According to Princess Diana’s former butler, the royal family is at risk of “dying out” if they don’t take care of their excessive lifestyle.
Paul Burrell, who worked for the late Diana for over a decade until her death in 1997, believes that once the public rises up, it will be “too late” to save Britain’s monarchy.
Burrell, 65, said it was important for the family to show they were “value for money” and “relevant to the present day” in order to maintain their place in society.
“The royals must not be seen as overly excessive because I think once the public doesn’t want them there anymore, they won’t be there,” explained Burrell, who has always been vocal about his thoughts about the royals and his partnership with them Online game Slingo.
“I think it’s a dinosaur situation. I always figured if they weren’t careful they might die out,” he continued, adding that they “need to be very careful about how they spend their money and how much money comes out of the private purse” is being used by the taxpayer paid.”
“I think the royals have to lead the way, they have to show the public that they are worth their money and that they are relevant to today, very important. I hope they get the right and sound advice.”
Burrell went on to say that he believes the monarchy is “worth every penny.”
According to a royal expert, Burrell’s comments came just days after Buckingham Palace was accused of subjecting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to a “brutal reality check”.
Harry was quietly stripped of his “His Royal Highness”. his profile page last week – prompting royal expert Richard Kay to describe the move as “brutal”.
Kay added that sources close to the monarch claim the royals are furious at “continuing” attacks from the Sussexes.
“A deep bitterness lingers at the continued attacks Harry and Meghan have directed against family members through his memoir and their various television interviews,” he wrote for the daily mail.
The comments came on the heels of a recent report claiming the Princess of Wales was unwilling to forgive and forget Markle’s “ultimate betrayal”.