Charles, Prince of Wales Marries Lady Diana Spencer

charles-and-diana-thumbThe wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on 29 July 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.  Their marriage was seen as the “wedding of the century”.  It was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million.

Charles had known Diana for a few years prior to their wedding.  Diana and Charles had been dating for about six months when he proposed on 3 February 1981 at Windsor Castle. 

Their engagement was official on 24 February 1981. Diana selected an elegant, large ring that had 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. This is the ring that the Duchess of Cambridge now wears.

In attendance at the wedding were 3500 guests at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Royal Guests, via Wikipedia (quoted from http://bit.ly/1k0dwlV )