Fran Drescher recalls the time she once made Princess Diana laugh
The 63-year-old channeled her signature humor when she met the Princess of Wales.
was lucky enough to attend a cocktail party that the Princess of Wales was hosting for the presenters and winners, and she wasn't about to miss her opportunity to introduce herself.“It was wall-to-wall people, and she stood in the center of it, with a roped-off area. … (I told my manager) ‘I’m not getting this close and not meeting her.’ So I said, ‘Pardon me, excuse me, pardon me,’ and everybody just got out of my way," she recalled.
When it came time forDrescherto present during the award ceremony, she took some creative liberty and decided to entertain the princess and made up a comedic story about their meeting."We happened to both be in Mr. Blackwell’s best- and worst-dressed list (that year). I said (onstage), ‘I met the princess, and I said to her, “Princess, we’re both on Mr. Blackwell’s list.” And she said, “Yes, but I’m on the best-dressed, and you’re on the worst-dressed.” And I said, “But you got Princess Margaret on your list, and I got Demi and Madonna on mine. You’re on the wrong list, Princess,” she recalled.
Much to Drescher's delight, the princess found the story quite charming."And (Diana) was in the front row, bellied over, laughing,” she said. Read more: »
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