Butler in Right Royal Ruckus!

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CAN WE TALK? Paul Burrell, left, and his lawyer meet the press after theft charges are dropped

First you're accused of stealing from the People's Princess. Then the Queen speaks up and you're cleared of all charges — but that's when your reputation really starts to take a pounding. For Paul Burrell, the former butler to Princess Diana, life has been like that ever since six of London's tabloids began hounding him mercilessly. Burell's real crime: selling his story to another paper.

Two weeks ago Burrell was riding a wave of public sympathy. His trial for stealing 310 of Diana's items, from handbags to photos to a ceremonial sword, collapsed when Queen Elizabeth recalled that...

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