Entertainment 41 years on: Moments the world missed from Charles and Diana's wedding
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On July 29, 1981 — 41 years ago today — millions around the world witnessed the 'fairy tale' wedding between, the first British citizen to marry the heir to the British throne in 300 years.
Despite thenot going the distance — the couple separated in 1992; their — it still remains the most-talked about royal wedding of all time.
While what we thought we were seeing was a happy couple exchanging vows, it's what we didn't see on the day that makes the whole event so much more fascinating four decades on.
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A perfume stain and a perfect cover-up
Before her history-making walk up the St. Paul's Cathedral steps, Diana accidentally spilled her favourite perfume on her silk taffeta and antique lace gown as she was getting ready.
, the makeup artist responsible for Princess Di’s bridal beauty, the spill happened while Diana was trying to dab her favourite scent, Quelques Fleurs, on her wrists.
To cover up the mark — that thankfully went unnoticed to the millions watching — Daly instructed Diana to lift the front of the dress by holding the mark with her hand as she made her way to the altar.
Diana's message to her bridesmaids
One of the most spectacular features on Diana's dress was her 25-foot-long train.
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Made from taffeta and lace with thousands of hand-sewn pearls and sequins, the dress proved a challenge for Charles' cousin Sarah Armstrong-Jones and his goddaughter, India Hicks, who were charged with guiding it down the long aisle.
As Diana walked into the church she told her flower girls to "Do your best," Hicks told. "We knew what that meant: If we pulled too much, straightening the material, her tiara and veil would slip. But if we didn't pull enough, the effect of the train would be lost."
The bride had two bouquets
sparked a royal wedding tradition when her bouquet went missing. Since then, every royal bride has two identical bouquets as a precaution.
"If we go back to the Queen's wedding in 1947, when you look at the state photographs of all the bridesmaids and the royal guests and there’s the Queen without her bouquet.
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"It got lost. So in the middle of their honeymoon, they had to get dressed up again in their wedding clothes and my father had to provide another bouquet for those photographs," David Longman, the floral designer responsible for Diana's bouquet, said in a.
Diana's now-iconic bouquet featured white gardenias, orchids, freesias and lily of the valley. It was over a metre long and reportedly weighed 2kg.
"We made two bouquets. The first one had to be delivered at 8 o'clock to Buckingham Palace. We had a police escort motorcyclist who took us all through the city to the Palace,".
"Then we came back, and by that time they had finished the second bouquet and back we went again."
Diana had a secret good luck charm
It was impossible to spot in photos but Diana had an 18-carat gold horseshoe charm studded with white diamonds attached to her dress.
A safety pin also made it to the wedding too, hidden on the label of the dress. Dressshe remembered the next day she had left a safety pin — used to temporarily keep the petticoat in place — attached inside the dress.
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Diana's backup dress is still missing
In case the wedding dress design was revealed ahead of the big day, the designers created a secret back-up dress.
The gown, also chosen by Diana, was different to the dress she actually wore but had similar elements. It featured a boned bodice, frilly sleeves that were shorter than the original and a full skirt.
"It was only three-quarters finished — we simply didn't have time to make it in its entirety, so none of the embroidery or finishing touches were done,".
But still, 41 years later, the whereabouts of this backup gown is still unknown.
"It was hanging up in the studio for a long time, and then it disappeared. I don't know if we sold it or put it into storage. It was such a busy time. I'm sure it'll turn up in a bag one day!"
Prince Charles cried the night before
We're all familiar with Prince Charles, Diana and Camilla love triangle. But ahead of his 'fairytale' wedding Charles was torn between the two women, according to the biography Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. The next in line to the throne, reportedly cried about it the night before his wedding to Diana.
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