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Princess Diana and her passion for British Music.

Princess Diana was known to be very passionate about British music and during the 1980s and 1990s, she was even rubbing shoulders with many British icons of the time.

The Princess was also known to be very keen on keeping up with the latest music trends of the era.

The mother of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex was a particularly big fan of ’80s icons Duran Duran, George Michael, and Elton John without forgetting Rod Stewart, and more.

In 1981, when Prince Andrew turned 21, Sir Elton was reportedly hired to perform at the birthday celebration and it was there that he met Diana, and the pair bonded over a Charleston dance on the dancefloor.

The 75-year-old veteran musician, who was close friends with the princess recently paid tribute to her on the 25th anniversary of her death.

Sir Elton took a moment to pay tribute to her on social media (Picture: Reuters/Getty)

To commemorate the occasion Elton John shared a photo on Instagram of them laughing together saying: ‘You will always be missed.’

Both Princess Diana and Sir Elton John were sharing a passion for raising awareness of the Aids pandemic that was devastating lives all over the world at the time.

Following her death in 1997, Sir Elton performed at Diana’s funeral after the lyrics to his hit song Candle In The Wind were adapted to reflect her life.

 

During her lifetime Princess Diana developed a close relationship with Michael Georges, another English music artist celebrity of the 1980s.

The friendly relationship is explored in a new book from James Gavi, George Michael: A life.

The book came out on June 28, three days after Georges Michael would have turned 59 and more than five years after he was found dead on Christmas Day 2016.

George Michael and Princess Diana at Concert of Hope, 1993. Source: Twitter

By the time Diana passed away, the 36-year-old royal had forged a remarkable friendship with Michael.

The two biggest celebrities of the 1980s found fame in the same glitzy decade, quickly became pop icons and each unfortunately suffered a tragic death at an early age.

In the intimate look into Michael’s life, it is claimed that the then-married Princess of Wales developed a crush on the “Freedom! ’90” singer.

Knowing this, Michael — who was secretly gay and remained in the closet during Diana’s lifetime — kept her at a “careful distance” while still maintaining a friendship that involved lunches at Kensington Palace.

According to George Michael: A Life, they were close enough that she called him at home, he referred to her as “darling” and even gave her a gold watch.

Princess Diana would now be 61.

 

 

 

 

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