Paul Burrell, a former butler to the royal family, has commented on the Duchess of Sussex and said that she might run for “Governor of California.”
It would be incorrect, according to the 65-year-old who spent ten years working for the late Princess Diana, to undervalue Meghan.
Less than two years into their marriage, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they will step down as senior working royals in January 2020. They then settled into life in America.
Don’t underestimate Meghan, she’s ambitious, Burrell remarked in an interview with Slingo.
“And what if she became Governor of California and lords it over Hollywood.”
In response to Meghan and Prince Harry’s potential as a “power couple,” the former royal butler stated, “It’s not so far-fetched because they have to keep going on, they have to keep reinventing themselves because if they don’t, that brand is going to disappear, the Sussex brand will disappear.”
Burrell then cited a few other prominent actors who have run for governor, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He encouraged the pair to “do some public service,” emphasizing that “it’s time.”
Burrell commented on whether Harry and Meghan are aware of the impact they have had on people, saying, “[It’s like] somebody had the wool pulled over their eyes.”
The former royal butler then discusses Meghan and Harry’s multi-million-pound deal with Spotify, claiming that the couple “misunderstood what was expected of them.”
He maintains, however, that he feels the pair can win back the public’s trust and, despite recent setbacks, have a chance to establish a legacy in the late Princess Diana’s honor.
“I do think there is a world out there that is still fascinated by it all, by them,” he added.
Burrell said that Meghan may have the opportunity to “grow tentacles in different areas” in the future.
“Why wouldn’t someone want to take a risk with that and create something for Meghan then that would give her a foothold and a platform to launch herself into fashion?” Burrell concluded.