A clip of Princess Diana surprising guests at a Melbourne music school with a piano performance has surfaced in the wake of Kate’s performance yesterday. The clip was taken during a January 1988 tour of Australia.
It was shared on Twitter by royal commentator Omid Scobie, who wrote: “THROWBACK (for the many of you who have tweeted me about this): During a January 1988 tour of Australia, Princess Diana surprised guests at a Melbourne music school with an impromptu piano performance.”
Replying to the clip, users on Twitter praised both royals for their performances.
One user wrote: “Diana would have been SO proud of Catherine.”
Another, called SussexRoyalGlow, wrote: “Lovely to see someone play the Piano in such a relaxed, effortless and breezy way. Love Diana.”
Mary Marie agreed, writing: “Love Princess Diana she was truly people princess.”
Bell Lee added: “She was so lovely.
“That’s why the world fell in love with her.
“She was so humble about her capabilities, but everyone else knew what a treasure she was.
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“I was so surprised at how great she was at keeping time because she had to start the song off and lead it.
“Amazing musician and what an amazing day, it was crazy.”
Princess Diana’s tour of Australia was planned to mark 200 years since the arrival of the “First Fleet” of British ships at Sydney Cove and the raising of the Union flag.
She was joined by the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles on the tour.
The royals drew the largest ever crowd that Australia had seen at an event at the Sydney Opera House.
Since 1867, the Royals have visited Australia more than 50 times.