Charles and Diana: How Much Do You Know About the Most Famous Wedding in History?
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About This Quiz
It’s considered one of the most famous weddings of all time, but how much do you remember about the wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer? In this quiz, we’re going to test your royal knowledge, and by the end, you can exclaim, “All hail the Queen!”
Their wedding day was a _______ .
The wedding between Charles and Diana was considered a national holiday. It fell on July 29th, 1981.
How many wedding cakes were there?
There were a whopping 27 wedding cakes at the wedding. The official cake was made by David Avery, the head baker of the Royal Navy cooking school.
How much did a slice of their wedding cake sell for?
In 2014, a frozen slice of their wedding cake sold for $1,375 in auction. It was still in its original white and silver presentation box.
What word did Diana omit from her wedding vows?
Diana was the first royal bride to omit the word “obey” from her wedding vows. The rest of the vows came from the Book of Common Prayer.
Where did Diana find her wedding ring?
Diana actually selected her wedding ring from a catalog. It was from the Garrard jewelry collection.
Diana’s wedding ring famously had a _____ at the center.
Diana’s wedding ring famously had a 12-carat sapphire at the center. It was surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.
Who messed up the other’s name during the vows?
Diana famously mixed up Charles’ name during the vows. She called him Philip Charles Arthur George.
Who designed Diana’s dress?
Emanuel was the designer of Diana’s dress. It had the longest train in royal history. It cost $115,000.
Diana’s dress was also famous for its ______ .
The dress was famous for both its sequins and its pearls. There were, in fact, 10,000 of them.
Charles’ mistress at the time of the wedding was ______ .
Camilla Parker Bowles, now his wife, was his mistress at the time of the wedding. Apparently, Charles cried the night before the wedding to Diana.
How many people watched the wedding on TV?
A whopping 750 million people watched the wedding on television. There were 3,500 people present at the congregation.
How old was Diana at the wedding?
Diana was only 20 years of age at the Wedding of the Century. She would go on to become the Queen of Hearts.
Charles first considered her a suitable wife in _____ .
Charles first considered Diana for his bride in 1980. They met at a country weekend where Diana watched Charles play polo.
The royal family ____ Diana.
The royal family gave Diana a warm welcome. She was well-received by the Queen, Prince Phillip and the Queen Mother.
How much did Diana’s wedding ring cost?
Diana’s wedding ring came in at £30,000. It would become one of the most iconic rings in history.
Where did the wedding take place?
The wedding took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The usual wedding venue was Westminster Abbey.
True or False: The president of Ireland attended the wedding.
It’s false that the president of Ireland attended the wedding. There was a lot of conflict at the time over Northern Ireland.
How many people lined the streets from Clarence House to the Cathedral?
There were two million people who lined the streets from Clarence House to the Cathedral. The security team included 4,000 police and 2,201 military officers.
Diana was conveyed by the _____ .
Lady Diana was conveyed by the Glass Coach. She was with her father, the 8th Earl Spencer. Due to Diana’s bulky gown, the two were hardly comfortable during the ride.
Instead of offering her “my worldly goods,” Charles offered her _____ .
Instead of offering her “my worldly goods,” Charles offered her “thy goods.” Was that a Freudian slip?
How much did Diana’s dress cost?
Diana’s famous dress cost £9000. It was made of ivory silk taffeta.
Diana wore a _____ .
Diana wore the Spencer Diamond Tiara. Apparently, it was so heavy that Diana got a headache from it.
A wedding _____ was served after the ceremony.
There was a sumptuous wedding breakfast served after the ceremony. 120 guests were invited to the wedding breakfast. As mentioned, there were 27 wedding cakes.
When did the couple separate?
The fairytale couple separated in 1992. They were then officially divorced in 1996.
Upon marrying Charles, Camilla asked to be called _____ .
Upon marrying Charles, Camilla asked to be called Duchess of Cornwall out of respect to Diana.
Where did Charles propose?
Charles proposed in the nursery of Windsor Castle. The wedding was blessed with two remarkable princes, William and Harry.
The wedding was a _____ Church of England service.
The wedding was considered a traditional Church of England service. It was presided over by the Most Reverend Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Who from the US attended?
The then-first lady Nancy Reagan attended the ceremony. She was the representative for the United States.
Diana’s walk up the red-carpeted aisle took _____ .
Diana’s walk up the red-carpeted aisle took three and a half minutes. And that was with a 25-foot train following her.
Who played the music for the ceremony?
Multiple choirs and orchestras
There were three choirs and three orchestras which played the music for the ceremony. These included the Bach Choir, the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Choir of the Chapel Royal, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra and a fanfare ensemble from the Royal Military School.
Charles wore _____ .
Prince Charles wore his full dress naval commander uniform. Apparently, Diana spilled perfume all over her dress before the ceremony.
How many bridal attendants were there?
There were seven bridal attendants in all. Lord Nicholas Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Edward van Cutsem, godsons of the Prince of Wales, were page boys. They were 11 and 8 years old.
Diana and Charles _____ on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Diana and Charles kissed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The kiss created quite the sensation.
The main cake at the breakfast reception had a _____ .
The main cake of the breakfast reception had a duplicate. This was in case one of the cakes was damaged in any way. On their honeymoon, they visited the Mediterranean on the Britannia.
Did Diana wear something old, new, borrowed and blue?
Truly, she wore something old, new, borrowed and blue. Diana Spencer was definitely going with tradition.
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