Princess Diana's Chef reveals sweet friendship with George Michael: 'She adored you'

Princess Diana’s former chef has opened up about her friendship with the late George Michael and the mutual admiration the pair had for one another.

Princess Diana meets George Michael on World Aids Day in 1993 (PHOTO BY MARTIN KEENE.)

Darren McGrady, who cooked for The Princess of Wales and her family in the early 90s, shared a series of tweets on Boxing Day after learning of the tragic news that George had died at his home in Oxfordshire.

He described a beautiful friendship that blossomed between his former boss – who passed away in 1997 – and the music icon, and showed that the two public figures were very much at ease in each other’s company and were even able to share a joke at the other’s expense.

When one follower wrote that they hoped the pair were up there together again, Darren replied: “Hopefully they’ll be having a good old boogy up there now”

At Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997 (Photo: Rex/Shuttershock)

George was 53 when he died of heart failure on Christmas day.

His publicist said in a statement: “The family and close friends of George have been touched beyond words by the incredible outpouring of love for him in the hours and days since his death.

“For someone whose life was ultimately about his music and the love he had for his family and friends, his fans and the world at large, there could be no more fitting tribute than the many, many, kind words that have been said and the numerous plays his records have received.”