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Inside the love triangle that rocked the royal family

Hutt's World of People

by Sarah Carty

Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Over 750 million royal fans from all over the world tuned in to their TVs on July 29th, 1981, to watch as the fairytale wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer took place in London.

It was everything supporters of the Crown could have wanted from a royal wedding – the couple had 27 wedding cakes, Diana’s Emanuel dress had the longest train in royal history and the day was announced as a public holiday in the UK.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their wedding day in 1981

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On July 29th 1981, Prince Charles and Princess Diana married. Photo: Getty Images

But while their lavish ceremony may have pleased the droves of well-wishers who turned out to line the streets on the day, the marriage of a then 20-year-old Princess Diana and 32-year-old Prince Charles was doomed from the very beginning, with the future king reportedly ending up in…

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Father of four, grandfather of thirteen, and great-grandfather of eight. Resides in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Living happily in retirement and enjoying the company of my many young descendants.

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