Over the course of 21 years , Paul Burrell rose from member of the Royal household staff t o personal attendant to the Queen of England a nd then butler to the Prince and Princess of Wales. Ultimately, he became the trusted personal assistant and confidante to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
In 2003, he published his autobiography , A Royal Duty , which included his personal account of his Royal service and his close friendship with the late princess, who was arguably one of the world’s most popular
and beloved public figures. This book was a London and New York Times number 1 best seller a nd sold in excess of 3 million copies worldwide. His next book, The Way We Were – Remembering Diana , was also a best seller throughout the world.
“During my 21 years of service to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Prince and Princess of Wales, I have been fortunate to witness the ultimate in stylish and elegant entertaining.. My memories of such events have led me to want to share my experiences,”
In 1987, Paul Burrell was asked by the Prince and Princess of Wales to join their household at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.
As recognition of his service to the Royal Family, Paul Burrell was decorated by the Queen with the Royal Victorian Medal at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in November of 1997.
Today, Paul Burrell resides in Farndon, Cheshire where he runs his flower shop and in his leisure time, paints watercolours. As a unique witness to Royal history, he is regularly asked to participate in TV and film documentaries. Having known personally almost every member of the current British Royal family, his credible insight is much sought after. As a TV correspondent, Paul has provided commentary for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen and for the wedding of P rince William and Kate Middleton . Paul worked as a consultant and contributor to an ABC documentary for US television in 2017, he makes regular media appearances and works with shows including ITV 1’s Lorraine in the UK.
2018 saw Paul enter the African jungle as part of 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' Australia.