Meghan Markle Has This Warning From Princess Diana's Former Butler

Two decades after Princess Diana’s death, her former butler, Paul Burrell, who served as a footman to the Queen and butler to Diana, said that he feels “great sympathy for the baptism of fire” that Meghan has faced so far. Burrell warned Meghan about the experience of being a royal and getting to bond with the members of the royal family, especially during Christmas festivities. “It’s far from reality, so detached from our world,” Burrell said.

He warned the duchess to watch out for family members who will trip her up as she came into the family as an “outsider” like Diana had been. “Stay close to Harry and his granny … or you're in trouble,” advised Burrell.

Burrell explains that the royal members use the festive period to win over the monarch and that Meghan should take the chance to talk to the Queen and open up about her feelings, especially after rumors about her being “difficult” to work with and being the reason she has a “feud” with sister-in-law Kate Middleton have surfaced in the last few months.

The former butler warned Meghan of the royal family’s egos and big personalities. “[They] are going to set traps,” he said in an interview with Daily Mail. “Everyone is jostling for position and attention,” warned Burrell. “They all want to please the Queen and want airtime with her,” he added.

Burrell offered words of advice and encouragement to Meghan. “There will be pitfalls along the way, but Harry will catch her, so stay close to him. Nothing will happen if you're close to the Queen's grandson,” said Burrell.

He encouraged Meghan to go directly to the Queen when she has concerns or questions. “It’s what I said to Diana when she first came into the family, try to get airtime with the Queen, speak into her ear,” the former butler told. “The Queen is the most humble, approachable and kind person you’ll ever meet, she’s a great listener, nothing will shock her, she’s heard everything, and you can tell her everything, and it will be safe,” he added.

“I hope that Meghan will get this advice from Harry, that granny knows best. If you speak your fears, she will take it onboard and speak to the right person,” he further said. He insists that it’s much better for Meghan to inform the Queen of her worries herself. He then said that she will change the rules, that the Queen has done it for her grandkids and can do it again if she knows about it.

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