Former butler of the tragically deceased Princess Diana has published a never-before-seen letter in which she once again showed unconditional love for her sons, princes Harry and William.
Paul Burrell, 60, took to his Instagram to support Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, after resigning from royal duties so they can finally lead a normal life.
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To start the New Year, I wanted to share with everyone one of my favourite pictures of the Princess and I. It was taken as we toured the land mine fields of worn torn Angola and Bosnia, August 1997, a month before she died. She was truly a unique and inspirational woman who is still missed by millions around the world. @kensingtonroyal • • #princessdiana #thepeoplesprincess #royalfamily #dianaspencer #princess #princessdianaforever #princessdianaofwales #princessofwales #britain
Burrell published a black-and-white photograph of Princess Diana and the princes when they were boys, and in the caption, he posted parts of a letter she had sent him that had never seen the light of day.
“As Harry, Meghan, and Archie embark on a new life, I am reminded of some poignant words which Princess Diana wrote to me many years ago. They are a mother’s words of unconditional love which are as appropriate today as they were when she wrote them over 24 years ago”, he wrote.
Princess Diana wrote in the letter: “I love my boys to death and hope that the seeds I’ve planted will grow and bring the strength, knowledge, and stability that is needed.”
Before this post, Burrell revealed on Instagram that he found a letter. “Yesterday I found a letter which the Princess wrote to me so many years ago and one line jumped out from the page. In her hand, she wrote. ‘I would look up and laugh and love and live,'” he captioned the photos of Princess Diana with her son and the part of the letter.
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My thoughts have been with Meghan and Harry this week as they take a huge step into a new life. I have also been thinking of Princess Diana and wondering what she would have thought. In my heart I know that she would want Harry and Meghan to be happy above all else. Yesterday I found a letter which the Princess wrote to me so many years ago and one line jumped out from the page. In her hand she wrote…. “I would look up and laugh and love and live”. I feel they are appropriate words to wish Meghan, Harry and Archie every possible happiness in Canada and beyond. #sussexroyal #englishheritage #harryandmeghan #dukeandduchessofsussex #princessdiana #princessdianaforever #ladydi #ladydiana #dianaprincessofwales #herroyalhighness #princeharry #princeharryandmeghan #cambridge #sussex #princewilliam #princeharryofwales #meghanmarkle #meghanmarklestyle #royalfamily #kensingtonroyal #kensingtonroyals #kensingtonpalace #archieharrison #archieharrisonmountbattenwindsor #buckinghampalace #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #megxit @kensingtonroyal
Burrell first served Queen Elizabeth II and then Princess Diana for ten years until her tragic death in 1997. He gained international fame through numerous memoirs about life with the royal family, as well as guest appearances in shows in which he spoke about Diana, but also analyzed relationships among royals.
He often pointed out that he was afraid that Meghan would not end up as Diana because she also had a media lynch that drove Diana to death in 1997.
“Buckingham Palace is a minefield for any person going in there for the first time. People set traps, they weren’t very kind to this young girl coming into this world. Who would want to be part of that family?” Burrell said on one occasion.