Supposedly the most photographed woman in the world, it was impossible for her to go anywhere. Diana’s complicated relationship with the press and her status as a public figure made photographers sometimes relentless.
In need of a break, Diana retired to the sprawling home of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in Colorado. In fact, she once viewed her time there as “the best vacation” she had ever had. Read on for details on Diana’s getaway.
Princess Diana confided in Kurt Russell about the paparazzi
During an appearance in 2016 on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Russell shared how Diana came to live in the Colorado house he and Hawn share.
“It was a series of things, I made a film called Backdraft that there was a royal premiere in London and sat between Lady Di and Prince Charles, which was an interesting experience, ”he laughed. “Things were not going well. “
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When the film debuted in 1991, Charles and Diana’s marriage was on fragile ground. In 1992, they officially separated.
During the event, Diana shared with Russell how much she did not like the constant attention of the paparazzi. In turn, Russell offered the place in Colorado as “a great getaway.”
It was not until a few years later, Diana visited the house with her sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
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According to Express, during an episode of View before William’s royal wedding in 2011 to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Hawn talked about the trip to Colorado. She explained how Sarah, Duchess of York, Diana’s former sister-in-law, helped organize the vacation.
“Fergie (Sarah, Duchess of York) called me,” said Hawn. “It was in the early 90s … She said,” My girlfriend needs a place to go where there are no paparazzi. Could she go to the ranch? And we (Hawn and Russell) said, ‘Sure.’ ”
Diana and her sons went to Hawn and Russell’s home in Colorado for 10 days.
Princess Diana told Goldie Hawn: “I had the best vacation of my life”
Offering some details on the stay, Hawn said that Diana had a fabulous time with William and Harry in their 75 acre home in Aspen, Colorado. the At the sea The actress told how Diana called her while staying there, springing from the beautiful moment she had.
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“She (Diana) called me, and she jumped on the bed, picked up the phone and said, ‘I’m having the best time. There are so many pillows on your bed, ”Hawn recalls. “The children (William and Harry) laughed. They had the time of their lives. Mountain biking everywhere, no paparazzi.
“Goldie, this is the best vacation of my life,” recalls Hawn.
Maybe someday, William and Harry will return to Hawn and Russell’s ranch for another family vacation with their own children.
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