BRITISH WEDDINGS FROM THE PAST: PRINCE CHARLES & LADY DIANA SPENCER, JULY 29, 1981

IT’S BEEN 30 YEARS SINCE PRINCE CHARLES MARRIED LADY DIANA SPENCER, JULY 29, 2011

It’s hard to believe that has been 30 years since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981.   The wedding was the royal event of the decade, others even ventured to dub it the ‘wedding of the century.’   Over 3,000 invited guests witnessed the couple exchange vows inside St. Paul’s Cathedral while millions watched worldwide on television.  The couple had two sons, Prince William (b. 1982) and Prince Henry (‘Harry”) (b. 1984).   Charles and Diana divorced in 1996 and Diana died in 1997 as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris.

Here comes the bride: Lady Diana Frances Spencer arrives at St. Paul's, her voluminous train and veil cascading behind her (photo: Quadrillion/Corbis)

Charles and Diana during their wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, July 29, 1981 (photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A view of Diana's twenty-five foot long train during the wedding ceremony. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, presided over the couple's wedding.

Prince Charles whispers to his bride, Diana, at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, July 29, 1981 (photo: Hulton Archive/Keystone/Getty Images)

Charles and Diana leave St. Paul's Cathedral for the trip back to Buckingham Palace, London, July 1981

Five-year-old Clementine Hambro is comforted by Diana after the little girl tripped and hit her head. Behind Clementine is Queen Elizabeth II. The official photographs have been taken and the party is making its way to the palace balcony (photo: Getty Images)

Charles and Diana are all smiles on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, July 29, 1981

An Official Photo of the Newlyweds, July 29, 1981

Charles and Diana leaving Buckingham Palace for Waterloo Station, July 29, 1981

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