Princes William and Harry’s Kurt Russell escape
Princes William and Harry once stayed at Kurt Russell’s house.
The actor struck up a friendship with the siblings’ mother Princess Diana when they met at the premiere for his 1991 movie ‘Backdraft’.
When the topic of paparazzi came up, Kurt offered Diana the chance to stay at his ranch – which she took him up on later in life.
Kurt said: “There was a royal premiere and I sat between Lady Diana and Prince Charles, which was an interesting experience at the time. 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’.”
Kurt added to chat show host James Corden: “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. It was great because our housekeeper, Bonnie, became very close with her and every Christmas she would get a nice card from Diana.”