A look back at the first ever royal wedding that melted hearts: Prince Charles and Princess Diana

2019-07-30 10:37
 
The Prince and Princess of Wales return to Bucking

Cape Town – Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, before even Prince William and Kate Middleton, there was the "fairytale wedding" that soon became the "wedding on the century".

This week marks what would’ve been the 38th wedding anniversary of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who officially wed on 29 July 1981. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales married at St Paul’s Cathedral in a traditional church of England wedding service with 3 500 attendees. 

But crowds flooded the streets on the day declared a public holiday as they patiently awaited the couple’s appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, while an estimated global audience of 750 million people watched the couple said "I do" on their TV screens. 

SEE PICTURES OF THE ROYAL WEDDING HERE: 

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Prince Charles
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Prince Charles
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Prince Charles
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Prince Charles
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Prince Charles
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Prince Charles

(Photo: Getty Images)

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