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Kurt Russell: 'Princess Diana and her sons stayed at my home'

Published 07/01/2016

Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell entertained the British Royal Family.

Diana, Princess of Wales once stayed at Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's Colorado home in a bid to escape the glare of the paparazzi.

The Furious 7 star met the late first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales at a premiere for his movie Backdraft in 1991, and offered her the keys to his retreat after she chatted to him about trying to organise a break with her sons, Princes William and Harry, away from nosy photographers.

And Diana took him up on his offer.

"There was a royal premiere and I sat between Lady Diana and Prince Charles, which was an interesting experience at the time," he tells late night host James Corden. "Things weren't going the best (between them) at the time, but during the course of the evening we got to talking about this and that and the paparazzi that she had to deal with.

"So I mentioned that we lived on a ranch in Colorado that might be a nice getaway and she said, 'Maybe some time I could do that'."

"Years later Fergie (Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York), who Goldie knows, she worked it out and I guess Diana wanted to come and stay with the boys and they were welcomed and came and stayed at the ranch and they had a great time," he continues. "It was great because our housekeeper, Bonnie, became very close with her and every Christmas she would get a nice card from Diana."

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