16 November 2020, 15:01 | Updated: 16 November 2020, 23:31. For other inquiries, Contact Us. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Their age gap became a problem for the couple on their honeymoon. They’d been on only a few dates before 32-year-old Charles proposed to … Diana -- who died at age 36 after an auto crash in Paris in 1997 -- and Charles, now 71, married in 1981 and divorced in 1996. i just had to find that out from the crown??? Charles, on the other hand, was 29 years old when they met. There was a 12 year age gap between them – Diana being only 20 when she said her vows and married the 32-year-old Prince. Designed by husband-and-wife team David and Elizabeth Emanuel, Princess Diana's ivory gown was intricately embroidered with sequins, frilled lace, and 10,000 pearls. Lady Diana Spencer was only 19 when she married Prince Charles, who was more than a decade her senior. However, Charles and Diana met years before that when he was dating her sister. An estimated 750 million people watched the ceremony worldwide on TV, with the event broadcast in 50 countries and 100 television companies covering it. Diana was … Charles, on the other hand, was 29 years old when they met. Though she first met Prince Charles at the age of 16, she knew many people in his family: Queen Elizabeth II was her brother's godmother, and she played with Charles's brothers as a child. This was followed by an invitation to Balmoral(the royal famil… Charles and Diana at Balmoral in May 1981 (Photo by MSI / Mirrorpix / Getty Images)) The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. the absolute cruelty of charles and camilla to not only have their affair but to also mock diana and talk shit & call her immature when they were in their fucking 30s when diana had JUST turned 20 before the wedding... his gaslighting ass was 32 saying SHE was the issue #TheCrown pic.twitter.com/RSBUNGwPBH. Are you more @TheCValentine, @GinnyLemon69 or @its_tayce? There was a significant age gap between 16-year-old Lady Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of … They also forgot to kiss after exchanging vows. In one interview, Diana said she … 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. To add to tradition, Diana wore the Spencer family tiara, an 18th century-era heirloom. But Charles and Diana’s marriage would eventually break down, and the couple’s divorce was finalised in 1996. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding was described as a fairytale, The design for Diana's famous wedding dress, The royal couple wed in 1981 and were watched by millions, wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The Prince of Wales then married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. However, Charles and Diana met years before that when he was dating her sister. On July 29, 1981, Diana Spencer, wearing a sumptuous taffeta gown complete with a 25-foot train, made the three and a half minute walk down the aisle of St Paul's Cathedral in front of 3,000 guests and 750 million TV viewers (via BBC).By the end of the day, she'd become a princess. Charles was 32 years old when they tied the knot, while Diana was only 19. How old was Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles? Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images, Netflix, Olivia Rodrigo: 27 facts about the Drivers License singer, Sex Education season 3: Release date, spoilers, cast and, When does Riverdale season 5 start on Netflix? While her big sister may not have been head-over-heels, 16-year-old Diana evidently had a different impression, telling her friends that one day she was going to marry Prince Charles … The relationship progressed when he invited her aboard the royal yacht Britannia for a sailing weekend to Cowes. 3,500 guests made up the congregation at St Paul's Cathedral, but just 120 were invited to the reception at Buckingham Palace. By the end of 1981, Charles and Diana had got engaged, married … How Diana met Charles just TWELVE times before they married - but friend claims the princess insisted he was the only man she'd ever loved before her death Princess Diana… Yesterday (Nov 15), The Crown season 4 came out on Netflix and it's already the Number 1 show on the platform. An estimated 750-million people watched their nuptials at Westminster Abbey; Prince Charles was 33-years-old while the newly-ennobled Princess Diana was only 20 on their wedding day. Charles met Diana after she and Sarah both went to watch him play polo. Diana -- who died at age 36 after an auto crash in Paris in 1997 -- and Charles, now 71, married in 1981 and divorced in 1996. The ceremony was a traditional Church of England wedding service. Just like previous seasons, season 4 is based on the real history of the royal family. Two million spectators lined the route of Diana's procession from Clarence House, with 4,000 police and 2,200 military officers drafted in to manage the crowds. Charles was dating Diana's older sister Sarah at the time. The Crown season 4 viewers are only just realising the huge age difference between Princess Diana and Prince Charles. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Charles was dating Diana's older sister Sarah at the time. An estimated 750-million people watched their nuptials at Westminster Abbey; Prince Charles was 33-years-old while the newly-ennobled Princess Diana was only 20 on their wedding day. