John Travolta says dancing with Princess Diana felt like a fairy tale

John Travolta says dancing with Princess Diana felt like a fairy tale

"I approach her, touch her elbow, invite her to dance" - John Travolta is reminiscing about his iconic dance with the Princess of Wales. 

John Travolta and his daughter Ella
John Travolta and his daughter Ella / Instagram

 John Travolta has described the moment he danced with Diana as a "magical" experience. 

Their dance, which took place at a White House state dinner in 1985, is considered one of the most iconic moments in royal and entertainment history. 

John says the dance felt like a fairy tale. 

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Speaking to Esquire Mexico, the 'Grease' star says he didn't expect to be asked to dance with Diana. 

"I had the great privilege and honor to do so. And I thought: 'There must be a reason to do this and I better give it my all ...'. This meant guiding the dance well and seeking to have fun. That was the easy part, but introducing myself to Diana in the proper way, conveying assurance, and asking her to be my dance partner was a complicated mission," he said. 

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The actor says he will never forget the experience. 

"Think of the moment. We are in the White House. It's midnight. The whole stage is like a dream. I go up to her, touch her on the shoulder, ask her to dance. She turns around and when she sees me she displays that captivating smile, somewhat sad, and accepts my invitation. 

"And there we were, dancing together like in a fairy tale. Who could imagine that something like this is going to happen to you one day? I was smart enough to register it in my memory as a very special, magical moment."

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