According to the actor, this is one of the most magical memories in his life.
The dance of Princess Diana and John Travolta at the White House has definitely made history. Lady Dee in an off-the-shoulder dress, the actor’s charming smile, and the ease with which he danced with the princess — everything was perfect. In an interview with the glossy publication, the actor admitted that the opportunity to invite Princess Diana to dance was like a fairy tale.
“I didn’t think I’d be asked to dance with Princess Diana,” Travolta recalls. — It was a great honor and a great privilege for me, so I had to show myself in the best possible light. This meant that I had to lead the dance well and make sure that we both had fun. It was the easy part, it was much more difficult to greet Diana properly, be confident and not be afraid to ask her to dance.”
“It was like a fairy tale,” the actor adds. “Just imagine-we’re in the White House, it’s after midnight. I walk over to Diana, touch her elbow, and ask her to dance. She turns around, gives me a charming, slightly sad smile, and accepts my invitation. And here we are dancing together, just like in a fairy tale.”
“Who would have thought that something like this would ever happen to me? I was smart enough to capture that dance in my memory as a special, magical moment. And I’ll never forget it. This is a great honor for me, and I know for a fact that for Diana that dance was the highlight of her visit to the United States. I feel like I made her life better, and she made my life better. I am very sorry that she is no longer with us,” Travolta concluded.
The actor invited the princess to dance in 1985, during a reception at the then American President Ronald Reagan. 12 years later, Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. This year, on July 1, she could have turned 60.