PHOTOS: Over 60 Years of British Royal Weddings

July 29, 1981: Prince Charles Marries Lady Diana Spencer

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Of course, the fairy tale beginning for the couple didn’t last. Their union soured, leading to a brutal split and finally a divorce in 1996. And tragically, Diana was killed in a Paris car crash a little over a year later. Charles married his longtime sweetheart Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

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Kevin Wicks

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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