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 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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