Prince Charles; Diana, Princess of Wales

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Prince Charles; Diana, Princess of Wales

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
pearl-toned colour print on card mount, July 1981
10 in. x 10 in. (255 mm x 255 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Photographs Collection
NPG x29864


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Taken on the balcony above the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace, against a plain sheet pinned to the wall. This intimate portrait of the newly married royal couple was reproduced in newspapers and magazines around the world. The princess wore an ivory silk taffeta dress with a 25-foot train designed by the House of Emanuel. Her veil was held in place by the Spencer family diamond tiara. The wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales took place on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral. Patrick Lichfield, a cousin of The Queen, was the official photographer.

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