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Diana's Butler to teach etiquette in reality show Big Brother

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 2, 2015, 9:43 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 11:41 pm IST
Burrell was also accused in 20002 of stealing 342 items from the Royal Household
Paul Burrell with the Princess of Wales. (Photo: Official website)
 Paul Burrell with the Princess of Wales. (Photo: Official website)

London: Princess Diana's Butler Paul Burrell made a surprise visit to the Big brother house, which has been transformed into a Royal Palace with its own Royal Family and palace staff.

"Make no mistake about it. I am British. I’ll try to teach them a little of what I know, whether it’s service, manners, etiquette or, knowledge from my world that I learnt for many years by working with the Royal Family," Burrell said, according to repost in the Daily Mail.

 

Adding that despite meeting some of the important people of the world that included Kings, Queens, Presidents, First Ladies, movie stars and The Pope, he wasn't really intimidated by them, and so there was no scope of him being intimidated by "the people in the Big Brother House." He will be teaching the American contestants of the house some English etiquette over the period of next few weeks.

Burell, who described himself in his writings as the Princess of Wale's 'rock' and the only man she ever trusted in the Royal Household, capitalised much  on his Diana connection, and is reputed to earn as much as £5 million through his books that he wrote.

He joined service in the Royal Household when he was 18, and soon became the Queen's personal footman, later on joining the Prince of Wale's Highgrove House. He was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal, for his service to the Royal family and has also featured in television shows later on, such as Australian Princess and American Princess, teaching commoners etiquette of the elite class.

But Burrell's claim to fame does not end there. In 20002, he was accused of stealing 342 items from the Royal Household. He was accused of stealing it away after Diana’s death and is alleged to have hidden in his attic.

But the case against him fell, as the Queen, in the nick of time, remembered a conversation with Burrell where he told her that he was safeguarding some of Diana’s possessions. 

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