Princess Diana said this US president was the 'sexiest man alive'

Princess Diana. (Getty Images)
Princess Diana. (Getty Images)

Warren Buffett opened up in a 2012 interview with CNBC about the time he found himself alone in a room with Princess Diana.

"I don't think I could take it. I had trouble remembering my name, I couldn't figure out anything to say, and it was a total disaster," he recalled in the interview that has recently resurfaced, People reports.

He detailed the only other time he'd found himself in the princess' presence – at former Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham's party, not too long before the royal's death in 1997. Their conversation though, proved unexpected, and revealed Diana's notoriously naughty and fun side.

"After she died a few weeks later, all these papers called and said, 'What did she talk about that evening?' I didn't tell them, but I will tell you today [about] a comment she made, which was absolutely true."

He said: "She had been at the White House that day and she said that Bill Clinton was the sexiest man alive. And I didn't ask her who the least sexy guy in the world alive was. I was afraid I might get my play in there."

Of fellow business tycoons Barry Diller and Teddy Forstmann, who was sitting with the princess, he said: "They tried to keep their faces steady as she made that proclamation. But that's the last thing I heard from her before she died."  

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