Paul Burrell says Princess Diana would have been ‘so proud’ of son Prince Harry

Prince Harry’s late mum Princess Diana would have been “completely behind” his decision to step back from his royal role, says her former butler Paul Burrell.

Speaking exclusively in this week’s issue of OK! Magazine, Paul – who was known as ‘Diana’s rock’ – reveals his friend would have been full of pride over her son striking out and forging his own path with wife Meghan.

“Harry and Meghan are doing what Diana couldn’t, and she would have been so proud of them,” Paul, 61, explains.

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“Diana stepped away from the royals, but Harry has taken it one step further. Diana only ever wanted her sons to be happy, so she would be completely behind Harry and have her arms around both him and Meghan. She would say to them, ‘Go for it. Do it for yourselves.’”

And while many commentators have blamed Meghan for being the driving force behind the couple’s decision to spend a substantial amount of their time in North America, Paul disagrees, claiming Harry has never enjoyed being part of the Royal family.

“I am not surprised that Harry has done this at all,” explains Paul. He was never comfortable with his royal role, even as a child. I remember taking pictures of him with my children and he was always self-conscious.

"He never liked the attention. Then, as soon as he lost his mother, the situation we have today was inevitable.”

Harry and Meghan sent shockwaves around the world on Wednesday evening when they issued a statement, confirming their plans to no longer be ‘senior’ members of the royal family’ and split their time between the UK and North America.

The announcement, which followed a report earlier which claimed they planned to relocate to Canada for much of the year, also caused a crisis behind palace walls as it emerged the Sussexes had not consulted the Queen, Prince Charles or Prince William before issuing the statement.

Buckingham Palace soon released a statement of their own, saying that discussions are at an “early stage” and that the “complicated issues” would take “time to work through.”

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That said, subsequent reports have claimed that the Queen has demanded the situation is resolved within “days not weeks” .

Read the full interview with Paul Burrell in this week’s issue of OK! Magazine, on sale now.

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