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Yennie 11-07-2003 04:51 PM

"A Royal Duty", by Paul Burrell
 
Ive just start to read "A royal duty" and so far its good.
It has some nice pictures of the princess aswell where she looks so happy...

what do you think of it? Is it a betrayal or a loving portrait of a friend?

kittencrews 11-07-2003 05:22 PM

I just got the book and I think it is interesting... I haven't gotten far enough to make any real judgements.. but so far I like it!

sara1981 11-07-2003 10:44 PM

i got book also!

Sara Boyce

shannen26 11-17-2003 12:47 AM

a real betrayal, Lady Di was so naive, she trusted this man.... she gave away to him all her secrets, she should have never done, was she never told a person does anything to get money, he got lots of money out of her trust in him , she is not here to defend herself , no1 in her family does it but her own 2 sons.

sara1981 11-17-2003 01:30 AM

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Originally posted by shannen26@Nov 16th, 2003 - 11:47 pm
a real betrayal, Lady Di was so naive, she trusted this man.... she gave away to him all her secrets, she should have never done, was she never told a person does anything to get money, he got lots of money out of her trust in him , she is not here to defend herself , no1 in her family does it but her own 2 sons.
not my problems!

Diana wanted trusted him since she called him as 'rock' because she hired him til Diana's death in 1997 but Diana got rid of staff!

Sara Boyce

Cherry_Jubilee_Alibi 11-17-2003 10:47 PM

A slight improvement from other royal books I've read. I think that Burrell genuinely cares for Diana. :innocent:

Binny 11-17-2003 11:33 PM

I haven't read it, but I'm inclined to agree with Cherry_Jubilee.

I think he really does love and care about her, and (rightly or wrongly) feels he's standing up for her.

Have seen him on Larry King a couple of times, and he has seemed sincere...

Yennie 11-18-2003 02:48 PM

I think he cared and loved her deeply. He isnt telling it all and its nice to read a book by someone who actually knew Diana.

Yennie 11-18-2003 02:59 PM

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Yennie 11-18-2003 03:06 PM

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Diana and the boys at the Bristol Zoo

Yennie 11-18-2003 03:13 PM

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in the air

Binny 11-18-2003 07:41 PM

They're nice photos. Thanks Yennie!

wlb825 11-19-2003 12:27 PM

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I like the pictures too.. I haven't read the book yet.... but could someone tell me how much did it cost? in $ thank you.
In the new Royalty magazine comes with Diana I haven't read the article but It also talks about the book.

Yennie 11-19-2003 01:20 PM

I cant remember how much the book costs, but you can check on amazon.com.
I think they have the price in us. dollars

wlb825 11-19-2003 01:32 PM

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Thank you it's about $15.00 -$25.00 Amazon has it at $15.00
I guess is time to read. :P

CD. 11-22-2003 12:49 AM

I have read the book and I have to say it was a nice of Paul to write in such glowing terms of Diana. After reading it I would have to say no it is not a betrayal but answers alot of questions, esp about the gossip surounding his trial.

Binny 12-02-2003 11:30 PM

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Burrell still hopes for royal meeting - 2 December 2003


Paul Burrell said he had not been in contact with the princes for six years

The former royal butler Paul Burrell has said he hopes to meet Princes William and Harry before Christmas.

Giving a public talk about his controversial book, A Royal Duty, in Wrexham, he said he would never have written about Princess Diana if he had received a single telephone call from either of her sons, and he wanted to explain himself to them.

The princes have been critical of the book and accuse Mr Burrell of betraying their mother.

But he said he did not understand why they felt like this, adding that he had let the reader "peep inside the doorway, but I haven't let you into the room".

Mr Burrell, who runs a flower shop in Holt, north Wales, gave his only UK public talk about his book at Wrexham Library on Monday evening.

The book includes intimate letters sent to Princess Diana while Mr Burrell was her butler.

He said that if you had witnessed history, you had a responsibility to write about it.

