- Barbra Streisand spoke about her friendship with Prince Charles during an interview on ITV.
- Streisand said that Charles – before he’d met Princess Diana – once sent her flowers from his garden.
- The two met while Streisand was recording at Warner Bros in 1974.
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Barbra Streisand recently spoke about her friendship with the Prince of Wales and recalled that he once sent her flowers after they met in 1974.
During an appearance on ITV’s “Lorraine” that aired Thursday, Streisand spoke to host Ross King about her new compilation album, “Release Me 2.” Streisand also spoke about when she met the Prince of Wales during a recording session at Warner Bros. Studios.
“He asked to meet me,” Streisand, 79, told King. “So he came to the recording studio. I offered him a sip of tea and I thought, ‘They didn’t have to test me for poison or something?'”
Streisand said their friendship continued to flourish and added that she enjoyed spending time at Highgrove Gardens, Prince Charles’ private residence.
“We became friends, and I loved spending some time at Highgrove for a weekend fundraiser and going through his gardens,” Streisand told King.
Around that time, Charles gifted Streisand with flowers from his personal garden while she was visiting London. Streisand said she noticed a bouquet and asked her assistant, the musician said.
“I said, ‘Who sent me that?'” Streisand told King. “[My assistant] said, ‘A fan called Charles.’ And I said, ‘Really? Let me see the note’ – and there was his seal. And they weren’t, like, from a florist because they were from his gardens and it’s a different look.”
Streisand added that the gesture happened before Prince Charles met his late wife, Princess Diana. Prince Charles and Princess Diana met in the late 1970s through Diana’s sister, Sarah Spencer, who Charles was dating.
“I had a very funny line on stage when he came to see [my] show,” Streisand told King. “I said, ‘You know, if I played my cards right, I could have wound up being the first Jewish princess.'”
In July, Princes Charles told The Sunday Times that he’d been a “great admirer” of Streisand.
“I shall never forget her dazzling, effervescent talent and the unique vitality and attraction of her voice and her acting ability,” Prince Charles said of Streisand.