Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today in HIStory

July 16, 1988:  Princess Diana of Wales attended Michael's third sold-out concert at Wembley Stadium, along with Prince Charles.

Prior to taking the stage, Michael met with the royal couple and presented a $450,000 cheque for the Princes' Trust, a charity for disadvantaged children; from the proceeds of the seven-sold-out Wembley concerts. 

Michael also made a donation of ₤100,000 to the Wishing Well Fund, established to help finance the construction of a new building for London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital for Sick Children.

Michael also gave Princess Diana two custom made Bad World Tour jackets; one each for her young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and a framed set of cassettes and compact discs of Off The wall, Thriller and Bad.

The Princess had said that Michael was her favourite Pop Star; Michael was equally happy to meet her. "I was so excited at meeting the royal couple. I'm very very happy that they came to watch me perform. I thought the Princess was just wonderful"

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