Royal Family news reveals that Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, took a swipe at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle suggesting that Diana would never have left the Royal Family. Read on and we’ll give you the low down.
Butler’s Swipe Not-So-Veiled
Royal Family news reveals that Burrell, who buttled for Princess Diana from 1987 to the time of her death in that Paris tunnel in 1997, described once being shown plans for the princess’s home in Los Angeles.
According to Express UK, while reflecting back on it, Burrell implied that the princess would never have left the Royal Family in what appeared to be a not-so-veiled dig at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their exit from royal life.
Was Princess Diana a Royal-for-Life?
Burrell reportedly said, “I did see the plans for the home in Los Angeles. It was a home which was previously owned by Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards. And she showed me the plants and she said, this is Harry’s room, this is Williams’s room and this is where you live this is a little part of the accommodation and we’re going to have a different life.
“Not leaving the Royal Family because Diana was always a great supporter of Her Majesty and the institution which is Royal Family and proud that her boys were part of that institution. She would never have left the Royal Family.”
The comes as people the world over remember that fateful day 25 years ago with many leaving flowers and messages on the bridge above where she was killed. Covering the gold-leaf-covered Flame of Liberty, a replica of the torch of the Statue of Liberty at the Pont de L’Alma’s northern end that became Diana’s unofficial memorial were blooms and photos of the princess.
Mourners Pay Respects
Princess Diana was just 36 years old when the limousine carrying her, and her boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed, crashed in the Parisian tunnel as it raced to avoid a slew of paparazzi who were chasing the limo on motorcycles, per PEOPLE Magazine. One of the cards posted on the memorial where a handful of locals and tourists came to pay their respects read, “Deja 25 ans [25 years already].”
Another such tribute alongside a photo of Diana read, simply, “Forever in our hearts,” from a Monique from Luxembourg. Millions from around the world mourned the “People’s Princess,” as then-Prime Minister Tony Blair referred to her in 1997. She was once one of the most recognized people in the world and a high-profile supporter of humanitarian causes. Be sure to return here often to get all your Royal Family news and updates.