He added that he hoped to tell Princes William and Harry what he had left out of the bestseller when he met them.

Mr Burrell said he was dissapointed the princes did nothing to help him when he was wrongly accused of stealing some of Princess Diana's possessions.
Paul Burrell said Princess Diana is "smiling down on him"

He has not had any contact with them for six years and all his letters have been returned.

Mr Burrell insisted he had "personally thought" about every page he had written.

"I wrote it and thought of it as a loving tribute to the Princess and nothing else," he said.

"I haven't shared intimate secrets, they'll go with me to the grave."

Currently on a world book tour, he said it was important for him to give the talk in Wrexham, which he described as his "own backyard".

With his wife Maria and son Alexander sitting in the audience of 150 people, he talked about his life as footman to the Queen and later as Princess Diana's butler.

He said he does not know what the future holds but it is a "very interesting time".

He added that he had received "tremendous support" from the Princess's friends, and he believed that Diana was "smiling down" on him.

sara1981 12-02-2003 11:38 PM

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Originally posted by Binny@Dec 2nd, 2003 - 10:30 pm
Burrell still hopes for royal meeting - 2 December 2003


Paul Burrell said he had not been in contact with the princes for six years

The former royal butler Paul Burrell has said he hopes to meet Princes William and Harry before Christmas.

Giving a public talk about his controversial book, A Royal Duty, in Wrexham, he said he would never have written about Princess Diana if he had received a single telephone call from either of her sons, and he wanted to explain himself to them.

The princes have been critical of the book and accuse Mr Burrell of betraying their mother.

But he said he did not understand why they felt like this, adding that he had let the reader "peep inside the doorway, but I haven't let you into the room".

Mr Burrell, who runs a flower shop in Holt, north Wales, gave his only UK public talk about his book at Wrexham Library on Monday evening.

The book includes intimate letters sent to Princess Diana while Mr Burrell was her butler.

He said that if you had witnessed history, you had a responsibility to write about it.

He added that he hoped to tell Princes William and Harry what he had left out of the bestseller when he met them.

Mr Burrell said he was dissapointed the princes did nothing to help him when he was wrongly accused of stealing some of Princess Diana's possessions.
Paul Burrell said Princess Diana is "smiling down on him"

He has not had any contact with them for six years and all his letters have been returned.

Mr Burrell insisted he had "personally thought" about every page he had written.

"I wrote it and thought of it as a loving tribute to the Princess and nothing else," he said.

"I haven't shared intimate secrets, they'll go with me to the grave."

Currently on a world book tour, he said it was important for him to give the talk in Wrexham, which he described as his "own backyard".

With his wife Maria and son Alexander sitting in the audience of 150 people, he talked about his life as footman to the Queen and later as Princess Diana's butler.

He said he does not know what the future holds but it is a "very interesting time".

He added that he had received "tremendous support" from the Princess's friends, and he believed that Diana was "smiling down" on him.

if William and Harry said SO!

both brothers dont wanted heard of new book about his death mother!

I think Paul Burrell wanted as little chat about Diana in the book but Wills would attack again like in 2000 when he told reporter three years ago about "Shadow Princess" if Wills would fires Burrell for book! like that! that fair and games! Wills knew it! because he dont wanted heard Paul's new book like that!

Sara Boyce

royal_sophietje 12-10-2003 03:34 PM

It's just released overhere, so I will buy it, read it and give my comments later. From what I have heard from others who have read the English version, it's not that scandal book they had expected of it after the commotion.

Gabriella 12-10-2003 06:34 PM

I think that even if he truly did care for her, he should not have betrayed her trust in this manner. Especially since it did hurt her sons the way that it did. That in itself is the ultimate betrayal. Diana loved and protected her sons more than anything, just like any mother. Personally, I think that he is a bit of a gold digger that does whatever possible to keep his name in the public eye and loves all of the attention that he has received. What a shame.


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