Princess Diana's friend, Paul Burrell, on Prince William and Harry’s ‘feud’—'she would bring them back together'

Princess Diana would have 'banged their heads together' according to her former butler

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A close friend of Princess Diana, Paul Burrell, has opened up about what their mother would have made of Prince William and Prince Harry’s rumoured "feud".

  • Paul Burrell was Princess Diana's former butler from 1987 to 1997.
  • Paul’s admission comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the royal family causing a rift between the brothers.
  • In other royal news, Prince Harry is accused of 'elite environmentalism' after flying on a private jet to a polo match.

Princess Diana and former butler, Paul Burrell

Princess Diana and Paul Burrell

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Princess Diana would have been devastated to hear her two sons aren’t as close as they used to be, according to her former Butler and close friend, Paul Burrell.

Speaking on The Royal Beat, he said, “If their mother was here today, she would bring them back together. She would bang their heads together and say, ‘Don’t be silly you’re my sons, you’re both equal.’"

“It was very important to her that they stayed close.”

Paul’s admission comes after it emerged that the brothers have been feuding in recent months following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the royal family.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry smile for the camera

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were stepping down as senior royals this year 

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Omid Scobie—author of Finding Freedom, Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family—claims the brothers cut communication for two whole months amid the “Megxit” controversy.

They did, however, reunite for the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue at the Sunken Gardens in Kensington Palace. The brothers planned the event together for their late mother in celebration for what would have been her 60th birthday.

This event was the first time since the death of Prince Philip, that Prince Harry and Prince William had been able to see one another and start to make amends.

Prince Harry and Prince William pay tribute to their late mother

Prince  William and Prince Harry pay tribute to their late mother 

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As Future King, Prince William was said to be frustrated at the way in which The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their decision to leave the royal family public before firming up details in private, as it could have caused damage to the royal family’s reputation.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles with their two sons, Prince Harry and Prince William

Princess Diana and Prince Charles with their two sons, Prince Harry and Prince William 

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Omid explained, “I think really where it went wrong for Harry and Meghan and the Cambridges was that decision to go public with the road map to their new working model.”

Prince Harry and Meghan revealed their controversial decision to step down as senior royals back in January, saying there “really was no other option” following a year of scrutiny.

They now live in Santa Barbara with their two-year-old son, Archie and daughter Lilibet Diana.

Georgia Farquharson

Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."