Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s close ally for ten years, says the bond between the Queen and Prince Harry is unbreakable – and laughter will ease any tension over the return of Sussex’s platinum jubilee
Video not available
Prince Harry will return to the UK with his “tail between his legs” and his family will be careful around him, claims Princess Diana’s former butler.
But he is sure to receive a warm welcome from the Queen as Paul Burrell believes Her Majesty has not wavered in her support of her grandson despite the devastation of his departure from the royal family.
He said OK! magazine that the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be difficult for both the Duke and his wife Meghan Markle.
But she won’t erect barriers, and the former palace maid believes laughter will ultimately ease any fear during her journey.
The outspoken couple have been critical of the establishment and the family’s way of life since moving to the United States two years ago.
That, says Mr. Burrell, will not spoil the celebrations.
“She loves Harry,” says the ex-butler. “She never refuses to take his calls when he rings and she always has a chat with him. Harry makes her laugh.
“He’s fun and not as serious as William. He can crack a joke in front of her and she will laugh.
“But – there’s a big but. Harry is warm and fun to be with, but the family will be careful around him.”
He added: “I think he’s going to come back to this country with his tail between his legs.
“But his brother will put his arms around him and say, ‘Welcome home, Harry’.”
It comes as royal author Howard Hodgson claims Meghan doesn’t want to fully mend the rift.
“I don’t think Meghan wants it fixed because if it were fixed that could make Harry want to come back and play his role,” he said The sun.
“In a way, Prince Charles doesn’t want a focus in that direction, he wants a straight forward focus on himself, William, George.
“No one wants a repeat of what happened on the rather extraordinary Commonwealth Day when the Cambridges and Sussexes were actually hostile to each other.
“Nothing like that will happen now. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are special gestures to make them feel welcome.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sheepish-prince-harry-return-with-27110628 Embarrassed Prince Harry returns "with his tail between his legs," claims Diana's ex-butler