Charles and Diana: images of their grandiose marriage unearthed 40 years later

Charles and Diana’s spectacular wedding is one of the most memorable weddings of all time. It all happened on July 29, 1981 in front of cameras around the world or almost. The event was broadcast on channels in 74 countries around the world. Which gives no less than 750 million viewers. It should also be noted the very high number of guests which was 3,500.

Lady Diana Spencer got married wearing a sublime dress, the sketch of which has always been kept secret and destroyed. The dress she wore on her wedding day was “embroidered with 10,000 sequins with a train of 7.6 meters”. We also remember the beautiful bouquet of flowers that Lady Di held in her hand. The least that can be said about this wedding is that it was just awe-inspiring. An unpublished documentary retraces this event described as the “wedding of the century” through several testimonies.

“The Marriage of the Century recreates the course of the ceremony”

It was on July 15 that the BritBox platform broadcast a documentary reconstructing the key moments of Charles and Diana’s marriage. The title of the documentary is “the wedding of the century”, a title that defines the ceremony in its entirety very well. The guests who gave testimonies are journalists and photographers. There are also artisans and royal staff.

Among the guests, we can recognize David Longman, the Royal Chief Florist. He himself is behind the creation of Lady Di’s bouquet of flowers. The musical director who led the choir, Barry Rose, also appeared in this documentary. Among others, Dave Avery, the head baker who spent 14 weeks creating the wedding cake, is also present in the documentary.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana © AGENCE

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