Meghan ‘had no idea what she was getting into' when she married into royal family, says Diana's butler

During an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain', Paul Burrell told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that "nobody can understand that world. It’s a very strange world."


                            Meghan ‘had no idea what she was getting into' when she married into royal family, says Diana's butler
Paul Burrell; Harry and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

Meghan Markle had no clue what she was in for when she married Prince Harry and became a senior member of the royal family, Princess Diana's former butler has said.

“Nobody can understand that world. It’s a very strange world,” Paul Burrell told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain on Monday. “That is a very strange family to marry into."

During an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain' on Monday, Burrell told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that "nobody can understand that world. It’s a very strange world." “That is a very strange family to marry into," Burrell explained. “Harry is sixth in line to the throne, he’s not going to make a huge difference to monarchy."

“There isn’t a great deal of space for Harry and Meghan so they’re really looking forward to the future," he added.

Former Royal Butler Paul Burrell launches his book 'Royal Duty' and signs copies at the Town House Hotel December 13, 2003 in Kildare, Ireland. (Getty Images)

This comes just days after the Queen issued her statement on Harry and Meghan's desire to step down as senior royals and spend their time between Britain and Canada.

"Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved members of my family," she said.

"I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life," the 93-year-old monarch said. "I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.

"It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life," she added.

Burrell defended the couple when Morgan pressed him by saying that they chose out as they simply “don’t want to do the boring stuff” that comes with being senior royals.

According to Burrell, it is difficult for outsiders to fully comprehend the magnanimity of marrying into the royal family.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Getty Images)

“It’s very difficult for the outside world to understand what it’s like to live in a palace,” he said. “You don’t just marry one person, you marry the whole family.”

“She had no idea what she was getting herself into, nobody can,” Burrell added, before Morgan interjected. “Oh come off it, she’s a 35-year-old divorcee she knew what she was getting into,” Morgan fired back.

Burrell went on to detail similar instances faced by Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles. He revealed that he had recently come across a note Diana had written to him before her untimely death, saying Harry and Meghan could glean inspiration from the same as they embarked on a new chapter of their lives.

“I saw recently a letter which she wrote to me,” he said. “She wrote to me about her future and she said, ‘I would look up and live and laugh and love,’ and I think they're poignant words to send to Harry and Meghan.”

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