Princess Diana, who was the first wife of Prince Charles, met Michael Jackson at Wembley Stadium in 1988 during his “Bad” tour. During an exchange before his performance, the King of Pop made a £300,000 donation to the Prince of Wales’ charity – The Prince’s Trust. However, it was just the start of a lifetime friendship, in which the Thriller singer apparently “fell in love” with Diana.
Matt Fiddes is the former bodyguard of the pop star, who helped run security for more than 10 years.
He told Daily Star Online in 2017: “He felt she was the only person in the world who could understand his life in terms of not being able to go anywhere, and the media stories that got out of hand.
“The intrusion into the private life, having no privacy whatsoever.
“He felt an immediate bond with her as soon as they met.
“They were both very shy individuals and he loved her, he wanted to marry her truth be told.”
Mr Fiddes also detailed how Mr Jackson was left devastated over the news of Diana’s death.
He added: “They both had this tremendous amount of pain they suffered due to the role they were in.
“He was completely devastated when she died – Michael would always talk about her and he learnt a lot from her death.”
Mr Fiddes explained how they would talk “all hours of the night” and their one connection was “the phone between Neverland and Kensington Palace”.