It’s considered one of the most famous weddings of all time, but how much do you remember about the wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer? In this quiz, we’re going to test your royal knowledge, and by the end, you can exclaim, “All hail the Queen!”
The wedding between Charles and Diana was considered a national holiday. It fell on July 29th, 1981.
There were a whopping 27 wedding cakes at the wedding. The official cake was made by David Avery, the head baker of the Royal Navy cooking school.
In 2014, a frozen slice of their wedding cake sold for $1,375 in auction. It was still in its original white and silver presentation box.
Diana was the first royal bride to omit the word “obey” from her wedding vows. The rest of the vows came from the Book of Common Prayer.
Diana actually selected her wedding ring from a catalog. It was from the Garrard jewelry collection.
Diana’s wedding ring famously had a 12-carat sapphire at the center. It was surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.
Diana famously mixed up Charles’ name during the vows. She called him Philip Charles Arthur George.
Emanuel was the designer of Diana’s dress. It had the longest train in royal history. It cost $115,000.
The dress was famous for both its sequins and its pearls. There were, in fact, 10,000 of them.
Camilla Parker Bowles, now his wife, was his mistress at the time of the wedding. Apparently, Charles cried the night before the wedding to Diana.
A whopping 750 million people watched the wedding on television. There were 3,500 people present at the congregation.
Diana was only 20 years of age at the Wedding of the Century. She would go on to become the Queen of Hearts.
Charles first considered Diana for his bride in 1980. They met at a country weekend where Diana watched Charles play polo.
The royal family gave Diana a warm welcome. She was well-received by the Queen, Prince Phillip and the Queen Mother.
Diana’s wedding ring came in at £30,000. It would become one of the most iconic rings in history.
The wedding took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The usual wedding venue was Westminster Abbey.
It’s false that the president of Ireland attended the wedding. There was a lot of conflict at the time over Northern Ireland.
There were two million people who lined the streets from Clarence House to the Cathedral. The security team included 4,000 police and 2,201 military officers.
Lady Diana was conveyed by the Glass Coach. She was with her father, the 8th Earl Spencer. Due to Diana’s bulky gown, the two were hardly comfortable during the ride.
Instead of offering her “my worldly goods,” Charles offered her “thy goods.” Was that a Freudian slip?
Diana’s famous dress cost £9000. It was made of ivory silk taffeta.
Diana wore the Spencer Diamond Tiara. Apparently, it was so heavy that Diana got a headache from it.
There was a sumptuous wedding breakfast served after the ceremony. 120 guests were invited to the wedding breakfast. As mentioned, there were 27 wedding cakes.
The fairytale couple separated in 1992. They were then officially divorced in 1996.
Upon marrying Charles, Camilla asked to be called Duchess of Cornwall out of respect to Diana.
Charles proposed in the nursery of Windsor Castle. The wedding was blessed with two remarkable princes, William and Harry.
The wedding was considered a traditional Church of England service. It was presided over by the Most Reverend Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury.
The then-first lady Nancy Reagan attended the ceremony. She was the representative for the United States.
Diana’s walk up the red-carpeted aisle took three and a half minutes. And that was with a 25-foot train following her.
There were three choirs and three orchestras which played the music for the ceremony. These included the Bach Choir, the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Choir of the Chapel Royal, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra and a fanfare ensemble from the Royal Military School.
Prince Charles wore his full dress naval commander uniform. Apparently, Diana spilled perfume all over her dress before the ceremony.
There were seven bridal attendants in all. Lord Nicholas Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Edward van Cutsem, godsons of the Prince of Wales, were page boys. They were 11 and 8 years old.
Diana and Charles kissed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The kiss created quite the sensation.
The main cake of the breakfast reception had a duplicate. This was in case one of the cakes was damaged in any way. On their honeymoon, they visited the Mediterranean on the Britannia.
Truly, she wore something old, new, borrowed and blue. Diana Spencer was definitely going with tradition.