PHOTOS: Over 60 Years of British Royal Weddings

July 29, 1981: Prince Charles Marries Lady Diana Spencer

BBC

The Charles/Diana wedding was an event made for the global television age – over 750 million people around the world tuned in to watch live coverage of the nuptials. And thousands of city dwellers turned out to watch the couple’s processional. “Crowds of 600,000 people filled the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day,” BBC News reported.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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