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Fans have been left disappointed after Karl Stefanovic's "embarrassing" behaviour this morning on the Today Show.
This morning, Karl and Lisa were joined by Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell, who has just touched down in Australia for a Palazzo Versace charity event.
All three exchanged pleasant good mornings to one another, however, Karl didn't waste any time before diving in with a question that their audience has deemed as unfair.
"Welcome to Australia, we have a lot to talk about this morning but first, I wanna ask you about your comments about Kate Middleton," Karl said. "You said she lacks the 'x-factor' that Diana had - that is way too harsh isn't it?"
Clearly not expecting the question, Paul was momentarily lost for words.
"Well, you see... well, I apologise if that's been taken out of context," he started. "But what I was trying to say was that Diana was unique and irreplaceable and she had that 'something' which is charisma or magic, I'm not quite sure what it is.
"Kate is a beautiful young lady, she is gorgeous, she has never put a foot wrong, she has the support of her husband and they are the future of the Royal family - we should support them.
"Maybe my comment was out of kilter, I didn't mean it that way. What I meant was, she is a safe pair of hands. Diana was much bigger... Kate wouldn't want to be Diana, she wouldn't want to try and fill her shoes, that's an impossible ask."
People were quick to jump to Paul's defence, arguing that Karl was well out of line by blindsiding him with that question.
Watch the grab from the interview below and tell us what you think! Was Karl out of line?