Princess Diana and Michael Jackson appeared to get on instantly when they met backstage at the singer’s Bad concert in London in 1988. Photo: Getty Images
Princess Diana and Michael Jackson appeared to get on instantly when they met backstage at the singer’s Bad concert in London in 1988. Photo: Getty Images
Royalty

Inside Princess Diana and Michael Jackson’s unlikely friendship: 3am phone calls, custom-made jackets for Princes William and Harry, but only one face-to-face meeting

  • The King of Pop gave Princess Diana and Prince Charles US$177,000 for the Prince’s Trust charity after his Wembley Stadium concerts in 1988
  • Diana enjoyed the songs Thriller and Bad – and when Jackson removed Dirty Diana from his set list out of respect for the British royal, she insisted he put it back in

Princess Diana and Michael Jackson appeared to get on instantly when they met backstage at the singer’s Bad concert in London in 1988. Photo: Getty Images
Princess Diana and Michael Jackson appeared to get on instantly when they met backstage at the singer’s Bad concert in London in 1988. Photo: Getty Images
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