Wedding of Charles, Prince of
Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer
Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer
Date 29 July 1981, 11:20 am BST
Venue St Paul's Cathedral
Location London, United Kingdom
Participants Charles, Prince of Wales,

Lady Diana Spencer,
Elizabeth II,
The Duke of Edinburgh,
The Queen Mother,
The Princess Anne,
The Prince Andrew,
The Prince Edward,
The 8th Earl Spencer,
Frances Shand Kydd,
Lady Sarah McCorquodale,
Lady Jane Fellowes,
Charles Spencer

The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on Wednesday, 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom. The ceremony was a traditional Church of England wedding service. Notable figures in attendance included many members of royal families from across the world, republican heads of state, and members of the bride's and groom's families. Their marriage was widely billed as a "fairytale wedding" and the "wedding of the century". It was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million. The United Kingdom had a national holiday on that day to mark the wedding. The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996.


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