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"Why does William get three sausages?" Prince Harry felt neglected even as a child

2023-01-18T06:34:51.992Z


Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, reveals Prince Harry had to cut back as a child. It all started at breakfast with his brother William.


Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, reveals Prince Harry had to cut back as a child.

It all started at breakfast with his brother William.

London – At least since the publication of Prince Harry's biography "Reserve" ("Spare") it has been clear: Prince Harry (38) has suffered since childhood from feeling like his brother William (40) as a "substitute man".

And apparently he got the feeling of being "only" the second-born son of Charles (74) and Diana (36, † 1997), already instilled with the breakfast milk.

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Paul Burrell (64) worked as a butler for Princess Diana and Prince Charles from 1987, after their separation in 1992 Burrell continued to work for Diana and her sons William and Harry.

In an interview with

The Sun

, Burrell now reveals that Prince Harry was made to feel inferior early on.

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Even as a child, Prince Harry (centre) had to take a backseat to his older brother William (left), as Diana's former butler Paul Burrell (left) reveals (montage).

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“Once I saw the nanny give William three sausages for breakfast and Harry two,” recalls Paul Burrell.

"And Harry looked down at his plate and said how come he gets three and I only get two?" The nanny then replied, "William needs that more than you do. He'll be king one day."

That questionable reasoning did not leave Prince Harry unscathed, even if he accepted the disadvantage.

"Harry fell silent and resigned himself to it, but that was something he had to deal with, even in his own home."

Who is Paul Burrell?

From 1976 to 1987 Paul Burrell was in the service of Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022), after which he worked as a butler for Charles and Diana.

Burrell continued to act as butler to the Princess of Wales after the royal couple separated.

After Diana's death in 1997 he worked for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.

The theft charges later brought by Princess Diana's family made headlines, but the case was dropped in 2002.

Burrell is the author of the books In My Queen's Service and Time With Her, which explore his close relationship with Diana.

In 2004, Burrell came second on the British reality show "I'ma Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!", the equivalent of "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!".

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Paul Burrell, in an interview with

The Sun

, suspects that incidents of this kind constantly conveyed to Prince Harry that he only played second fiddle to his big brother Prince William in the family.

Looking back, Burrell understands what drove Harry to his scandalous biography full of explosive revelations about the royal family.

However, Princess Diana did not treat Harry as a "surrogate" for William.

"They were absolutely equal in their mother's eyes," Burrell says.

"The Princess was infatuated with them both."

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Prince Harry has tried to draw attention to himself before.

"He had to be the clown, he had to stand out," recalls Paul Burrell.

"Often times I would hear the princess call across the room, 'Shhhh, Harry, shut up.'

And I have also heard these words in the last few days.

Harry has to be quiet, he should hold his breath." Prince Harry has written his frustration in his memoirs from the soul, now he is worried that William's children Charlotte (7) and Louis (4) will end up like him.

Sources used: 

thesun.co.uk

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