Unseen Photos of Princess Diana dancing with Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood 1985 at the White House

 

Princess Diana unseen pictures of her dancing with Tom Selleck and Clint  Eastwood

14 Jul 2013 00:00

The snaps were taken by White House photographer Pete Souza during Prince  Charles and Diana’s visit in 1985

One, two, three: Di and the PI
One, two, three: Di and the PI
Reagan Library

This is the moment the ­princess and the PI, two icons of the 1980s,  shared an intimate ­waltz.

The night Diana took to the  floor with ­Hollywood heart-throb Tom Selleck, who played Magnum PI in the  hit TV series, was the same evening Di, then 24, captivated America by dancing  with President Ronald Reagan and doing the twist with film star John  Travolta.

Those famous photographs became ­public but this shot – and one of her  with Clint Eastwood at the dinner in Washington – ­was never  ­published.

Princess Diana dances with Clint Eastwood
Twirl: Di and Dirty Harry

The snaps were taken by White House photographer Pete Souza during Prince  Charles and Diana’s visit in 1985 and form part of a new TV show about the  princess’s ­dresses and the significance of her ever-changing style and  fashion sense.

This appearance was a turning point for the royal couple, when the public  started focusing more on her than on Charles.

It was after this event he said “I am not a glove puppet” when people kept  asking him about ­Diana and ­Travolta.

The one-off documentary, ­Princess Diana’s Dresses: The Auction, explores  the stories behind some of Diana’s unforgettable looks through her collection of  couture dresses that were auctioned in London in March.

The gown she wore that night, a velvet midnight-blue creation by ­Victor  Edelstein, sold for £240,000, the highest bid on 10 of her dresses.

The hour-long Channel 4 programme examines how her style evolved and has  previously unseen ­archive footage and ­interviews with fashion  ­insiders who knew her.

Her wedding gown with its 25ft train, the longest ever worn by a royal, is  also featured.