Ron Howard Reflects On Career Highlight Of Meeting Princess Diana: 'She Was Remarkable'

Kathryn Cook

Even though Princess Diana tragically died over 21 years ago, her spirit still lives on in plenty of fond memories.

The People's Princess gained incredible popularity during her time on earth but as fans know, her life was tragically cut short in a horrific car accident that happened in August of 1997. Since her untimely death, her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and the public have shared memories from their time with Diana. Plenty of celebrities also had the opportunity to meet the late princess, including Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. In an interview with People, Howard reflected the meeting with Diana, calling it one of the highlights of his career.

Ron met Diana in 1995 at the premiere of his hit film Apollo 13. Diana attended the screening in London where Ron, Tom Hanks, and Tom's wife, Rita Wilson, were lucky enough to spend a little bit of time with the Princess of Wales. As the 65-year-old recalls, that meeting was one of the best of his life, and he had nothing but nice things to say about Diana.

"She was remarkable. That was a great night."

And this isn't the first memorial for the People's Princess. Diana also has the Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace as well as one at her ancestral home, Althorp, where her brother currently lives. Though she is gone, it is clear that Diana will never be forgotten.