Paul Burrell, the former butler of Britain's late Princess Diana, has launched a scathing attack on the royal family. The 48-year-old ex-servant's rant included a damning interpretation of Prince Harry's impending posting to war-torn Iraq, which he branded a publicity stunt.
Burrell told an undercover investigator for Britain's News of the World newspaper posing as a businessman: "Harry is a wild card - a liability. It's going to cost the taxpayers a lot to keep him safe in Iraq. It's just a PR exercise - because when he comes home he'll be a hero.
"He's off to war, to fight for queen and country, he's in the armed forces and has to go. But he won't be on the front line. They'll take great care of him. The queen will say, 'Fine, let him go but keep him somewhere safe.' Actually they'll have to be very, very careful. He'll be more difficult to guard there than he is at home."
The former "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here" contestant also compared Prince Charles' new wife Camilla to a horse.
He said of Charles: "Well he likes horses! I'm saying she runs in the 3.30 at Kempton! Camilla's not attractive, but then he was never looking for the physical presence of a beautiful woman. He wanted someone that would look after him.
"Would you cross over the road to see Camilla? She's not one of the most attractive of women. And I'm being kind!"
Burrell also accused Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, of "pimping" out her young daughters - Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
He said of the red-headed duchess: "This is a strange woman. She has a reputation of pimping her daughters into social situations which isn't very helpful. They're princesses, and they're royal - and she is not.
"Sarah was a farmer's daughter, brought into the royal family, like a little girl brought into a sweet shop and told she could have anything she wanted. And she did. She had everything, the lot. Abused everything and gorged herself. I saw it. She's a lady that has her finger on the self-destruct button and she just keeps pressing it. She can't help it."
The aspiring businessman and writer of several 'tell-all' books about Diana also claimed the princess' lover Dodi Al Fayed - who was killed with the princess in a Paris car crash in 1997 - was a cocaine addict.
He said: "When Diana and Dodi were on the Al Fayed yacht she called me and said: 'Dodi keeps going into the bathroom and locks the door. What's he doing in there?' I told her, 'You know what he's doing.' She was naive. She didn't do drugs."