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I’m A Celeb: Paul Burrell details life after Diana’s death

He has been busy spilling all the Royal secrets since entering the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. 

And Paul Burrell once again broke down in tears as he recalled Princess Diana’s last moments and her final words to him.

Having the emotional conversation with Real Housewives of Melbourne star, Jackie Gillies, the former butler, 59, revealed he thought Diana ‘was still alive and playing a trick on her’ before going on admit he wished ‘she had taken him with her.’

 

Emotional: Paul Burrell, 59, broke down in tears as he recalled Princess Diana’s last moments and her final words to him on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia

Paul was Diana’s butler for 10 years between 1987 and 1997, when Diana tragically died in a car crash. 

The pair went on to forge a close friendship and Paul detailed the moment where he sat with her body and ‘begged her to open her eyes.’

‘When she died, I sat with her, I held her hand and I said to her “wake up, wake up, you’re not really dead are you? You’re still alive and you’re playing a trick on me”,’ Paul revealed. 

Explaining the tragic moment further, he continued: ‘She didn’t open her eyes and I said “why did you leave me here? Why didn’t you take me with you? Because my place is to look after you.”‘

Grief: Having the emotional conversation with Jackie Gillies, the former Royal butler revealed he thought Diana 'was still alive and playing a trick on her'

Grief: Having the emotional conversation with Jackie Gillies, the former Royal butler revealed he thought Diana ‘was still alive and playing a trick on her’

Close friendship: Paul was Diana's butler for 10 years between 1987 and 1997, when Diana tragically died in a car crash

Close friendship: Paul was Diana’s butler for 10 years between 1987 and 1997, when Diana tragically died in a car crash

'I know you're still alive': The pair went on to forge a close friendship and Paul detailed the moment where he sat with her body and 'begged her to open her eyes'

‘I know you’re still alive’: The pair went on to forge a close friendship and Paul detailed the moment where he sat with her body and ‘begged her to open her eyes’

Candidly expressing his grief in the years after her passing, Burrell admitted:  ‘I realised I had to take care of what she’d left behind here. She couldn’t do that and she’d left me to do that, so I had to take care of her world and the people in it.

‘For a long time I couldn’t let go of that because as time passes she will fade. I’m beginning to forget what her voice sounded like. And forget what she smelt like. I don’t want to forget that,’ he revealed on the verge of tears.  

While admitting to Jackie that he ‘wanted her to take him with her’, he confessed that she ‘gave her the happy ending she could never have.’

Jackie, who was also left emotional in the conversation, comforted him: ‘She is so proud of you and she loves you and she was your family.’

'For a long time I couldn't let go': Burrell candidly expressed his grief in the years after her passing

‘For a long time I couldn’t let go’: Burrell candidly expressed his grief in the years after her passing

Full circle: While admitting to Jackie that he 'wanted her to take him with her', he confessed that she 'gave her the happy ending she could never have'

Full circle: While admitting to Jackie that he ‘wanted her to take him with her’, he confessed that she ‘gave her the happy ending she could never have’

'Promise me you'll always be there': Paul then revealed Princess Diana's last words to him

‘Promise me you’ll always be there’: Paul then revealed Princess Diana’s last words to him

Paul then revealed: ‘The last thing she said to me, we were on the phone, she was in Paris, and the very last words were… “Promise me you’ll always be there.”‘

Elsewhere in the episode, Paul told a hilarious story of a flatulent horse, who threatened to spoil a lovely carriage ride between Prince Phillip, The Queen, and the Sultan of Bahrain. 

‘Imagine the picture. I’m sat here, people are singing God Save The Queen, and the Queen and Prince Philip are next to me,’ Paul began his story on Wednesday.

Sitting next to the Queen was the Sultan, who was enjoying ‘a polite conversation’ with his Royal companions. 

'I'm terribly sorry about that awful noise': This comes after Paul detailed the VERY awkward story of the time the Queen was falsely accused of farting in front of the Sultan of Bahrain

‘I’m terribly sorry about that awful noise’: This comes after Paul detailed the VERY awkward story of the time the Queen was falsely accused of farting in front of the Sultan of Bahrain

Set the scene: 'Imagine the picture. I'm sat here, people are singing God Save The Queen, and the Queen, Prince Philip and the Sultan of Bahrain are next to me,' Paul recalled

Set the scene: ‘Imagine the picture. I’m sat here, people are singing God Save The Queen, and the Queen, Prince Philip and the Sultan of Bahrain are next to me,’ Paul recalled

What do we do about that? 'Then, suddenly, a huge explosion of wind (flatulence) came from one of the horses in front' Paul said

What do we do about that? ‘Then, suddenly, a huge explosion of wind (flatulence) came from one of the horses in front’ Paul said

Expert storyteller Paul perfectly set-up the twist, offering: ‘then, suddenly, a huge explosion of wind (flatulence) came from one of the horses in front’.

Apparently, so hearty was the bottom burp, the smell ‘ went straight through the carriage,’ stopping the polite conversation in its tracks.

On this occasion, the Sultan was a guest of the Queen and Prince Phillip and so as any mortified animal owner would do, the pair began fretting.

Paul recalled: ‘The Queen leaned to Prince Philip and said, “Do you think I should say something?” And he (Phillip) said, “Yes, do.”‘

He's our guest! Paul recalled: 'The Queen leaned to Prince Philip and said, "Do you think I should say something?" And he (Phillip) said, "Yes, do."'

He’s our guest! Paul recalled: ‘The Queen leaned to Prince Philip and said, “Do you think I should say something?” And he (Phillip) said, “Yes, do.”‘

Suspense! 'She leaned forward and touched the Sultan's knee and said, "I'm terribly sorry about that awful noise," and she sat back'

Suspense! ‘She leaned forward and touched the Sultan’s knee and said, “I’m terribly sorry about that awful noise,” and she sat back’

 ‘She leaned forward and touched the Sultan’s knee and said, “I’m terribly sorry about that awful noise,” and she sat back’.

In response: ‘the sultan leaned forward, touched the Queen’s knee and said: “That’s quite alright, your majesty… I thought it was one of the horses!” ‘

The camp, who were left in stitches, may  be well served probing Paul for more juicy details at a rapid pace in the coming days, as he’s currently up for elimination.

He entered the camp alongside Vicky Pattison on Tuesday. 

Lost in translation: In response: 'the sultan leaned forward, touched the Queen's knee and said: "That's quite alright, your majesty... I thought it was one of the horses!" 

Lost in translation: In response: ‘the sultan leaned forward, touched the Queen’s knee and said: “That’s quite alright, your majesty… I thought it was one of the horses!” 



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