Cindy Crawford opens up about the first time she met Princess Diana

By Heather Cichowski

It turns out meeting a member of the Royal Family can be nerve-wracking for anyone, celebrities and iconic supermodels included!

Cindy Crawford recalled her "intimidating" experience meeting Princess Diana during a live YouTube chat with fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell on the latter's No Filter series.

The 54-year-old revealed she met Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace in the late '90s.

"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 said.

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The American beauty might have been shy and nervous about meeting royal, but the "People's Princess" left a lasting positive impression on Cindy thanks to her down-to-earth demeanour.

Cindy has previously spoken about how she was going to be in London for an engagement with Pepsi and Diana actually personally called to arrange a meeting a Kensington Palace!

This time, Cindy revealed she had been worried about what to wear and being seen as "too frumpy" in front a teenage Prince William, who was 16 at the time.

"'I was like, 'What do I wear?' because Diana had a teenage son and I didn't want to be too frumpy, but this was Kensington Palace and I wanted to be invited back," she said, according to Tatler.

It must have been a tricky balancing act, especially since William had posters of the popular '90s supermodels on his wall, Cindy included!

He spoke about meeting the stars, including Cindy and Naomi, in an ITV documentary from 2017.

"I was probably a 12- or- 13-year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall," he said.

"And I went bright red and didn't know what to say and sort of fumbled and I think I pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up.

"I was completely and utterly sort of awestruck."

The Supers! Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford at a private party in New York in 1992. Photo: © Rose Hartman/Getty Images

"I loved Princess Diana, I just loved her," Naomi said in her live YouTube chat. "Humble, how down-to-earth and I'm just blessed to know her for the time that I did."

Cindy has previously opened up about meeting Diana.

In 2017, Cindy shared a photo of herself with the late royal on Instagram to mark the anniversary of the mom of two's passing.

"This photo was taken at Kensington Palace. Princess Diana had somehow got the number to my office and called herself to ask for me. My assistant was in shock," Cindy began the post.

"We finally connected and she asked if the next time I was in London I would come by for tea — I think Prince William was just starting to notice models and she thought it would be a cute surprise for him and Prince Harry.

"I was nervous and didn't know what to wear, but remember as soon as she came into the room and we started talking, it was like talking to a girlfriend. She was a class act and showed us all what a modern day princess should be."

Cindy ended the post, "Rest In Peace #PrincessDiana. #TBT"

Princess Diana in a green Catherine Walker gown and tiara at a banquet at the Dorchester Hotel for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia in Nov. 1993. Photo: © Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

In the interview with Naomi, Cindy also spoke about how she is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic in Malibu with husband Rande Gerber and model children Kaia Gerber, 18, and Presley Gerber, 20.

"I'm blessed, I can afford groceries and I think it's hard to give advice to people because we're already privileged," she opened up about her experiences in dealing with the COVID-19 situation.

"I'm very aware that not having to worry about paying for groceries or my phone bill is an amazing luxury."

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