Princess Diana, who was the first wife of Prince Charles, met Michael Jackson at Wembley Arena in 1988 during his “Bad” tour. During an exchange before his performance, the King of Pop made a £300,000 donation to the Prince of Wales’ charity – The Prince’s Trust. However, it was just the start of a lifetime friendship, in which the Thriller singer fell in love, according to a close source.
Matt Fiddes helped run security for Mr Jackson for more than 10 years and revealed how the Princess’ death had haunted him.
He told Daily Star Online in 2017: “He felt she was the only person in the world who could understand his life in terms of not being able to go anywhere, and the media stories that got out of hand.
“The intrusion into the private life, having no privacy whatsoever.
“He felt an immediate bond with her as soon as they met.
"They were both very shy individuals and he loved her, he wanted to marry her truth be told.
Michael Jackson gave Princess Diana a gift (Image: GETTY)
Michael Jackson donated to the Princes' Trust (Image: YOUTUBE)
They were both very shy individuals and he loved her, he wanted to marry her truth be told
“Michael told me he loved her, and he was in love with her, and he wanted to marry her. He told me she was his ideal wife."
Mr Fiddes went on to detail how the pop star felt a connection with the People’s Princess and was absolutely devastated over the news of her death.
He added: “They both had this tremendous amount of pain they suffered due to the role they were in.
He said: “He was completely devastated when she died – Michael would always talk about her and he learnt a lot