Cindy Crawford has recalled how she was “so intimidated” the first time she met Princess Diana.
During a live chat for Naomi Campbell’s No Filter with Naomi series on YouTube, the fashion star recalled one moment she will never forget – the time Diana organised for her to meet Prince William at Kensington Palace when he was around the age of 16.
“I was so intimidated meeting Princess Diana and being at Kensington Palace and just how completely down-to-earth she was because there’s so much protocol I guess, and not being English, I don’t understand some of it,” she remembered, before adding that she felt it was a bit like “going to a friend’s house”. “I feel like she was in jeans and like a cashmere sweater and almost that vibe of being super laid back. So, I also was probably a little, I mean it was uncomfortable, but it was sweet. It was a very sweet day and a great memory.”
In addition, Campbell explained how she and fellow ’90s supermodels Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington had surprised Prince William when he was a few years younger.
“He was coming home from school. And we had gotten there before he had gotten home from school and Princess Diana was like, ‘Okay.’ So, we were just like, ‘What do we do?’ I mean, it was so sweet,” the 49-year-old smiled.
And Campbell had nothing but praise for Diana, who tragically died at the age of 36 in 1997.
“Loved Princess Diana, I just loved her. Humble, how down-to-earth and I’m just blessed to know her for the time that I did,” she added.
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