On the cover in... 1981

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It was a royal ro­mance that would end in ac­ri­mony, di­vorce and ul­ti­mately tragedy, but none of that could have been pre­dicted when Prince Charles and his bride-to-be, Lady Diana Spencer, graced our cover ahead of their wed­ding on 29 July, 1981.

The ap­pointed pho­tog­ra­pher for the joy­ous oc­ca­sion was the Queen’s se­cond cousin, Patrick Lich­field, who cap­tured the cou­ple in a re­laxed pose be­fore their big day.

‘It’s im­por­tant that they shouldn’t ap­pear too undig­ni­fied,’ he told us, adding, ‘All the mod­ern roy­als are aware of cam­era power.’

Sealed with a kiss: Diana and Charles on their wed­ding day

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