Prince Harry blasts Paul Burrell for 'milking' Diana's death for money and says butler's tell-all 'made his blood boil' | The Sun

Prince Harry blasts Paul Burrell for 'milking' Diana's death for money and says butler's tell-all 'made his blood boil' | The Sun

January 10, 2023

PRINCE Harry has blasted Princess Diana’s former butler for “milking” his mother’s death for money.

In his controversial memoir the Duke of Sussex says that Paul Burrell “made his blood boil” when he released a book about his time with the late Princess.

Mr Burrell served as the Princess' butler for a decade, and regularly describes himself as her “best friend”.

He released a series of private revelations in his book 'A Royal Duty' in 2003 – which led Harry and William to release a statement accusing him of “a cold and overt betrayal”.

Now, in his own book, Spare, Harry has revealed he heard of the book when he was working as an unpaid farmhand in Australia aged 19.

He claims he received word via a package from Buckingham Palace, warning him of the “delicate matter”.


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He writes: “Mummy's former butler had penned a tell-all which actually told nothing.

“It was merely one man's self-justifying, self-centring version of events.

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“My mother once called this butler a dear friend, and trusted him implicitly. We did too. Now this.

“He was milking her disappearance for money. It made my blood boil.”

Harry says he wanted to jet back to Britain to “confront” Mr Burrell – but Charles and William talked him out of it.

He also claims he had “nothing to do with the drafting” of the Clarence House statement – and says he would have gone “much further”.

In the book he also recalls the moment he was told his mum had died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.

Harry reveals how his father Charles sat on the edge of his bed.

He says Charles said: “Darling boy, Mummy’s been in a car crash.

“There were complications. Mummy was quite badly injured and taken to hospital, darling boy.

“He always called me “darling boy,” but he was saying it quite a lot now. His voice was soft. He was in shock, it seemed.”

He continues: “With a head injury. They tried, darling boy. I’m afraid she didn’t make it.”

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Harry also revealed that Charles “didn’t hug” him, but put his hand on his knee and said “It’s going to be OK”.

The Sun has approached Paul Burrell for comment.

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