Princess Diana organised a supermodel birthday surprise for Prince William when he was a teen with help from Naomi Campbell

Prince William (Photo: Getty Images)
Prince William (Photo: Getty Images)

Naomi Campbell just spilled the beans on a birthday surprise Princess Diana once planned for a teenage Prince William.

The supermodel told Cindy Crawford during her new YouTube series No Filter with Naomi: "I went with Claudia [Schiffer] and Christy [Turlington]. And he was coming home from school. And we had gotten there before he had gotten home from school and Princess Diana was like, 'Okay.' So we were just like, 'What do we do?' I mean, it was so sweet."

Prince William was just 13 or 14 at the time. Cindy said she also met the prince when he was a little older.

"Did he blush when you met him?" Naomi asked.

Cindy replied: "I don't remember, but look, I was blushing. I was so intimidated meeting Princess Diana and being at Kensington Palace, and just how completely down-to-earth she was because there's so much protocol I guess, and not being English, I don't understand some of it."

The two went on to discuss Princess Diana and how "down-to-earth" and "laid back" she was. "I just loved her. Humble, how down-to-earth and I'm just blessed to know her for the time that I did," Naomi said.


According to People, in the 2017 ITV and HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, Prince William spoke candidly about the incident that left him "bright red".

Prince or not, William said he was after all just a "12 or 13-year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall".

"I went bright red and didn't quite know what to say and sort of fumbled," he said. "I think I pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up. I was completely and utterly sort of awestruck."

About his mother, William recalled: "That's lived with me forever about her loving and embarrassing and sort of, you know being — being the sort of the joker."    

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