Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell says royals are ‘a very strange family to marry into’ as he defends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
- Paul stepped in to defend the Sussexes on today’s Good Morning Britain
- Said their departure won’t make a huge difference to the royal family
- Discussed the difficulties Diana had faced and said ‘it’s a very strange world’
Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has said that the royals are ‘a very strange family to marry into’ as he defended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Today he told Good Morning Britain today that the Sussexes’ decision to step down wouldn’t affect the family too badly as said he could understand why they quit.
‘Nobody can understand that world it’s a very strange world,’ he told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. ‘That is a very strange family to marry into.’
He added: ‘Harry is sixth in line to throne he’s not going to make huge difference to monarchy.
‘There isn’t a great deal of space for Harry and Meghan so they’re really looking forward to the future.’
But Piers hit back, saying that the couple ‘don’t want to do the boring stuff’ associated with royal duties.
Paul said: ‘It’s very difficult for the outside world to understand what its like to live in a palace. You don’t just marry one person, you marry the whole family.’ He added: ‘She had no idea what she was getting herself into, nobody can.’
Piers said: ‘Oh come off it, she’s a 35-year-old divorcee she knew what she was getting into.’
Paul Burrell is pictured on today’s Good Morning Britain discussing the Sussexes’ decision to step down
As Paul told him about the difficulties Diana faced when she married Charles, Piers said it was a completely different situation due to Diana being a teenager when she met the prince.
Paul said that he’d recently come across a letter written to him by Diana which had words that should be born in mind as Harry and Meghan make their way in the world.
‘I saw recently a letter which she wrote to me,’ he said. ‘She wrote to me about her future and she said “I would look up and live and laugh and love” and I think they’re poignant words to send to harry and Meghan.’