News Princess Diana's Former Butler Shared a Touching Never-Before-Seen Letter From Her Paul Burrell shared the handwritten note in support of Harry and Meghan. By Kimberly Truong Kimberly Truong Kim Truong is a writer focusing on news, entertainment, and culture. She is a graduate of Fordham University. Her work has appeared on The Cut, Self, Refinery29, and BBC America. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 28, 2020 @ 11:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell shared a previously unseen letter she wrote him, seemingly as a show of support for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. On Sunday, Burrell shared a photo of the late princess with her sons, William and Harry, alongside a portion of a handwritten note from her, which read, "I love my boys to death and hope that the seeds I’ve planted will grow and bring the strength, knowledge and stability that is needed." Burrell wrote on Instagram, "As Harry, Meghan and Archie embark on a new life, I am reminded of some poignant words which Princess Diana wrote to me many years ago. They are a mother’s words of unconditional love which are as appropriate today as they were when she wrote them over 24 years ago." Burrell has previously shared on Instagram, "My thoughts have been with Meghan and Harry this week as they take a huge step into a new life. I have also been thinking of Princess Diana and wondering what she would have thought. In my heart I know that she would want Harry and Meghan to be happy above all else." Burrell was formerly a footman to Queen Elizabeth as well as Princess Diana's butler, and was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in November 1997 for services to the Royal Family. Prince Harry Paid Homage to Princess Diana in His Speech About His Decision to Step Back He frequently shares his memories with the princess on his Instagram, writing in a post on her birthday, "You will never be forgotten and how sad to think that you never saw the love your boys found and the beautiful grandchildren you should have embraced. God bless you as you watch over them."