2:51 PM PDT, August 10, 2021
In the new PBS special, “In Their Own Words: Princess Diana,” Travolta revealed it was First Lady Nancy Reagan who orchestrated the whole thing.
“Nancy Reagan tapped on my shoulder and said, ‘The Princess — her fantasy is to dance with you. Would you dance with her tonight?’ And I said, ‘Well of course!’” Travolta said.
The “Grease” star said the moment was nerve-wracking.
“My heart started to race. I tap her on the shoulder, and she turns around and looks at me and she had that bashful dip that she did. She looked up and I said, ‘Would you care to dance with me?’ and she said yes,” Travolta said.
They danced to a medley of songs from Travolta movies.
“We bowed when it was over and she was off, and I was off, and my carriage turned into a pumpkin,” Travolta said.