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. He was born on November 14th 1948. Take our #DragRaceUK quiz and find out … twitter.com/i/web/status/1…, Picture: By Diana’s count, she and Charles met just 13 times before getting married. WHEN a young Lady Diana Spencer wed the future King of England, Prince Charles, it was deemed a fairy tale come to life. They also forgot to kiss after exchanging vows. The show is filled with shocking moments but it's the age difference between Charles and Diana that's breaking the internet. Following a whirlwind romance, the pair married when the teenage Lady Di was just 19. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer took place on Wednesday, July 29, 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral. Designer Elizabeth Emanuel told the Daily Mail that the gown had to be "folded over and over" which caused the wrinkles. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Diana, Princess of Wales: a biography. She was 16 when they first met and only 19 when engaged. Diana is a 16-year-old schoolgirl when Charles visits Althorp, Diana's home, as a guest of her older sister, Lady Sarah Spencer. But turned kissing on the public balcony of Buckingham Palace into a royal tradition. READ MORE: The Crown fans are horrified by how Prince Charles treats Diana in season 4. Lady Diana was first introduced to Prince Charles when she was just 16 years old in November 1977. Instead of saying “Charles Philip,” Diana called her soon-to-be husband “Philip Charles Arthur George” at the altar. Unfortunately, Diana's dress was famously creased at the bottom. Another fan tweeted: "Eww a few scenes in and we have fully grown Charles being enamoured with a school age Diana. The wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana went down in history. Diana thought she would spend time with Charles, talking and gluing. When Prince Charles and Diana started dating each other in 1980, he was 31 years old and she was 18 years old. November 1977: Prince Charles meets Lady Diana Spencer. They were guests at a country weekend during the summer of 1980 when she watched him play polo and he took a serious interest in Diana as a potential bride. As teased last year, season 4 sees Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) join the series and it's every bit as dramatic as you would expect. The Prince of Wales and Diana were married on July 29, 1981 – 28 days after her 20th birthday. Charles was 32 years old when they tied the knot, while Diana was only 19. The age difference, as well as Charles's frequent questionable behaviour , soon got in the way. How to, Millie Bobby Brown: 32 facts you (probably) didn't know, Every song Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett have, Noah Beck blasts Instagram for taking down his NSFW, Billie Eilish claps back at claims she overlined her lips, The Crown fans are horrified by how Prince Charles treats Diana in season 4. However, it wasn't until mid-1980, when Diana had turned 18 years old, that they began dating. How old was Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles? The Crown season 4 is finally here and it introduces Diana but fans cannot get over how old she was when she met Charles. The fabric for the dress was specially spun at a British silk farm and had a train that was 25-feet long. Given their significant age difference, Princess Diana was notably still quite young, just over 30, when she and Prince Charles separated in 1992. This was because the princess-in-waiting had to be stuffed into her carriage on the way to St Paul's Cathedral, due to the excessive amount of fabric used for the dress. The 20-year-old Diana (to Charles’ 32, a 12-year age gap) was the only one who didn’t shrink away from taking on the role. Spoiler Warning: This contains spoilers about The Crown Season 4, specifically about the relationship between Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, the soon-to-be Princess Diana. Charles was 32 years old when they tied the knot, while Diana had only just turned 20. When Prince Charles and Diana started dating each other in 1980, he was 31 years old and she was 18 years old. Charles and Diana married in July 1981 and had two children, Prince William and Prince Harry. The dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Alan Webster, presided at the service, and the archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, conducted the marriage. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. ", Eww a few scenes in and we have fully grown Charles being enamoured of a school age Diana #TheCrown pic.twitter.com/sVMrdEGA5V, There’s a lot of talk of Margaret Thatcher being glamorised by Gillian Anderson in @netflix #TheCrown but I was misled by the on-screen pairing of Charles and Diana. Instead of saying “Charles Philip,” Diana called her soon-to-be husband “Philip Charles Arthur George” at the altar. The age difference, as well as Charles's frequent questionable behavior, soon got … Diana Spencer impresses both Prince Charles and the Royal family in a visit to Balmoral Castle on The Crown Season 4, Episode 2, “The Balmoral Test.” But Charles still expresses a big reservation about proposing: […] Here's how it might have affected their marriage and eventual divorce. According to an anecdote from Tina Brown's, The Diana Chronicles, Charles, then 17, once interrupted five-year-old Diana's "tea party" with Andrew. Princess Diana started a relationship with Prince Charles when she was just 18. Charles and Diana met at the Spencer family home in Althorp, when she was 16 and he was 29, according to The Telegraph. He was 32. pic.twitter.com/mY7wbsJeTi, Me seeing 29yo Prince Charles giving 16yo Diana the glad eye #TheCrown pic.twitter.com/PqLn3l2q1Y. Their age gap became a problem for the couple on their honeymoon. How old was Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles? They’d been on only a few dates before 32-year-old Charles proposed to 19-year-old Diana in 1981, according to Robert Jobson in his new book, Charles at 70: Thoughts, Hopes, and Dreams. Diana was just 20 … November 1977: Prince Charles meets Lady Diana Spencer. The Prince of Wales then married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. One viewer of The Crown tweeted: "I was today years old when I learned that Charles was 29 when he met a 16-year-old Diana and said 'I remember thinking what a very jolly and amusing and attractive 16-year-old she was,'" alongside a meme from The Inbetweeners in which Simon says: "I dunno, I think that's a bit dodgy mate." who was going to tell me diana spencer was EIGHTEEN when charles, age THIRTY-ONE, started dating her?? Princess Diana started a relationship with Prince Charles when she was just 18. The future King was famously in a relationship with Lady Sarah Spencer, before Diana. The 20-year-old Diana (to Charles’ 32, a 12-year age gap) was the only one who didn’t shrink away from taking on the role. According to royal biographer Ingrid Seward, Charles felt "pushed" into marrying Diana by his father, Prince Philip. "The Crown" Season 4 shows Prince Charles reluctantly agree to marry Princess Diana while his true affections lie with Camilla—but experts point to a very old fashioned explanation. Charles later married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. Following a whirlwind romance, the pair married when the teenage Lady Di was just 19. Emma and Josh look far closer in age. The age difference, as well as Charles's frequent questionable behaviour , soon got in the way. Following … It has since gone viral. Charles and Diana met at the Spencer family home in Althorp, when she was 16 and he was 29, according to The Telegraph. Lady Diana was first introduced to Prince Charles when she was just 16 years old in November 1977. 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The public did not initially accept her, especially following Princess Diana’s death in 1997, but she married Prince Charles in 2005. Here's how it might have affected their marriage and eventual divorce. Diana passed away when she was just 36 years old in 1997. Given the fact that Diana was still a child when she met Charles, many people are shocked by their age difference. Maiden name: Diana Frances Spencer Born: 1 July 1961 at Park House, the home that her parents rented on Queen Elizabeth II’s estate at Sandringham Died: 31 August 1997, in a car accident in Paris (aged 36) Married to: Prince Charles (m. 1981–96) Height: 1.78 m Children: Prince William (born 1982) and Prince Harry (born 1984) Lady Diana Spencer was only 19 when she married Prince Charles, who was more than a decade her senior. He is currently 72 years old. Prince Charles and Princess Diana's grand royal wedding on July 29, 1981 seemed the stuff of fantasy—but according to one of Diana's friends, the reality was far from picture perfect. She was born on July 1st 1961. Andrew Morton’s shocking book Diana: Her True Story was released the same year, detailing Diana’s jealousy over Charles’ involvement with Camilla. He was born on November 14th 1948. Declared the "most closely guarded secret in fashion history," Lady Di's wedding dress was a complete mystery until its dramatic unveiling on the big day. But turned kissing on the public balcony of Buckingham Palace into a royal tradition. From the outset, the match between Charles and Diana had never been exactly spot-on. We all know that that the marriage didn't last, but before that, the couple had the most spectacular wedding which was watched by millions of people all around the world. Diana thought she would spend time with Charles, talking and gluing. The dress cost an estimated £151,000, which in 2020 money would be around £310,000. Diana is a 16-year-old schoolgirl when Charles visits Althorp, Diana's home, as a guest of her older sister, Lady Sarah Spencer. He was then dating her older sister, Lady Sarah. He then proposed to Diana in February 1981 and they got married in July that year. Charles reportedly took an immediate romantic interest in Diana. Princess Diana started a relationship with Prince Charles when she was just 18. Lady Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, the Queen's eldest son and heir apparent, when she was 16 in November 1977. She was born on July 1st 1961. Princess Diana and Prince Charles romance: Princess Diana was aged 20 when they were married (Image: PA) READ MORE Princess Diana 'transformed' by Australia tour with Prince Charles Given their significant age difference, Princess Diana was notably still quite young, just over 30, when she and Prince Charles separated in 1992. 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