Princess Diana's former butler gives stark warning to Prince Harry after 'self-destructive' interviews

Princess Diana's former aide Paul Burrell has warned that things can only get worse for Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, has warned that things will only get worse for Prince Harry if he continues "destroying" himself with confessional interviews about life in the royal family. 

Paul Burrell was a servant within the British Royal Household and worked closely with Princess Diana for many of her years in the spotlight of royal life.

Now, he has issued a stern warning to Diana's son Prince Harry, who has been condemning his hard royal upbringing and sharing details of the tensions between him and his close family members, including Prince Charles and Prince William. 

It's been reported that the Queen has taken Prince Harry's comments "very personally" and Her Majesty is said to be "deeply upset" after her grandson criticised royal parenting on The Armchair Podcast, admitting he feels as though he was born into a "cycle of genetic pain and suffering". 

Prince Harry and Prince William

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Harry also gave more rare details on the traumatic memories he has from his childhood as a young prince, speaking to Oprah Winfrey on their new mental health series, The Me You Don't See. 

The Duke admitted that his UK stomping ground, London, is a "trigger" for him and also shared the harrowing memory that haunts him whenever he thinks of Princess Diana.

Princess Diana and Paul Burrell

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Speaking out in response to Harry's controversial admissions, Paul told Closer magazine, "He's been blinded by Meghan, by her beauty and by this Hollywood world," having swapped Frogmore Cottage and Buckingham Palace for their new home in LA. 

Predicting that only Meghan Markle can order Harry to stop his outpour before its too late for him to repair the damage, Diana's close aide added, "I think now it could only be Meghan who can stop him from doing these interviews and doing any more damage, and destroying himself.

"He won't heal if he keeps doing this. It'll make things worse in the long run," Paul went on to warn.

"I honestly have no idea when he'll stop."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.