Prince Harry 'blinded by Meghan Markle and Hollywood' & Diana would 'disapprove of him tearing down royals', says butler

PRINCE Harry has been "blinded by Meghan and Hollywood" – and his mum would "disapprove of him tearing down the royals", Diana's former butler has said.

Paul Burrell said he fears the Duke's desire to publicly air grievances with his family will only end up hurting him.

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And he told of his concerns the royal will be "left broken" unless Meghan steps in to stop him giving such personal interviews.

It comes as:

  • A royal author said Harry and William may be ‘reunited in their rage at Bashir’ when they unveil Diana statue this summer
  • It's claimed Kate Middleton is stepping into Prince Philip’s role as the family's ‘glue'
  • One critic said 'smug’ Prince Harry is ‘out for vengeance’
  • Rob Lowe joked queues at Starbucks are longer and property prices have shot up since Meghan and Harry moved to exclusive Montecito
  • Harry volunteered to have EMDR trauma therapy filmed for Oprah series as he unleashed ‘truth bombs’ on Royals

He spoke after Harry accused his family of showing "total neglect" for his mental health woes – and claimed Charles made him "suffer".

The bombshell allegations, said to have "dismayed" the Royal Family, were made by the prince in a new documentary about mental health.

Harry accused The Firm of smearing Meghan Markle, claiming she wept into her pillow every night, and said his wife didn't give into her suicidal thoughts because of how "unfair" it would have been to him.

Charles came in for particular criticism from his youngest son – with Harry saying his father did little to help him through his struggles.

"My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you'," he said.

In an interview with Closer magazine, Mr Burell said: "There’s no doubt it’s a great idea for Harry to have help and therapy.

"But therapy is supposed to be confidential – it doesn’t work on the world stage. Doing what he’s doing is only going to cause him so much more pain.



"I don’t recognise him now – he’s almost become the centre of his own world. He’s hurting his family and saying things that I really think he’ll regret.

"Meghan has encouraged him to get therapy and change his way of thinking – but I think he’ll be left broken when this all stops and he realises what he’s done."

And he said only Meghan can stop Harry from doing more tell-all interviews.

"He’s been blinded by Meghan, by her beauty and by this Hollywood world," he said.

"I think now it could only be Meghan who can stop him from doing these interviews and doing any more damage, and destroying himself.

"He won’t heal if he keeps doing this – it’ll make things worse in the long run. I honestly have no idea when it will stop.

"But what he’s doing now is going to make everything so much worse for him. 


"Diana would be heartbroken it’s come to this.

"Not only would she be devastated that Harry is cut off from his family, but she’d disapprove of him tearing down the royals.

"She’d want him to stop airing his dirty laundry, and to live a quiet, private life, focused on his children."

The five-part celebrity-packed documentary The Me You Can't See was released on Apple TV in the US on Thursday night and the UK on Friday morning.

Harry's appearance left the Queen "deeply upset" – although Charles has no intention of "cutting off his son", despite his hurt, it's been claimed.

Many royal experts have condemned the latest chat, which aired less than three months after March's Oprah interview.

Robert Jobson, who was friends with Princess Diana and has written books on Philip and Charles, said the Duke of Sussex has behaved "shamefully" in recent weeks.

In an episode of True Royalty's The Royal Beat, Mr Jobson said: "He was hell-bent on blaming everyone else for his problems, and mainly his father."

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