Michael Jackson gave Princess Diana three incredible gifts for her three sons.
MICHAEL JACKSON only met Princess Diana once, but when he did, he presented her with three personalized gifts for her boys, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Princess Diana, who died in 1997, would have turned 60 this month. At the age of 36, the royal died tragically in an automobile accident on August 31, 1997. Several members of the entertainment elite met the star while she was alive. Michael Jackson was on the bill, and she had met him once before one of his London concerts in 1988. That meeting, though, was particularly memorable.
Michael performed an epic gig for his fans at Wembley Stadium on July 16, 1988, when he was at the height of his fame.
The singer had just released his seventh studio album, Bad, and was swiftly establishing himself as one of the world’s top talents.
Michael met a very special fan, Princess Diana, before his epic London performance.
The two shook hands, posed for photos with the press, and talked about music in an official line-up.
Michael presented Princess Diana with three renowned pieces of memorabilia just before she left to find her seat with Prince Charles.
Michael gifted Princess Diana and her boys, Prince William and Prince Harry, two custom-made leather jackets with the words “BAD” imprinted on the backs.
The King of Pop also presented the prince with a platinum wall hanging containing his most recent CDs.
As a donation, the artist also gave the royal a substantial sum of money.
“Prior to coming to the stage, Michael presented [Princess Diana and Prince Charles] with a £300,000 cheque from the revenues of his Wembley concerts to give to the Prince’s Trust,” according to the 2016 Amazon Prime documentary Michael Jackson: Unmasked.
The Princess of Wales also requested that the musician perform one of his more racy songs during their pre-concert conversation.
While speaking with Barbara Walters in 1997, Michael recalled the conversation.
He claimed Princess Diana approached him to assure the celebrity would perform one of her favorite songs.
“She took me away and asked, ‘Are you going to do Dirty Diana?’” Michael explained.
“I said, ‘No!’ ‘No!’ she exclaimed. I want you to go ahead and do it! ‘Sing the song!’
Michael reintroduced the song into his setlist in response to Princess Diana’s request.
He went on to say, “She told me she was honored to meet me,” according to Brinkwire Summary News.