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  1. The happy couple

    On July 29, 1981, the fairy-tale wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana was watched by millions of people around the globe. Here are some of the highlights surrounding that memorable event.

    Prince Charles laughs with his new fiancee, Lady Diana Spencer, outside Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement on Feb. 24, 1981. Prince Charles proposed with an 18-carat sapphire ring, surrounded by diamonds. (Hulton Archive via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Camped out

    Spectators wait to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding procession, on the day of their wedding, July 29, 1981. British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he was one of the thousands of spectators who waited through the night to catch a glimpse of the newly wedded pair. (Terry Fincher / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Public celebrations

    Mounted police contain the huge crowd gathered on The Mall, the road that runs from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch, on the day of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding. (Terry Fincher / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Iconic gown

    Lady Diana and her groom, Prince Charles, stand together outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Diana's taffeta and lace dress, with a 25-foot-long train, was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Taking their vows

    Prince Charles, in his full naval dress uniform, and Lady Diana were married before an audience of about 3,000 guests. It is estimated that more than 750 million people from around the world tuned in to watch the wedding on television. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Ladies-in-waiting

    Decked out in the Union Jack, these women celebrate the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, and wait with their sleeping bags to see the royal pair on the day of their wedding. (Terry Fincher / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Private whispers

    Prince Charles leans attentively toward his bride during their wedding ceremony in St. Paul's Cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury led the traditional church service, although Diana caused an uproar by not using the word "obey" in her vows. (Keystone via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. It's official

    With a sweeping, 25-foot-long train, Diana, Princess of Wales, leaves St. Paul's Cathedral arm in arm with her new husband, Prince Charles, at the end of their wedding ceremony. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Off to celebrate

    The Prince and Princess of Wales leave St. Paul's Cathedral after their wedding ceremony. The couple rode from the cathedral to Buckingham Palace in an open carriage to celebrate their union. (Jayne Fincher / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Fairy-tale wedding

    In an open carriage, the newly wedded Charles and Diana wave to the crowds of well-wishers gathered along the procession route after their wedding ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral. (Hulton Archive via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Sealed with a kiss

    Prince Charles kisses his new wife, Diana, Princess of Wales, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony. After this much-anticipated public appearance, the couple enjoyed a private wedding breakfast with friends and family. (Hulton Archive via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Family ties

    An official royal family wedding photograph. Showing, in the back row, from left to right: Mark Phillips, Prince Andrew, Viscount Linley, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, Diana and Charles, Lady Fermoy (the bride's grandmother), Lady Jane Fellowes (the bride's sister), Viscount Althorp (Diana's brother) and Robert Fellowes. Center row, from left to right: 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. (Pool photo via AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Royal romance

    Prince Charles and Princess Diana embrace for an informal portrait. After the wedding celebrations, the couple left London to begin their honeymoon at an estate in Hampshire. (Handout via Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Let them eat cake

    Chief petty officer cook David Avery poses with the five-tier royal wedding cake made by the Royal Navy for Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding. (Princess Diana Archive via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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    Slideshow (18) The wedding of Charles and Diana - Life
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Video: Olympic torch pays tribute to Princess Diana

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    >>> london olympics 25 days away now. this morning the torch is making a special trip through princess diana 's childhood home. nbc's michelle kosinski is there. michelle, good morning.

    >> reporter: hi, willie, this is the part of the olympic games , the running of the torch, unsung heroes who work self-less lis for communities. princess diana 's procedure said this the sort of thing she loved to recognize. the flame burned a little in her memory here today. for the first time princess diana 's childhood home hosted a feast. the torch ran through the proud place where she grew up and where she's buried. a symbolic nod to her importance in british life and history 15 years after her tragic death.

    >> a hat's off to her memory. diana was about encouraging people to do their best for the community. i think it would fit very nicely with her.

    >> before she married charles age 19 and became the princess the world adored, this the magnificent estate lady diana spencer called home, the garden she ran and played in as a girl. also where the family has lived since 1508 before elizabeth i was born.

    >> my grandfather lived here.

    >> weren't you worried about breaking things that were valuable.

    >> reporter: today charles spencer takes care of it. still here are reminders and dresses. diana championed those who worked hard behind the certain and gave a voice to those who spoke quietly. just this weekend, a recipient of the diana courageous citizen carried herself. just the kind of hero to bring the flame toward the game. it has been on horse back, zip line , bicycle, ice, steam train, hot air balloon , mountain top . injured war hero ben parkinson's hometown cheered him on. one torchbearer briefly handed it off for good reason. this is the olympics, for those who may never win medals but go that extra mile for their neighbor, the people gained today by the resting place of their princess. now, diana 's sons william and harry will play special roles as olympic ambassadors dedicated to service as she was. willie.

    >> all right. michelle kosinski , 25 days away . thanks so much,

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