The Day I Met Diana


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

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

Among those recalling their meeting with Diana are a man who served on the Royal Yacht Britannia during the couple's honeymoon, a woman who sang in a choir on Diana's first official visit as the Princess of Wales, and victims of the Towyn floods in 1990.

Amateur photographer Colin Edwards from Ruthin in North Wales recalls his many meetings with the Princess and how they came to be on first name terms. Former lifeboat man Tony Jeffs remembers painting a picture for Diana, while Dale Miles from Merthyr Tydfil tells about a Royal kiss he'll never forget.

Another story involves Sara Carr who was nine years old at the time. Sara tells of a fairy tale meeting with the Princess on a narrow gauge railway in Wales in 1982.

Meanwhile several famous figures remember the impact Diana had on them. Singers Bonnie Tyler and Bryn Terfel, actor Ruth Madoc and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston are among those telling their stories in their own words.

The Day I Met Diana, Princess of Wales 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 Wales.

People from across the country recall their meetings with Diana, Princess of Wales.