Loading the player...

Magical memories of Princess Diana - enter our competition!

This month we are celebrating Princess Diana's life

by Sharnaz Shahid

Princess Diana was an extraordinary woman - and everyone whose life was touched by her, remembers the experience. This month, as we celebrate Princess Diana's life, we want to hear from you. Do you have a magical memory of Princess Diana that you'd care to share? If so we'd love you to enter our competition - and we'll be publishing the top three memories here on the HELLO! magazine website. 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

To get the ball rolling, our Editor-in-chief Rosie Nixon has been sharing her own special recollection of the Princess of Wales, and in the video above, she recalls the day she received a lovely note from the royal wishing her a happy sixth birthday. "It happened to be my birthday on the 29th July 1981," Rosie remembers. "I turned six. I actually wrote to Diana and the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace to let them know that I was celebrating a special day on the day they got married, which was also 29th July 1981."

princess-diana

This month we are celebrating Princess Diana's life

A short while later, young Rosie was lucky enough to receive some special post. "I received a letter back from Buckingham Palace, excitedly it came on Buckingham Palace headed paper," she explains. "It says, 'Dear Rosie, the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer have asked me to convey their best wishes for your celebration on the 29th July 1981. His Royal Highness and the Lady Diana wish you a very happy day. Yours Sincerely, Philippa Lane.' She must have been the lady-in-waiting. I was extremely excited as a little six-year-old to receive this. My mother very carefully kept this letter in a scrapbook at home."

Explaining why this letter still holds such a special place in her heart, Rosie reveals: "This is something that I hold so dearly now, to actually have a letter from Buckingham Palace with their names in it is something very special to me. I think I was always destined to have this job at HELLO! after receiving that."

afternoon-tea

Afternoon tea at the stunning Park Terrace Restaurant located in the Royal Garden Hotel

And now we want you to tell us your memories. Go to our Facebook page to enter. It doesn't matter what the memory is - maybe you were lucky enough to meet her once. Maybe you a member of the crowd on the day she married Prince Charles, or a fan outside the hospital when she proudly introduced a baby Prince William to the world? Whatever the experience, we'd love to hear your story.

Just tell us your story in a maximum of 300 words on Facebook and include a picture if you have one. We will be collecting these throughout the month of August and the winning three will be featured on HELLO!'s website. There's also a prize of a fabulous afternoon tea for two for each of our three winners, at the stunning Park Terrace Restaurant located in the Royal Garden Hotel, just moments from Diana's old home at Kensington Palace. 

Closing date for entries is Thursday, August 31. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The prize is for a Royal Afternoon Tea for two in the Royal Garden Hotel's Park Terrace restaurant to be booked at least 48 hours in advance, subject to availability. Vouchers will be issued by Hello! and will have a six month expiry date. The winner will be required to pay for any additional food and beverages during their visit. Travel expenses are not included. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be sold on for financial gain. For full Terms and Conditions, go here

More on: