Princess Diana
Darren McGrady recently talked about Princess Diana in an interview. Pictured: Princess Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit during a visit to a community centre in Brixton, Oct. 1, 1983. Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive

Princess Diana’s former royal chef, Darren McGrady, recently recounted one of the special moments he shared with the late mom of two.

While speaking with CNN, he said, “The princess came into the kitchen. She was just wearing a white towel and robe. She’d just come out of the shower. Her hair was ruffled, and she just looked stunningly beautiful naturally. Pointing a piece of paper, she said, ‘Darren, look at how much money I made for charity just by selling a few of my old dresses.’”

One of the dresses she donated was the one she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House. The money that was raised from the donation was given to 119 charities to help fight AIDS and breast cancer.

This moment pushed McGrady to also donate all of the advance and royalties of his first book, “Eating Royally,” to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a charity that helps sick children.

In related news, McGrady also talked about his dream of seeing and talking to Princess Diana again. The Princess of Wales passed away on Aug. 31, 1997. In his book, he addressed the princess and wrote, “Your Royal Highness, look at how much money I made for charity just by selling a few of my old recipes.”

The former royal chef also talked about the night of Princess Diana’s accident. He said that he already had food prepared for the princess’ return. But she passed away in Paris.

“I went to bed, and I had the food for dinner the next day for her return. It was awful, awful, that next week. It was all surreal; going into the garden and seeing the flowers getting higher and higher and all the people and being at the funeral. The whole week was just a daze,” he said.