Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has been urged to ‘shut up’ after he used a documentary to reveal yet more secrets about his former boss.
The controversial former royal servant used an appearance on US TV to claim the Princess of Wales’ mother called her a ‘wh***’ for dating Muslim men Dodi Fayed and Hasnat Khan after splitting with Prince Charles.
The 61-year-old has taken part in the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary on Countess Raine Spencer, called: ‘Princess Diana’s Wicked Stepmother’.
But speaking this week Mr Burrell said that the programme lifts the lid on her relationship with her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, and he revealed their last conversation was a row about Diana’s choice of men.
The intervention by Burrell, who has been accused of betraying Diana by her children William and Harry, has been criticised as another step too far.
One royal watcher responded: ‘The butler who just won’t shut up!!!’ while another wrote: ‘Paul Burrell selling secrets AGAIN….or is he short of money’.
Paul Burrell (pictured in New York last week) is spilling the beans on Princess Diana again including a row with her mother Shand Kydd over her choice of men after splitting with Prince Charles
Princess Diana had relationships with her doctor Hasnat Khan and later Dodi Fayed, who died with her in Paris in 1997
Some royal watchers are unhappy with Mr Burrell’s insistence of revealing secrets about Diana’s life
Burrell has now revealed Princess Diana’s mother called her a ‘wh***’ for dating Muslim men.
The claim has been made by Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell in a new documentary called ‘Princess Diana’s Wicked Stepmother’ that focuses on Countess Raine Spencer, and her impact on the Princess
Mr Burrell told Fox News: ‘I was in my little pantry underneath the main staircase of Kensington Palace and I could hear this sobbing coming out of [Diana’s] room.’
‘Then she shouted, ‘Paul, please come. Come quick.’ So I ran up the staircase, and I found the princess crumpled in the middle of her room with the telephone to her ear, and she beckoned me to come closer. I could hear what her mother was saying.
She said, ‘Listen. Listen to what mummy’s saying.’
Mr Burrell claims that Mrs Shand Kydd had been drinking that evening and was ‘berating the Princess.’
Princess Diana previously had a relationship with two Muslim men, heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed, the son of billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed.
Royal expert Phil Dampier, author of Diana: I’m Going to Be Me, told MailOnline: ‘We only have Paul Burrell’s word for this and of course both Diana and her mother are dead.
‘But it is certainly true and well documented that Diana hadn’t been talking to her mother for several months when she died and they did have a volatile relationship.
‘Mrs Shand Kydd did like a drink and Diana had a habit of ghosting people who disagreed with her, so It’s quite possible that these remarks were made.
‘But some will find it distasteful for Paul to bring this up now and it will certainly be painful for William and Harry.
‘They have said in the past that they feel betrayed by Burrell’s constant revelations so this won’t go down well either.’
Royals: Burrell, who served Princess Diana (pictured together in 1994) for ten years, claimed the Princess of Wales called him her ‘rock’ and the ‘only man I ever trusted’ – her sons would later accuse him of ‘betrayal’
How William and Harry blasted Burrell’s ‘betrayal’ of their mum
Princes William and Harry attacked former royal butler Paul Burrell for his ‘cold and overt betrayal’ of their mother.
In a 2003 statement unprecedented for its strength of feeling, William, then 21 and also speaking on behalf of his younger brother, showed his deep pain at Mr Burrell’s revelations in his tell-all book.
The Princes said the late Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been ‘mortified’ at his actions if she were alive today and called on him to put an end to his disclosures.
Prince William said in the statement released by Clarence House: ‘We cannot believe that Paul who was entrusted with so much could abuse his position in such a cold and overt betrayal.
‘It is not only deeply painful for the two of us but also for everyone else affected and it would mortify our mother if she were alive today and, if we might say so, we feel we are more able to speak for our mother than Paul’.
Mr Burrell made millions from a series of books about his life with the princess and then secured lucrative deals on reality shows such as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Mr Burrell also made a series of claims including one that Diana feared for her life and spoke of a plot to tamper with the brakes of her car before she died in 2003.
In a rare public statement in 2003, at the height of his fame, Prince William and Prince Harry accused him of betraying their mother and said she would have been mortified by his breach of confidence.
They said in a statement: ‘We cannot believe that Paul, who was entrusted with so much, could abuse his position in such a cold and overt betrayal.
‘If we may say so, we feel we are more able to speak for our mother than Paul. We ask Paul to bring these revelations to an end.’
He added that she said : ‘That’s what you are. I’ve raised a wh***, who**** around town with Muslim men.
‘You should be ashamed of yourself.’ Diana was sobbing, saying ‘Mummy, please don’t say those words to me.
‘Please don’t call me those names.’ She begged her. She kept begging her not to say it.’
After the tirade Diana apparently pulled back from her relationship with her mother, and shortly afterwards she was killed in the car crash in Paris in 1997.
How Paul Burrell became the ‘only man’ Princess Diana trusted before he ‘betrayed’ her with tell-all book
In 2006 Mr Burrell released his second book about his time serving Princess Diana, called The Way We Were
Paul Burrell entered Royal Service at age 18 as a Palace footman and became the Queen’s personal footman a year later.
He joined Prince Charles and Diana at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire in 1987 and remained there until her death in August 1997.
Burrell was the only non-family member to be present at Diana’s private burial at the Spencer estate Althorp.
In 1993 she wrote a letter to him that claimed the Prince of Wales was plotting to kill her so he could marry Tiggy Legge-Bourke, the former nanny to Princes William and Harry.
The note was shown at the inquest into her death and was sent to Burrell in October – 10 months after her separation from Prince Charles was announced.
Burrell wrote two tell-all books after her death – A Royal Duty in 2003 and a follow-up book called The Way We Were in 2006 – in which he claimed she had called him ‘the only man I can trust’.
It is believed the Princess of Wales entrusted him with her private papers during her divorce.
He said: ‘She was surrounded by the richest, most educated people and she chose a lorry driver’s son from Derbyshire.
‘She called me her rock and I took care of her.’
But Princes William and Harry would later accuse him of betraying the mother they loved so much.