Cindy Crawford paid tribute to Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death. The supermodel took to her Instagram on Thursday, August, 31, to recall her fondest memory with the Princess. “Remembering this inspiring woman today. This photo was taken at Kensington Palace,” the 50-year-old began her tribute. “Princess Diana had somehow got the number to my office and called herself to ask for me. My assistant was in shock! 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.”
VIEW GALLERY Cindy honored Diana on the anniversary of her death Photo: Instagram/@cindycrawford
The photo, which shows Cindy standing next to Diana matching in all black, was taken inside Kensington Palace. The mother-of-two continued about the encounter: “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. Rest In Peace #PrincessDiana. #TBT.”
VIEW GALLERY Diana reached out to the model as a surprise to her sons Photo: Getty Images
Prince William, who has been reminiscing about his mother in interviews with his brother Harry, also recalled the model encounter. "There's a couple of memories I have that are particularly funny. Just outside this room where we are now, she organized, when I came home from school… to have Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell waiting at the top of the stairs,” the 35-year-old said in a BBC documentary that aired in July. "I was probably a 12 or 13-year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall. 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."