Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will consider moving to the US for fear that & # 39; history is repeating & # 39 ;, Princess Diana 's ex-butler claims.
Paul Burrell said he fully expected the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to buy a home in the United States in an attempt to escape the attention of the British press.
The former royal servant said that media coverage reminded him of that of Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
He also claimed that the couple would like to set up a base in the land of Meghan & # 39; s birth, because she & # 39; wants to raise her children as semi-American & # 39 ;.
Burrell claimed that Diana herself had sought a move to California before her death.
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Princess Diana (photo left, with son Harry in 1987) was planning to move to the US to escape the attention of the British press, her former butler Paul Burrell claimed (pictured right)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would consider setting up second base in the US and will use their upcoming trip to California to test a move
He told Fox news: & # 39; Ironically, we had plans for a house on the west coast of America in Malibu.
& # 39; It used to be owned by Blake Edwards and (his wife) Julie Andrews. We had plans for that house and we dedicated the rooms to William and Harry and the princess.
& # 39; Myself and my wife and the children were going to live above the house. So her future turned to America. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; I really believe Meghan wants to raise her children as a half-American, so they will need a place (there). & # 39;
Earlier this week, it was claimed that Harry and Meghan preferred a state relocation that would allow them to spend much of the year in the country.
The Sussexes are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan & # 39; s mother Doria Ragland as part of a six-week break from royal duties.
Next month's journey, Baby Archie's first visit to the United States, comes after Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, expressed their desire to leave the UK last week.
Next month's journey, Baby Archie's first visit to the United States, comes after Harry, 35 and Meghan, 38, expressed their desire to leave the UK last week
In a bomb ITV documentary last week, Harry and Meghan admitted that they were struggling with media attention, but in some circles were faced with criticism of their controversial views on the public control they encountered.
In a candid interview, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged that there had been deeper tensions between him and William, after months of speculation about the state of the brothers' relationship.
He made the comments in a TV documentary broadcast last night, where he also attacked the press because of the public investigation he and his wife Meghan Markle experienced.
Harry said: & # 39; I am not being bullied to play a game that killed my mother. & # 39;
The extraordinary attack on the media comes after he and Meghan have taken legal action against various British newspapers.
Meghan admitted he felt vulnerable and talked about the difficulty of dealing with intense tabloid interest and said: “It is not enough to survive, that is not the purpose of life. You must thrive. & # 39;
The Sussexes are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan & # 39; s mother Doria Ragland (photo right) as part of a six-week break of royal duties
Burrell said he had watched the documentary and thought, "My goodness, is history repeating itself?"
& # 39; I walked through the mine fields (in Africa) with the princess, as Harry did, and I saw Diana in Harry doing exactly the same thing.
& # 39; The only thing they are trying to do is shine a light on the plight of people in remote places who have no voice. So I see history repeating itself.
& # 39; Do we really want to pursue two people on the same path (like Diana)? & # 39;
During the program, Harry described South Africa as & # 39; a great place to base our & # 39 ;, leading to fears that he might consider leaving the royal family.
Burrell said that Diana had also thought about moving her children William and Harry to the country because her brother Charles Spencer had an estate there, but she couldn't find a suitable home and there were security issues.
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