Princess Diana wouldn’t be upset about Megxit because she was ‘not a royalist’, claims designer Paul Costelloe who worked alongside her for 15 years
- Paul Costelloe, 74, from Dublin, began working for Diana after they met in 1982
- Irish designer reflected on friendship with the Princess at London Fashion Week
- He explained as a family person, she wouldn’t be upset at Harry stepping back
A fashion designer who worked closely with Princess Diana, has claimed that she would be supportive of Megxit.
Paul Costelloe, 74, from Dublin, who worked for the royal for 15 years, said ‘she wouldn’t be upset about Harry stepping back,’ as he and Meghan prepare to swap official royal engagements for a more independent family life.
‘She would say “Do what you need to do”, definitely. She was not a royalist at all, she was a person of the people and she put her children first before anything else,’ he told Evoke.
Paul Costelloe, 74, from Dublin, who worked alongside Princess Diana (pictured, wearing one of his designs in Canada) for 15 years, said the royal wouldn’t be ‘upset’ that Harry is stepping back from official royal engagements
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured in London) are believed to be completing their last official engagements as senior royals towards the end of February
Paul who worked alongside Diana until her death in 1997, reflected on his friendship with the royal during a recent conversation at London Fashion Week.
They first met in 1982, when Dina visited his shop in Windsor.
He said: ‘She was lovely to dress and she was a very honest, sincere person. She was family orientated and she had a sense of humour – she liked to smile.’
Among the outfits Paul designed for Diana is a skirt that she wore in 1993 while in India and a pink suit worn as part of her official tour in Canada.
Paul (pictured) said Princess Diana would want Harry to do whatever he needs, as she was the type of person to put her children first
The Queen (pictured) who was spotted leaving Windsor Castle this afternoon, doesn’t want to talk about Megxit a source recently told Vanity Fair
The father-of-seven has also designed for Princess Anne and Zara Tindall, but is yet to work for either the Duchess of Cambridge or Sussex.
Meghan and Harry are believed to be on course to complete their last official engagements as senior royals towards the end of February.
The couple who will start their new life in Canada, are expected to attend the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.
They have axed their team at Buckingham Palace and will stop receiving funds from the sovereign grant on 31 March.
Paul added that William was the well behaved one out of the two brothers, while Harry was ‘the little troublemaker’.
Among the designs Paul made for Princess Diana is a suit she wore for an appearance at Hyde Park with Italian opera singer Pavarotti (pictured)
The 74-year-old also designed a blue and white polka-dot outfit (pictured), Diana wore for an engagement at The Queen Eliziabeth II Conference Centre