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Why Prince Charles desperately tried to stop court case of Princess Diana’s butler

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 19, 2018, 2:03 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2018, 2:03 pm IST
Paul Burrell was accused of stealing 310 items worth close to £4.5 million that belonged to Diana.
Prince Charles (Left) Princess Diana (Right). (Photo: AP)
 Prince Charles (Left) Princess Diana (Right). (Photo: AP)

Recently, it was alleged Prince Charles tried to prevent a court case involving Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell, the Daily Mail reported.

It is thought he was worried the royal family might be humiliated if the case against Burrell were to go any further.

 

In 2001, police raided Burrell's home in Cheshire and found he was in possession of items belonging to Diana.

Burrell claimed the 310 items discovered, worth close to  £4.5million, were gifts from the princess.

A new biography, The Rebel Prince, reveals Burrell sent the prince a note offering to return the items if he would not be prosecuted. Investigative journalist Tom Bower’s is the author of the new book.

Legal advisers felt there was too much evidence not to prosecute, even though Charles did contemplate it, media reports reveal.

In order for there to be no prosecution, Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Prince William, who were to inherit her belongings, had to agree to it. However, Lady McCorquodale insisted that Burrell be charged, the book revealed.

As proceeding went on, there came another twist. 11 days after the trail began, the Queen had "a recollection". The trial was dropped after she remembered she gave Burrell the items to care for.

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