A woman has told of her astonishment after spotting Princess Diana’s face in a slice of ham.
Hattie Osma bought the packet of ham from Tesco to make sandwiches for lunch at work. After opening the packet and eating the top slice, she noticed what looked like a silhouette of Diana’s face staring back at her.
Woman finds ‘face of Princess Diana’ in a pack of ham from Tesco
The 36-year-old from Cheltenham Spa said: “I had a round of toast instead after seeing her in the ham, I couldn’t risk damaging the ham!”
Speaking to Gloucestershire Live, Hettie says she was having a normal day at work yesterday, April 27, making food and waiting for the kettle to boil during her lunch break when her eyes were drawn to the packet of sliced ham she had bought earlier at the Market Parade Tesco Express in Gloucester.
She was “shocked” and thought she was seeing things when she came face to face with none other than Diana, Princess of Wales.
Not literally, but in the discoloured top corner of the second slice of her packet of ham was none other than the beloved icon herself, the People’s Princess, if viewed from a healthy distance.
Hettie said she was surprised to find that her whole office agreed with her.
“I went straight to work, during lunch I started making a ham sandwich when I noticed the second slice had a sort of face in it. I thought I was seeing things, on closer inspection, its likeness was Lady Di, the whole office agreed,” she said.
“I was shocked, I gave out a little gasp, my co-worker Madeleine asked what was the matter, I showed it to her and she was shocked too, with it being so close to the coronation, it’s really spooky.
“We took some photographs and thought nobody would believe us, the office was buzzing with excitement during lunch break. I want to try and preserve it to hang it in my house, she looks so beautiful.”
The 36-year-old sales manager said that most people could not see Lady Di straight away but quickly became spooked when they saw her face staring back at them from a packet of wafer-thin Tesco ham.
“It must be Lady Di-vine intervention” Hettie quipped.
Sadly, Hettie had to forgo her usual lunchtime ham sandwich due to the now-visible face of the late Princess of Wales in her packet of ham.
She said: “I had a round of toast instead after seeing her in the ham, I couldn’t risk damaging the ham! – If anyone knows how to preserve a piece of ham please contact me, It deserves to be in a museum!”