British Royal Family

Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell set to remarry Graham Cooper

Six months after splitting from his wife, the famous royal butler will marry lawyer Graham Hooper in April.

By Bella Brennan
Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, has reportedly revealed he is gay and plans to marry his partner next month.
According to The Sun the 57-year-old, who works as a florist in Cheshire, will wed 58-year-old Graham in April.
“I can confirm their forthcoming marriage," a spokesperson for Burrell explained to The Sun.
Paul, who worked for the Princess of Wales from 1987 until her death ten years later, was married to Maria Cosgrove from 1983 until they called time on their marriage six months ago.
However some reports claim he'd been living apart from his wife of 32 years for some time.
Paul and Maria share two sons, Nick and Alex.
The Sun reports the reality star recently told his children and friends about his clandestine romance with his former business partner.
“Paul’s friends and family all know but for a long time he kept it a closely guarded secret," an insider claims.
“He did share it with Diana while he worked with her because they were so close. But at the time she was the only woman he felt he could tell.”
Paul and Maria met through their work with the Royal Family.
Since Diana's death in 1997, Paul has muddied his ties with the Royal Family after doing several explosive interviews about the late Princess.
In 2002, he was charged with theft over Princess Diana's property but the case was dropped.
During a stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2004, he labelled his one-time boss "lonely" and "desperate."
He also released a memoir in 2003 called A Royal Duty, which lifted the lid on life behind the palace gates.
The disgraced former butler worked for Princess Diana for ten years.