Thursday, July 29 marks the 40 year anniversary of The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Their fairytale “wedding of the century” took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 29, 1981.
On February 25, 1981, the royal couple announced their engagement, revealing that Charles had popped the question to the then 19-year-old Lady Diana three weeks prior. In a BBC Radio interview, he revealed, “She had planned to go to Australia quite a long time before anyway with her mother and I thought, ‘well I’ll ask her then so that she’ll have a chance of thinking it over when she’s away and saying I can’t bear the whole idea—or not, as the case may be.’ But in fact you accepted.” Lady Diana replied with a laugh: “More or less straight away.”
He proposed with a gorgeous 18-carat oval Sapphire Diamond Ring, which was estimated to cost around $60,000 (U.S. dollars) at the time. The ring was later given to Prince Harry after Diana’s death but he eventually gave it to Prince William to propose to the Duchess of Cambridge.
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