Posted on 2017-07-29
On July 29th 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married HRH Prince of Wales at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was a beautiful summer day and the Cathedral was packed with family, friends and important dignitaries from all over the world.
It was a moment for national celebration and the event was simply referred to as the Royal Wedding. People lined the streets of the capital to witness the occasion and parties were held all over the country.
The Princess was then 20 years old and she later described the day as one of the happiest of her life. It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide watched the wedding on television.
From this moment the Princess became an international figure, photographed and documented wherever she went.
Traditionally, royal events are marked by members of the royal family waving to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the wedding was no exception as the wedding party made their way to greet the unprecedented crowd which had gathered below.
The wedding party eventually left the balcony, leaving just the bride and groom. There was an enormous roar of appreciation from the crowd below as Prince Charles kissed his new bride.
The fascination with Diana and her life as the Peoples’ Princess had begun.