Beauty & Style
When Dannii met Diana
Dannii Minogue has opened up about the time she met Princess Diana and revealed why she felt sorry for the beloved royal.
The Aussie music icon revealed the details in an interview published on Monday, recalling the brief meeting in the early 1990s.
During Dannii's visit to London in the early 1990s, she was invited to perform as part of a Royal Command Performance.
She sang 'Success' and the Children's Royal Variety Performance in 1991, which was attended by the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden.
Around that time, Dannii met Princess Diana at The London Palladium, a moment she said nothing could have prepared her for.
Though the singer doesn't recall what she said to her, she remembers the impression the young princess left on her.
She was very young. She was very nervous," Dannii told News.com.au.
She told the outlet that it was one of Diana's first solo royal engagements and the princess was very dressed up for the occasion.
"I remember looking at her thinking, 'You look like you dressed up as a woman who's 80 years old.' It was really like she'd been styled by the queen's mother," the 49-year-old said
Diana was said to have been a very different person in 1990, before she broke out of her shell and became slightly more daring.
Danni said she felt sorry for the princess.
The Aussie said: "She was just the little Princess Diana with the chin down, looking up at you. And I felt sorry for her, because you could feel the nerves."
Diana was actually an established royal by the 1990s, when Dannii seems to have met her, and had been undertaking solo engagements for some years.
She is also not recorded as having attended the 1991 royal performance Dannii sang at.