Never has there been a royal love store like Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s. The couple met when Diana was only a teenager and Charles was dating her older sister. Several years later, after only 12 dates, the couple got engaged and were married within six months, on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The wedding was broadcast on television and seen by around 7.50 million people around the world.
An international event, it is remembered as one of the most famous weddings in royal history, even after Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ divorce in 1992—only five short years before her untimely death in 1997. Still a momentous historical event worldwide, Princess Diana’s wedding is an occasion to be remembered, so here’s a look back at some of the most interesting moments from the late princess’ big day.
Princess Diana was so many things to so many people. Diana symbolized hope and compassion. She was a natural humanitarian as she came from the people, was one with the people and never forgot the people. “The worst illness of our time is that so many people have to suffer from not ever being loved”, she once said.
Presented is a typed thank you note from both Princess Diana and Prince Charles for their wedding gift (a mahogany library table and money). The letter from the newlyweds is dated October 7, 1981. The Buckingham Palace letterhead (8×13) has their special message to Mr. Russell typed very clearly in three paragraphs. It was signed boldly and smudge-free by the Princess with her first name “Diana”. Charles added his name below the salutation, “Yours most sincerely”. Both pennings are high quality in black ink “9-10″overall.