The Crown ‘is cruel’ says Paul Burrell
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Paul Burrell, who worked for The Royal Family for more than 20 years, has urged Prince Harry to cancel his upcoming Netflix docuseries. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly signed a $100 million deal with the streaming giant to create the series. It was due to be released later this year after the fifth season of The Crown, but it is understood it could be delayed until 2023.
Paul lambasted The Crown, which dropped on Netflix last week, when he was interviewed on Dan Wootton Tonight on Friday.
The 64-year-old was Diana’s butler for several years and he claimed the Netflix series about the monarchy was “distasteful, cruel and inaccurate” with its portrayal of the People’s Princess.
He told host Dan Wootton: “I think this whole series is distasteful, cruel and inaccurate.
“I stood beside the Queen for 11 years, and with Diana for over 10 and I’m finding it very difficult to find anything truthful in this series.”
“It’s altering people’s perception towards the Royal Family and the Princess particularly.
“I’ve watched every episode and in the final episode, you see Princess Diana, voting to abolish the monarchy in a national debate with Trevor McDonald. That did not happen.”
He continued: “Why would a woman who loved being a royal, and who was very proud of being a member of The Royal Family want to tear down that institution?
“It doesn’t make any sense. That is not true. That is not who Diana was.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Netflix for comment.
When asked about her son Harry, who stepped down as a senior royal with Meghan in 2020, Paul fumed: “He’s got into bed with the devil, hasn’t he?
“He really has commercialised himself to the hilt.
“And he should give the money back and say, ‘Actually, I don’t want to do this more on principle. So please don’t do this, cancel the series.’”
He went on to say The Crown should have been cancelled at the end of the fourth series.
“We are now in living memory of iconic people whom we love,” Paul stressed. “And we do not want to see them portrayed like this.”
“So I do not want to watch the next series of The Crown which includes the crash. It will be even worse than this one.
“So Harry, step up, step up and say what you feel and think, goodness knows though what’s coming in his book because there is a Pandora’s box.
“We could really have massive implications on not only his brother [Prince William] but his father’s new monarchy.”
Harry’s tell-all memoir, named Spare, is due to be published in January.
Harry released a statement about his book earlier this year, which read: “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.”
Meanwhile, Meghan continues to release episodes of her Spotify podcast called Archetypes where she invites guests to explore the labels that try to hold women back.
Dan Wootton Tonight airs on weeknights on GB News at 9pm.
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