Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invited six-hundred friends and family to join them on their wedding day, but one person who didn’t make the guest list was Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell. Radar Online is reporting that cameras caught Burrell trying to get into a private area in Windsor on Saturday, but security ejected the former trusted aide.
Burrell infamously wrote a book about the People’s Princess and is now a media pundit, but the 59-year-old did not have the correct credentials to enter the wedding or reception.
Earlier this week, the former cast member of the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! said that Princess Diana would be with Harry and Meghan “in spirit” when they exchanged vows.
There was a time when Burrell was so important to Princess Diana that she called him her “rock.” But, after her death, he made millions by writing two tell-all books about the beloved royal, and Prince William and Prince Harry saw his actions as a betrayal of their mother.
Essentially, he sold out Princess Diana and decided to cash in on the time he spent serving the royal family. Last year, during an interview on Britain’s Channel 5 show In Therapy, he admitted that he aided Diana’s bulimia by having the chef prepare her food that she could easily throw up. He received $13,000 for his appearance on the show.
So, it isn’t a shock that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t invite Burrell to their nuptials. But, it is a little odd that Burrell thought he would be able to join the couple on their big day.
After millions of people around the world watched their wedding ceremony and horse-drawn carriage ride through Windsor, Harry and Meghan enjoyed a lunch reception with the Queen and all of their guests at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle.
Everyone who fans saw at the wedding – including George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra, and Serena Williams – were part of the daytime lunch reception, and they enjoyed the lemon elderflower wedding cake from London’s Violet Bakery, as well as hor d’oeuvres like grilled English asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian ham and heritage tomato and basil tartare with balsamic pearls.
The bride, groom, family, and friends also feasted on 10-hour slow-roasted Windsor pork belly with apple compote and morel mushrooms at the first reception. Then, later in the evening, 200 of their closest family and friends attended a second, private reception hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s closest friends and family are spilling details about the royal reception, while the couple has yet to comment.