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A Royal Duty: The poignant and remarkable untold story of the Princess of Wales

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It was very lucrative, I sold to three hotels as well, and I only had to bestir myself from my mountain-top studio once a week. I never thought that I would need to defend the Princess against untruths from many different quarters. Watching "The Crown" and being unable to avoid the soap opera in which Harry is currently starring has stirred up a voyeuristic fascination with the British monarchy.

you're rich and living off a dead woman and you hint that you will never, ever, ever let anyone know who she was really in love with and lots of other secrets only you were privy too. I think Mr Burrelk also raised some very interesting points about Diana's involvement with the Andrew Morton book and the panorama interview, that I'd not previously considered - she did them at very low points in her life, when she and it were in great turmoil. There is a long passage of life in Kensington Palace on a skeleton staff with Princess Di who is apparently a saint, patron saint of fashion anyway. There I was on a secluded beach on a very expensive little island with my hand-painted t-shirts displayed in coconut and sea grape trees when a lady comes over and starts going through them.

It was interesting seeing first impressions of Princess Diana joining the family, and what it was like for him to switch over to working for the Prince and Princess of Wales. Then we have Paul marrying a housemaid and leaving Buckingham Palace to go down to Highgrove with the newly married Prince Charles and Princess Diana. the book notches up a gear in the final third with the death of diana and with burrell being charged with stealing diana's personal property.

Loved this book from the first page and it was such an insight into life working for the Royal family and the life of Diana Princess of Wales. all the while, the thing that emerges is a story of a butler who is absolutely enamoured with his employer, a man under the spell of diana's charms - to the point of obsession, and at the expense of his own family. It's a whole town in there, 300 people sneaking large quantities of gin and enabling the Queen to run the country. Over the course of 21 years, Paul Burrell rose from member of the Royal household staff to personal attendant to the Queen of England and then butler to the Prince and Princess of Wales. also i would take some of the things he say with a grain of salt since the novel is written by him and about ~his~ perspective of events.During that time, I have watched and listened patiently as many individuals have claimed to know the truth about the Princess of Wales. although, i have to admit that when i heard the other day that he is planning to release another book on diana soon, his credibility starts to slip. Also, Paul has a wife and family but yet states clearly that his loyalty was/is foremost to Diana - all day, every day.

If you're the Princess's secret keeper, and you feel that confidence extends beyond her death, then stop freaking telling everyone in the world you've got a secret, and then being coy about it. The author, who was always in the right place at the right time for a promotion, claims to have had an unprecedented relationship with the late princess. i think it is more a factor of an obsessed man who knows deep down that his main importance is in association with diana - without that he becomes little more than an expert on royal etiquette. The parts about his trial and the life of Princess Diana would only really be enjoyed by a Diana fanatic, and I'm not one. which I find fascinating (although I still have lots of questions about the role of ladies-in-waiting).The latest dollop of treachery and scandal arrives after such lavish tabloid serialisation that there must be the usual suspicion that nothing remotely interesting was left over for the book.

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