Princess Diana And Bulimia: Royal Butler Admits Helping Her With Eating Disorder, Shares Shocking Details

Joanne Eglash - Author

Aug. 20 2017, Updated 7:26 a.m. ET

Princess Diana and her struggle with the eating disorder bulimia have been reported for years. But now, amid the renewed surge of interest in Diana, her former butler is revealing shocking new details. Among the revelations: Princess Diana actually received help with her bulimic episodes from the butler.

Diana’s former royal butler, Paul Burrell, confessed recently that he believed Kate Middleton would never succeed in equaling Princess Diana’s reputation. Now, however, Paul is unveiling even more shocking revelations with his confession about Diana’s struggle with bulimia, according to the International Business Times.

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Providing “Gallons Of Custard” For Princess Diana

The former butler made the revelations in a new interview with Channel 5 after receiving £10,000 to dish up the most intimate details. In discussing the Princess of Wales’ eating disorder, Burrell confessed that he helped her with her bulimia by providing “gallons of custard” for Diana to consume. The butler talked with a therapist about the princess’ eating disorder. Some of that discussion is shown in the interview about Diana.

The therapist noted that the princess’ battle with bulimia was well known.

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“I know Princess Diana had an eating disorder, it was very well reported.”

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Paul responded by admitting his role in Diana’s bulimia.


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