'Mummy only wants me to get into the best restaurants': Paul Burrell reveals the full extent of Princess Diana's strained relationship with her mother which 'triggered her anorexia'

Mail Online | 8/31/1997 | Rebecca Davison for MailOnline
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He's currently starring in the Australian version of I'm A Celebrity, where he has been keeping fans entertained with his stories about the British Royal Family.

And Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, 59, has revealed the full extent of her troubled relationship with her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, who passed away in 2004.

Wednesday - Night - Show - Paul - 'Diana

On Wednesday night's show, Paul said: 'Diana's mother married Peter Shand Kydd, the wallpaper tycoon.

'And Diana always thought it was her fault that mummy had left home. She blamed herself. That's where her anorexia started.

'She - Life - Gig - Mother - Walk

'She suffered with it all her life. She punished herself. It's a tough gig, to have her mother walk. She came back into her life later.'

Paul was asked by some of the other contestants if she ever forgave her mother.

Mother - Restaurant - Tables - London - Wimbledon

'Yeah. But she said, "My mother only wants me to go to the best restaurant tables in London and to go to Wimbledon."

'Wow... I thought, "Holy, should you be telling me this? But do go on".'

Paul - Diana - Mother - Kind - Person

Paul also said of Diana's mother, 'She wasn't a very kind person. Not very motherly.

'No, Diana was a daughter that came very late and she left her husband and Earl Spencer and went to Australia.'

Months - Princess - Death - Pair - Speaking

In the months leading up to the Princess's death, the pair were tragically not on speaking terms.

When Diana died, staunch catholic Frances turned to her faith for solace when forced to grieve in the glare of a media frenzy as millions mourned the Princess.

ITV1 - My - Favourite - Hymns - Mrs

On ITV1's My Favourite Hymns, which was broadcast in 2002, Mrs Shand Kydd said that after learning of Diana's death in the early hours of August 31, 1997, she had been forced to grieve alone.

She said: 'I spent the night packing...
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