Princess Diana’s butler has hit back at Prince Harry’s claims as he slams the “angry and privileged” Duke of Sussex. Harry’s memoir Spare hit shelves across the globe this morning, with a number of revelations being made in the controversial book. And one person who was hit by the book was Diana’s butler, as Harry claimed he was “milking” her death for money at the time after releasing a book titled A Royal Duty in 2001.
Appearing on Australian breakfast show Sunrise, Mr Burrell hit back at the claims, as he said: “I first met him in his mummy’s tummy. I don’t recognise the young man I see today. That’s not the boy I knew.
“What I see now is an angry, petulant, privileged prince who is constantly blaming other people and not taking accountability on his part.”
Mr Burrell, 64, served as a footman for the late Queen before working for Diana for a decade until her death in 1997.
Speaking from his home in Florida, he said the Duke of Sussex had “changed fundamentally” and that his mother would be “appalled”.
“She would be angry at these personal, vindictive revelations which don’t just undermine Harry, but his country, his family, the institution – which his mother was very proud of – and his late grandmother’s legacy,” he said.
Mr Burell blamed Meghan Markle for Harry’s recent comments, as he said the Duchess had a “huge influence” in the writing of the book.
He added: “This isn’t just a book written by Harry… Meghan’s had a huge influence in this book. She’s beside him steering him on his path. You can’t just blame Harry. You have to blame the both of them.
“I don’t like to see the rug being pulled beneath the feet of our King and Harry’s brother, who is on his way to being King. And the snipes that have gone forward about Kate [the Princess of Wales]…”
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