Paul Burrell says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ought to have sent a staff member to look after 'unruly' Thomas Markle
Burrell even made a statement that the royal family does not have a protocol for those marrying into the family, and he thinks that they should have more done to protect Thomas.
Paul Burrell, who was Princess Diana's former butler, has made a claim saying Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, should have sent a member of their staff to look into Meghan's "unruly' father", Thomas Markle, in the lead up to the wedding. Burrell even made a statement that the royal family does not have a protocol for those marrying into the family, and he thinks that they should have more done to protect Thomas. The 74-year-old former lighting director has never met Prince Harry, and he has not seen his daughter since he pulled out of attending their wedding in May, citing health reasons.
The royal couple has recently been criticized by a lot of people for failing to "put a leash" on Thomas, and one among those people was Burrell, who had previously also served as a footman to the Queen. "There’s no protocol for people marrying into the family," he said on Good Morning Britain, reports the Daily Mail. "What they should have done was send someone to look after him. Now it’s all a mess. He’s become an unruly parent. If you marry into this family you’re pushed into the deep end and told to survive. Thankfully Meghan and Kate had people beside them who will look after and defend them."
As per reports, Kensington Palace officials were deliberately kept in the dark about Burrell's TV interview so that there would be no opportunity for him to not take part. Burrell himself has been accused of cashing in on his time spent serving the royal family after he released a book in 2003. In his interview for Yahoo News last week, he added: "Poor Thomas Markle doesn't know how to behave, he is lost. I think the best thing he could do is stay quiet and try and reach out to his daughter. Somebody has to fix it. Before it gets more broken. Thankfully Meghan's mother has survived with dignity and style and that's the way forward."
As previously reported, the Duchess is still anxious about what her father might do - or even say - next. The tiff between her and her verbally problematic father has been a hot topic shared by countless sources, insiders and publications ever since the date of her wedding to Prince Harry was announced. “She is still anxious wondering if this will go on forever,” a source shared with Us Weekly. “She’s worrying about when it will stop, or if it even will.” From bashing the Royal family publicly to calling his daughter's in-laws “cult-like” and “like Scientologists or the Stepford family” earlier this month - Thomas has been ruthless beyond just petty.
Burrell is not the only one to think that Thomas should have been guided properly. Earlier in August, Princess Diana's former bodyguard Ken Wharfe, 69, said that Harry's behavior has harmed the Royal Family's reputation. Wharfe also said that more should have been done to help Thomas, who he claims has been "left on his own."