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A Look Back At Princess Diana & Prince Charles' Wedding

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What we're going to do now is go back.

Way back, to July 29, 1981, when 20-year-old Diana Spencer married Prince Charles at St. Paul's Cathedral as 750 million folks watched on TV and another 600,000 lined the streets of London.

Princess Diana
picked a taffeta and lace gown by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for her walk down the aisle -- attached to it, the now-infamous 25-foot-long train. The ceremony went off without a hitch, other than Diana's reversal of Charles' first and middle names when reciting her vows. Whoops. Also of note, she did not say she'd "obey," her future husband.

Diana and Charles inaugurated the balcony kiss at Buckingham Palace, where they held a reception with 27 wedding cakes. Did you know that a slice of the dessert sold for $1,830 at auction in 2008?

Take a look back at Princess Diana's wedding.

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    Prince Charles (L) and his brother Prince Andrew, who is the best-man, arrive at St. Paul's Cathedral.
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    Nancy Reagan, wife of the American President, leaves Winfield House (residence of the Ambassador) for St Paul's Cathedral for Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding.
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    Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip ride in the semi-state coach to St Paul's Cathedral.
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    The Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie blesses Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana during the marriage service in St Paul's Cathedral.
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    Charles, Prince of Wales, bows and his bride, Lady Diana, curtsies to Queen Elizabeth as they leave St Paul's Cathedral.
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    Charles, Prince of Wales, and bride, Lady Diana, wave the crowd in coach as they pass through Fleet Street.
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    Charles, Prince of Wales, and bride, Lady Diana, wave the crowd in coach as they pass through Fleet Street after their wedding.
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    A group of American's from North Carolina's have a front row position in Fleet Street.
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    An official family photo taken on 29 July 1981, the wedding day of Prince Charles (C-R) and Lady Diana (C-L), the Princess of Wales. Back Row, from L - R: Mark Phillips, Prince Andrew, Viscount Linley, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, the Princely Couple, Ruth, Lady Fermoy (the bride's grandmother), Lady Jane Fellowes (the bride's sister), Viscount Althorp (Diana's brother) and Robert Fellowes. Center row, from L - R: Princess Anne, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, India Hicks, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Mrs. Shand Kydd (Diana's mother) Count Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquedale (Diana's sister), Neil McCorquedale. Front row: ushers and bridesmaids.
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