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'She'll learn': Diana's 'rock' Paul Burrell says Meghan Markle made a 'mistake' speaking about Prince Harry romance

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Megan Markle made headlines when she confirmed herself and Prince Harry were "two people who are happy and in love" , in an interview with Vanity Fair.

And while many fans of the Royals and the actress were delighted to learn a bit more about the romance between the Suits star and the fourth in line to the throne, others have warned her that it was a mistake.

Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's supposed rock, is one of those and he has now given his opinion on the matter, with the 59-year-old ex-butler warning the Californian beauty that she may have made a "mistake" opening up about her personal life. 

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His comments come after a number of Royal watchers have said they felt she'd made a poor choice regarding speaking out about the romance after Harry took the unusual move when he asked the media to respect his girlfriend's privacy last year.

Speaking from his own experience on the matter of Royal relationships and privacy, Paul - Diana's man servant for 10 years - said he feared she'd talked about her romance too soon.

"Meghan is in a position where she can't win, and she'll learn that soon," he told Closer magazine. "Maybe it was a mistake for her to speak out so early." 

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He explained that he thought she would find it hard to keep her privacy after speaking about it, as there would be even more demand for details.

"People are so desperate to learn more about her, but if you open the door a tiny bit to your life, it's hard to close it," he said, before issuing her a warning.

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"Diana said the media was like a wild animal that she tried to tame but would always bite off her hand, and Meghan will learn that too."

He went on to say that while it was nice to see both Harry and his brother William were being more open with their private lives, the Duke of Cambridge's wife has "never put a foot wrong".

His comments come after Meghan spoke to the famed US society magazine. In the interview she referred to HRH Harry as her "boyfriend", and gushed over their relationship.

Elaborating on their romance, she said: "I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us.

It's part of what makes it so special, that it's just ours. But we're happy. Personally, I love a great love story."

The pair have been officially dating since last October and are thought to have started seeing each other in June 2016.


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