Paul Burrell has suggested that Prince William and Harry’s ongoing feud can be mended by Kate Middleton as she acts as a “peacekeeper” between the brothers.
Princess Diana’s former butler appeared on Good Morning Britain as he discussed with fellow guest and royal biographer Angela Levin as to whether the unveiling of Diana’s statue could bring the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex together again.
“If this poignant day doesn’t do it then nothing will,” Paul told hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray. “If they stand there in front of their mother’s image and think about what she would have wanted, they would know the answer.”
Paul said that he believes that “Kate holds the key” to their reconciliation.
“I think she is the peacekeeper,” he said. “She is standing between the boys and knows that they’re both hurting.
“Kate has witnessed this first hand, she knows that William wants it to work out.”
Explaining that it was Harry’s job to look after William when he became king, Paul added: “I think there will be a role for Harry in the future when William becomes king.”
But Angela was less positive as she said: “In theory, I think everyone would love that to happen but in practise that’s not going to happen.”
Claiming that Harry is “fed up with being the spare”, she said: “He’s established himself as the voice and feeling of his mother.”
Angela also suggested that Harry’s speech about his mother “was all written with Meghan’s help.”
She continued: “He wants everyone to think that he is the important one… Harry wants to crush the royal family and he’s been very, very unkind.”
Stunned, host Adil hit back and responded: “I don’t think he’s crushing the royal family, that seems a bit harsh.”
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV