Diana’s former butler slams ‘cruel’ portrayal of Princess: ‘Not who she was’


Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has branded The Crown’s portrayal of the late Princess Diana “cruel”.

“These are my years, the years which I witnessed and I’m finding it very difficult to find anything truthful in this series.”

He added: “It’s altering people’s perception towards the Royal Family and the Princess particularly.

“You know, I have watched every episode and in the final episode, you will see Princess Diana voting to abolish the monarchy in a national debate with Trevor McDonald, and pressing the no, I abolish the monarchy button.”

The former butler claimed that that “did not happen.”

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Paul Burrell was Diana’s former butler (Image: GB News/Getty)

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Diana died in Paris, France (Image: PA)

He continued: “Why would a woman, who loved being a royal, be very proud of being a member of the Royal Family.

“Proud of her sons being members of the Royal Family, proud that her son would one day be King.

“Why would she want to tear down that institution, it doesn’t make any sense. That is not true. That is not who Diana was.

“Diana was a very keen supporter of the Royal Family.”

Season five of The Crown was released one week ago, on November 9.

Netflix has staunchly defended The Crown.

The streaming service has previously insisted it is a “fictional dramatisation” and is inspired by reality rather than a documentary-like retelling.

A spokesperson for Netflix, amid criticism about the lack of a disclaimer at the start of The Crown’s episodes, said: “Th


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