The former butler of the ‘People’s Princess’ believes the Duchess of Cambridge is “very lucky” and can “go all the way”
Kate Middleton ‘has the love and support of the Royal Family – unlike Diana,’ according to the princess’s former butler.
Paul Burrell made the claim during a Amazon Prime documentary called The Diana Story, reports the Express.
He describes how lucky the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, is compared to her mother-in-law who she never got to meet.
“Kate’s a very lucky woman because she has something which Diana never had,” Paul said, adding that Kate has “the love and support of the Royal Family.”
“With that strength behind her, she can go the distance. She can go all the way. She doesn’t need anything else.”
When referencing Princess Charlotte he also added: “Diana always wanted a girl.”
Last month Paul defended Meghan Markle and offered her one piece of royal advice.
In a Channel 5 documentary, Kate V Meghan: Princesses at War? he blasted Buckingham Palace as a “minefield” and “Downton [Abbey] on speed”.
Among claims of a feud between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge, the ex-aide said: “Who would want to be a part of that family?”
He advised Meghan to “stay close to Harry and get to know his granny – she’s the one that matters most”.
Paul served as a footman for Queen Elizabeth II and was butler to Diana, Princess of Wales, before her death.
He became a close confidante of the princess, who once described him as “her rock”.
Comparing Meghan’s treatment to Diana’s, Paul said: “Meghan has married into the most traditional family in the country, the Royal Family. How is she going to cope?
“Princess Diana was brought up in a house that was as big as Buckingham Palace, and even she was lost.
Buckingham Palace is a minefield for any person going in there for a first time.
He claimed Diana found it difficult to adjust as Buckingham Palace was not nice to her.
He said: “People set traps, they weren’t very kind to this young girl coming into this world.”
The documentary focuses on the alleged feud between Prince Harry and Prince William’s wives.
But it also explores how the Duke of Sussex has allegedly changed since his marriage to the former actress.
Prince Harry is “completely beguiled and enthralled” to his pregnant wife, according to Lady Colin Campbell.
He reportedly told royal staff in the run up to their wedding: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”
Speaking on the documentary, Lady Colin Campbell said: “Everything I hear is that Harry is completely beguiled by Meghan and completely enthralled to her and has changed considerably.
“People do change when they get married