Day I Met Diana, The [5 Live]


20170828People from around the UK and beyond recall their meetings with Diana, Princess of Wales.

To mark the 20th anniversary of her untimely death, people from across the UK recall meeting Diana, Princess of Wales.

Diana married Prince Charles in 1981 and was a fixture of British life for nearly two decades. And in this special programme, people who got to know her well, as well as those who only met her very briefly, reflect on their connection with the Princess.

Among those recalling their meetings with Diana - Charles Stonehill a friend of one of Diana's flatmates in the days before she was a member of the Royal family, former HIV nurse John O'Reilly who met her when she kissed hands with an Aids patient in 1987 and land mines survivor Jerry White who was with Diana just weeks before she died.

Clothes designers Jacques Azagury and Paul Costello recall their first meetings with Diana while comedy actor Cleo Rocos talks about meeting Diana with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and comedian and DJ Kenny Everett.

There are anecdotes from astrologer Russell Grant, original EastEnders' star Anita Dobson and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston.

Others recalling their meetings with Diana include Nick Hardy from Gloucestershire who recounts a kiss he's never forgotten and Annette Horner from East Yorkshire who met the Princess after giving birth to her first child.

The Day I Met Diana is from an idea by Ian McCormick and is produced by Ashley Byrne and Iain Mackness. It is Made in Manchester Production for BBC Radio 5Live.