Paul Burrell loses flower power

Princess Diana’s former butler is set to sever ties with his flower shop in the UK.

Paul Burrell – who worked for the princess for 10 years until her death in 1997 – has his name above the store in the Cheshire village of Farndon, where he previously lived with wife Maria and their children.

However, since moving to the US Burrell has spent less time there and has decided he no longer wants to be associated with the shop.

A source told the Daily Express: “Paul used to be very hands on and could regularly be seen behind the counter. But since he decided to start a new life in America, it’s been left to Maria and other family members to run the place.

“When Paul first launched the business his name was considered a real commercial asset. This obviously isn’t the case any more in the UK so it makes sense for the name of the shop to be changed.”

It was recently revealed Burrell would not be investigated on allegations he committed perjury during the inquest into Diana’s death.

He was due to be investigated by the Metropolitan Police after they received a complaint last month that Burrell had not been telling the truth during the inquest of Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris, France, in 1997.

However, the police said they will now not be pursuing the investigation after reviewing the evidence and consulting the Crown Prosecution Service and Lord Justice Scott Baker, who presided over the inquest.