Paul Burrell says Prince Philip was a ‘no-nonsense man’ but was ‘always considerate’ of the Queen

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Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell remembers Prince Philip as a ‘practical, no-nonsense man who suffered no fools’ but was ‘always attentive’ to the Queen

  • Former Royal Household servant Paul Burrell spoke today of the late Prince Philip
  • Today the Duke of Edinburgh said of ‘didn’t like fuss’ or ‘pomp and circumstance’
  • Described royal as a ‘very practical man’ who could make grown men tremble
  • Says he ‘always knew the direction, what he wanted to do and wanted to achieve’

Paul Burrell has described Prince Philip as a “practical, no-nonsense man who suffered no fools,” but insisted he was “always considerate” of the Queen.

The former Royal Household servant admitted that the Duke of Edinburgh could be ‘very gruff’ and that his actual approach could leave ‘grown men in tears’.

Appearing to Lorraine today, he revealed that while he could be assertive when it came to ‘what he wanted to do and achieve, he was’ a gentleman’ when it came to Her Majesty.

Reflecting on how the queen will feel after her husband’s death, Paul, 62, said the monarch “ lost the captain of her ship, ” and Philip privately ran Windsor’s home.

Paul Burrell has described Prince Philip as a “practical, no-nonsense man who suffered no fools,” but insisted he was “always considerate” of the Queen. In the photo the Duke who attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018

He appeared in Lorraine today and revealed that while he could be assertive when it came to 'what he wanted', Philip was always a 'gentleman' when it came to the Queen

He appeared in Lorraine today and revealed that while he could be assertive when it came to 'what he wanted', Philip was always a 'gentleman' when it came to the Queen

He appeared in Lorraine today and revealed that while he could be assertive when it came to ‘what he wanted’, Philip was always a ‘gentleman’ when it came to the Queen

“He was a very practical, no-nonsense man and sometimes very gruff,” said Paul, “and sometimes he scared me that the living day would slip out of me.

‘He was very aggressive and very vocal at times, I have seen grown men come out of his room in tears. Prince Philip always knew the direction, what he wanted to do and achieve. ‘

Speaking of the Queen’s relationship with the Duke, he said that although Philip did not like the ‘pomp and circumstance’ surrounding Her Majesty, he always put her first.

“He was a very practical man,” said Paul, “he didn’t suffer from fools, he didn’t like the fuss. He didn’t like all the pomp and circumstance around the queen, but put up with it, because that’s what she did.

He called Philip a “practical, no-nonsense man who suffered no fools,” but insisted that he had “always been attentive” to the queen. Her Majesty is depicted with the Duke of Edinburgh in 2007

Prince Philip was always attentive to the queen, he was a gentleman to the queen, he mixed her favorite martini in her sitting room at night and took her a glass while she got dressed.

“They spent a lot of time together.”

He revealed how the monarch always “kept calm” and recalled one time when Philip lost his temper in the queen’s sitting room because Her Majesty’s corgis blocked the door.

“She was always calm,” said Paul, “he was the one who was gone like a volcano, I remember standing in the Queen’s sitting room once, trying to open the bedroom door.

Speaking of the Queen's relationship with the Duke, he said that although Philip did not like the 'pomp and circumstance' surrounding Her Majesty, he always put her first.

Speaking of the Queen's relationship with the Duke, he said that although Philip did not like the 'pomp and circumstance' surrounding Her Majesty, he always put her first.

Speaking of the Queen’s relationship with the Duke, he said that although Philip did not like the ‘pomp and circumstance’ surrounding Her Majesty, he always put her first.

“The corgis were fast asleep like doorstops and he couldn’t get through and he cursed and screamed and said” I don’t know why you have so many f **** dogs! “.

And she looked at him calmly and said, “But honey, they are so collectible.”

The Queen announced with ‘deep grief’ on Friday the death of her husband at the age of 99, her ‘strength and guide’ throughout their 73-year marriage and her 69-year reign.

Speaking of her loss, Paul added, ‘She has lost the captain of her ship, Prince Philip was the CEO of the Windsor house, he was her wingman.

And private, the boss. He directed everything, of course he always thought of the queen first. ‘

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