‘Ronald Reagan and “Princess David”
The Princess of Wales had become a walking
monument – British opinion polls said she was the
country’s greatest tourist attraction….One national
survey calculated that from 1983-1985, she had
generated $66.6 million in revenue from magazines,
books, and tourists.
Permit me to add our congratulations to Prince Charles on his birthday just five days away," he said, "and express also our great happiness that .. . er ... Princess David - Princess Diane (sic) here on her first trip to the United States."
And the princess herself, still suffering from jetlag, momentarily forgot to return the toast.
But all that was forgotten when she took to the dance floor with John Travolta in her midnight blue velvet dress and sapphire and diamond choker.