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Behind the scenes of Diana Spencer’s wedding with Prince Charles

Diana Spencer’s wedding with Prince Charles was an event that lives not only in Great Britain, but also in the whole world. Then millions of people sat in front of the televisions to watch the concert. Now, one of Diana’s bridesmaids, Prince Charles’ cousin, has told her memories of that day. There was one thing that was hard for her to come to terms with.

It has been 40 years since Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles. The couple arrived on the wedding carpet on July 29, 1981. The ceremony took place in St. Peter’s Basilica. Paul in London and it was a much-anticipated event with British residents and royal fans from all over the world. About 3,500 people attended the ceremony, and up to 750 million people watched the television broadcast.

The bridesmaids Diana didn’t like the dress

Almost all of the attention on that day is focused on the young bride-to-be Queen one day. Her puffy dress with an incredibly long train, designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, caught everyone’s attention. The bridesmaid dresses, of which Diana wore eight, featured many frills and embellishments. As it turned out, not all of them liked it. India Hicks, who was 12 and became Diana’s bridesmaid as the granddaughter of Louis Mountbatten and daughter of Prince Charles, decided to talk about the memories of the party.

“This was a time in ’80s fashion. It was all sexy and exaggerated, so I understand that these dresses fit the era. But when you’re a tomboy like me… when you’re asked to be a bridesmaid, you feel proud and happy, but it annoys you a little when they want to.” You need to wear dresses with frills ”- India Hicks admitted in an interview with the Insider portal.

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Princess Diana's bridesmaids

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Princess Diana’s bridesmaids

She will remember this day for the rest of her life

12-year-old India Hicks has learned that she will be asked to attend this special ceremony because her mother, Mrs. Pamela, was a bridesmaid at Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding. “Looking back, we know this wedding was an incredibly historic event. I think at the time everyone thought it was a fairy tale. Nobody knew what was coming. I’m so proud to be a part of it,” said India Hicks.

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