It was July 29, 1981 when Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. 40 years have passed since then, but their royal wedding has remained well impressed in the collective imagination.
Exactly 40 years have passed since July 29, 1981, the day the prince Carlo and Lady Diana got married.
It was the first royal wedding worldwide, followed by 750 million viewers in addition to the more than 600,000 onlookers who flocked out of London’s St. Paul Cathedral to see the bride and groom.
Royal wedding: Lady D. and her wedding dress
Lady D. she wore a white dress that became one of the most iconic of all time.
Designed by stylists Elizabeth and David Emanuel, was in ivory taffeta and a record train (7 meters long, the longest ever seen at a royal wedding).
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To complete it 230 meters of tulle were used, between veil and petticoat, and 10,000 pearls and mother-of-pearl sequins.
It is shown for the first time at Kenington Palace, at the Orangerie, in the “Royal Style in the Making” exhibition, open until January 2, 2022.
There was waiting for her Charles, in his military uniform.
The ceremony was staged as expected, with magnificence and pomp.
Carlo and Diana: a wedding a little too crowded
Diana Spencer and Carlo they had been engaged officially a few months ago, on February 24 of the same year.
Before that, they had only seen each other 12 times, and they had very few things in common.
A year later the couple’s firstborn was born, William, and in 1984 the second, Harry.
Following the separation from Charles, in the famous and discussed interview with BBC Diana said there were three of them in a “a little too crowded wedding”.
The Princess of Wales alluded to her husband’s relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, who had attended the wedding ceremony among the guests and who is now the second wife of the heir to the British throne.