KATE Middleton “has the love and support of the Royal Family – unlike Princess Diana”, according to the Princess of Wales’ former butler.
Paul Burrell has called the Duchess of Cambridge a “lucky woman” in comparison to her late mother-in-law.
According to the Express, Paul made the claim in Amazon Prime documentary The Diana Story.
He said: “Kate’s a very lucky woman because she has something which Diana never had,” adding that she has “the love and support of the Royal Family”.
He continued: “With that strength behind her, she can go the distance. She can go all the way. She doesn’t need anything else.”
Speaking of Kate and Prince William’s daughter Princess Charlotte, Paul claimed: “Diana always wanted a girl.”
As well as being Diana’s butler, Paul, 60, served as a footman for the Queen.
He began his royal career when he was 18, inspired to work for the monarchy after a childhood visit to Buckingham Palace from his coal-mining hometown of Grassmore, Derbyshire.
He became a close confidante of Diana, who once described him as “her rock”.
Earlier this month, Paul urged Meghan Markle to become close friends with Her Majesty.
On Channel 5 documentary Kate v Meghan: Princesses at War?, he told Meghan to “stay close to Harry and get to know his granny. She’s the one that matters most.”
He added: “Buckingham Palace… it’s like Downton [Abbey] on speed. They like things to stay the same.”
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