somerset.He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Life Guards - a senior army regiment - as a second lieutenant in 1978.He was initially treated at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, before being transferred to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in a serious condition.A family member told the Daily Mirror: “He’s alright, he’s had a rough night but he’s getting better from what we know.He denied the speculation in a recent interview with Australian Channel Seven’s Sunday Night host Melissa Doyle, who quizzed him over the relationship.
“I would assure her that I had no interest in anything but her safety, but she must have thought I was stupid or deaf.
He told how Prince Charles began seeing Camilla Parker Bowles "again" after Harry was born, "or perhaps even earlier".
Writing in his new book, Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, Wharfe said: "Shattered by her husband’s betrayal, the Princess was ready for an affair.
In 2009 Hewitt set up trendy bar The Polo House in Marbella, Spain, which subsequently closed in 2013.
James Hewitt suffered a heart attack and stroke and given emergency surgery after he was rushed to hospital in May.