Princess Diana's Butler, Paul Burrell, Says Meghan Markle "Speaks Her Mind" and Isn't a "Yes Person"

Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, discussed Meghan Markle's independent personality. He also weighed in on rumors of a feud between her and Kate Middleton.

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Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) is unapologetically herself—something that has made her a breath of fresh air in the British monarchy. The former actress has been reshaping what it means to be a royal since her engagement to Prince Harry (opens in new tab) in November 2017, and royal experts can see the impact she's having on The Firm.

In an interview with Us WeeklyPrincess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell (opens in new tab), weighed in on his impressions of Meghan (opens in new tab).

"I have no doubt that Meghan is not a ‘yes’ person," Burrell said. "[She] speaks her mind and voices her opinions as an American woman of today would and should."

Burrell, who is a bonafide expert in royal ~drama~, also offered his two cents about those rumors of a feud (opens in new tab) between Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton (opens in new tab).

"They are different women with different roles from different cultures," Burrell said. "Kate knows that Meghan is no threat to her, and Meghan is mature enough to realize that her role is vastly different to Kate’s."

Well said.

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