Diana's Butler Cops to Lying at Inquest

'I was very naughty,' Burrell confesses on videotape
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 1:10 PM CST
Diana's Butler Cops to Lying at Inquest
Princess Diana's butler and confidant Paul Burrell, right, is driven away in a taxi after giving evidence at the coroner's inquest into the death of the late Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed at the High Court in London, Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. Princess Diana's former butler injected an element of mystery...   (Associated Press)

Princess Diana's ex-butler threw the $20-million inquest into her death "a few red herrings," "didn't tell the whole truth," and could be facing some quality time in the pokey for his trouble, reports the Sun. The British paper says it uncovered a 3-hour videotape in which Paul Burrell confesses to perjury.

Burrell brags that he didn't reveal crucial details of his conversation with Queen Elizabeth after the accident. “I was very naughty," he says. “Do you honestly think I’ve told everything I know? Of course I haven’t," Burrell says. He also claims he felt Diana's spirit in the courtroom with him as he testified. (Read more Paul Burrell stories.)

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