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On July 29, 1981, 700 million TV viewers worldwide watched the Prince of Wales marry Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Lady Diana, the daughter of the Earl of Spencer and the Honourable Mrs. Shand Kidd, was born on July 1, 1961 at Park House on the Sandringharn estate in Norfolk. Though the couple may have met as small children the first occasion recalled by Lady Diana was in a ploughed field in November 1977 when Prince Charles was a guest at the Spencer family home at Althorp in Northamptonshire.
'A Royal Wedding' special number (the eleventh in the series of record numbers) was published in early July

(Appendix List No. 177) and follows the style of the Silver Jubilee Record in its series of separate chapters interspersed with colour plates. The chapters are Royal Wedding by Sir Arthur Bryant; the marriage and the monarchy by Robert Lacey; the Prince of Wales by Margaret Laing; Lady Diana Spencer; Wedding Day; St. Paul’s Cathedral; the status of Queen Consort by Michael L. Nash and a memoir of former marriages by James Munson.
The cover shows the official engagement photograph in a square frame against a gold background with a decoration in blue of stylized orange blossoms. It has 74 pages measures 30 x 23 cm and was priced at two pounds fifty pence.

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