Prince William was so ‘obsessed’ with ‘90s supermodels he invited them to Kensington Palace

There was a fun, surprising moment that occurred during Season 6, Episode 5 of The Crown, which came out last week, in which Prince William (Ed McVey) received an unexpected visit from his grandfather, Prince Philip (Jonathan Pryce) at his university dorm room.

As Philip inspects the room, his eyes fall upon posters of three models, and he asks William, “Do they have names?”

“Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell,” William says.

“In my day, they were Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable, and Lana Turner,” Philip responds, before the pair have a deeper conversation about William’s anger and grief over his mother, Princess Diana’s, death.

It was a brief but meaningful moment of bonding between the men, and one of the subjects of the conversation, Cindy Crawford, responded to her inclusion in the series.

Crawford posted the clip of her brief cameo to Instagram, and she added a caption that referenced her own memory of meeting the real William and his mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace.

“A little cameo on @thecrownnetflix I still vividly remember visiting Kensington Palace to meet Diana and a teenage William (who had just discovered the “Super Models”) ♥️,” she wrote.

As it turns out though, all three of the women on William’s wall in the series had the opportunity to meet him.

In an appearance on her friend and fellow poster girl Naomi Campbell’s podcast, No Filter with Naomi, Crawford discussed the fact that they each met Prince William and Princess Diana (and Campbell was joined by Schiffer and another model, probably Christy Turlington), on different occasions.

Campbell said that William, who was about 13 or 14 at the time, “was so sweet,” and he blushed when he met the models. Crawford added that she was the one blushing when she made her visit, as she was worried about meeting the Princess.

“I was so intimidated meeting Princess Diana and being at Kensington Palace and how just completely down to earth she was, because there’s so much protocol and I guess, not being English, I don’t understand some of it … I feel like she was in jeans and a cashmere sweater,” she said. “Not barefoot, but almost that vibe of being super laid back …. it was a very sweet day and a great memory.”

This article originally appeared in Decider and was reproduced with permission

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