Drew Barrymore recalls ‘exciting’ Princess Diana encounter she had at the age of 7

Drew Barrymore, 7, gives Princess Diana a stuffed animal.


Drew Barrymore took a royal trip down memory lane Thursday night when she chatted with Jimmy Kimmel as a guest star on his late-night show.

While chatting about how President Trump is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth during his visit to Britain next month, Kimmel paused for a moment to the crowd a framed black-and-white photo of a young Barrymore smiling to Princess Diana.

“I would imagine that this is something you would probably remember,” Kimmel said as the camera zoomed in on the old photo, Barrymore handing the princess a stuffed animal with her godfather and “E. T.” director, Steven Spielberg, standing nearby.

“I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the most exciting moment for me to meet a real princess, the real life of the princess, the people’s Princess’, ‘Santa Clarita Diet,” star told the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host.

The mother of the two girls — Olive, 5, and Frankie, 4 — Barrymore said Princess Di was the epitome of a woman who all the little girls watching.”

Barrymore said she loved her “company time” with the princess, which she described as “kind” and “so cute.”

“I grew up with her as a princess was such a good example,” Barrymore, 43, continued.

Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin.

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