Princess Diana would have ‘banged Harry and William’s heads together’ to stop feud

It was very close to Princess Diana that her sons were close to each other, her former butler has said (Image: UK Press via Getty Images)

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Princess Diana would have found a way to mend her sons' relationship if she were still alive, according to her former butler.

Paul Burrell, a Royal Household servant in the 80s and 90s, has weighed in on the apparent feud between Prince Harry and William.

According to the 62-year-old their mum would have found a way to smooth over the brothers' difficulties.

The brothers, who were close in childhood, have grown distant in recent years with tensions over Prince Harry's marriage and decision to leave the Royal Family.

“If their mother was here today, she would bring them back together," he said on True Royalty TV’s weekly programme The Royal Beat.

"She would bang their heads together and say: ‘Don’t be so silly you’re my sons, you’re both equal’.

"It was very important to her that they stayed close.”

Prince Harry and William have reportedly grown apart in recent years
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Rumours have been circulating for several years regarding a feud between Harry and William.

According to royal sources the younger brother "went ballistic" at William in December 2018, accusing him of trying to damage his relationship with Meghan.

The following year Harry essentially confirmed that there was some bad blood between the brothers in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

Former royal butler Paul Burrell claimed Diana would have sorted out the rift
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"But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers," he said.

"And we’re certainly on different paths at the moment, but I’ll always be there for him, as I know he’ll always be there for me.”

Since Harry and Meghan stepped back from their royal duties and moved to North America, the Dukes have had little in person time to patch up any differences they may have.

The brothers' relationship has been under close scrutiny in recent years
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In the interview Mr Burrell went on to speak about Martin Bashir, the BBC journalist whose methods have been questioned this week.

Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, claims he was shown "false bank statements" by Mr Bashir which were used to help gain access to his sister for the interview.

Recalling his time working with the Princess when she did the Panorama interview 25 years ago this month, Mr Burrell said: “Martin was a little fish at the BBC. She wanted to help him.

Questions have been raised about the Panorama interview Diana gave 25 years ago
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"She got to know him, she liked him, and she wanted to help him up the ladder.

"She wanted to give him this opportunity to help himself and I believe that she would have done this interview anyway regardless of the fake documents, because she wanted her story to come out ….

"She wanted the world to know that Charles had had an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and she had to put up with it; she was meant to put up with it and she was told to put up with it.”

This episode of The Royal Beat will be available on Saturday 14 November on True Royalty TV.