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Princess Diana wouldn't date Tom Cruise as he was too short, says former Royal chef

Diana, Princess of Wales met actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the premiere of "Far and Away" at the Leicester Square Empire Cinema. (Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales met actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the premiere of "Far and Away" at the Leicester Square Empire Cinema. (Getty Images)

She has been hailed as the most beautiful royal of all time, and he was once named the sexiest man alive.

But Princess Diana once said she would not date Tom Cruise, it is claimed - because he was too short.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady says the princess and the actor met on the set of Mission: Impossible years ago.

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Tom Cruise with Princess Diana in 1992. (SWNS)
Tom Cruise with Princess Diana in 1992. (SWNS)

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Apparently she had taken her sons, William and Harry, to see the action film being made - which they "loved".

But Darren claims that, after meeting Cruise, Diana joked she would take him "off the list" - because of his height.

The A-lister's exact size is hard to pinpoint, but it is thought that he stands at around 5ft 7ins.

Darren, who cooked at Buckingham Palace for 11 years, said: "I remember Princess Diana taking the boys to the set of Mission Impossible and to meet Tom Cruise.

"Wills and Harry loved the pyrotechnics. But Princess Diana… 'That’s another one off the list Darren. He’s too short!'.

Darren's Twitter post came after it was revealed Cruise gave William and wife Kate Middleton an exclusive preview screening of his new Top Gun film.

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The actor invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to watch the sequel after learning that Prince William was a huge fan of the original move, according to The Sun.

The Prince, 39, a trained RAF helicopter pilot, and Kate, 40, were apparently joined at the secret viewing of Top Gun: Maverick by Sophie Wessex, 57, and Princesses Eugenie, 32, and Beatrice, 33.

Additional reporting by SWNS