London, Nov 12 : Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell is returning to the UK for Christmas, it has emerged.
According to locals, the disgraced ex-butler, who's currently based in Florida, also intends to help long-suffering wife Maria run the family business in the village of Farndon next month.
Reports that the couple's marriage is on rocks have long been rife, as aria has been left in the UK.
Earlier, Paul had insisted that he and his wife were "still very much together" and, this column revealed, made a secret trip to Britain to see Maria in September.
"Christmas is a busy time for the business and apparently Paul feels it's only right he should be back helping Maria behind the counter," the Daily Express quoted a family source, as saying.
"It will be quite strange to have him back as he hasn't worked in the shop for a long time, even though his name is still above the door," the source added.