List of wedding guests of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

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The guest list at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981 included many members of royal families from around the world, republican heads of state, and members of the bride's and groom's families. As Prince Charles was heir to the British throne, the event was automatically deemed a "state occasion", formally requiring the invitation of many foreign heads of state; in addition, the marriage of the prince, who remained a bachelor until the age of 32, to the 20-year-old Lady Diana drew much attention from around the world. The guest list for the wedding, which took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London, included 3,500 people.[1]

Relatives of the groom[edit]

House of Windsor[edit]

Other descendants of Queen Victoria[edit]

Teck-Cambridge family[edit]

Mountbatten family[edit]

Bowes-Lyon family[edit]

Relatives of the bride[edit]

Spencer family[edit]

  • The Earl and Countess Spencer, the bride's father and stepmother[2]
  • Lady Anne and Captain Christopher Wake-Walker, the bride's paternal aunt and uncle
    • Mrs and Mr Anthony Duckworth-Chad, the bride's first cousin and her husband
    • Mr and Mrs David Wake-Walker, the bride's first cousin and his wife
    • Mr and Mrs Richard Wake-Walker, the bride's first cousin and his wife
    • The Major Michael Wake-Walker, the bride's first cousin
    • Mrs and the Major Charles MacFarlane, the bride's first cousin and her husband
  • Captain the Hon. George Spencer, the bride's paternal great-uncle
    • Mr Robert Spencer, the bride's first cousin, once removed
  • Lady Margaret Douglas-Home, the bride's paternal great-aunt

Roche family[edit]

  • The Hon. Frances and Mr Peter Shand Kydd, the bride's mother and stepfather[2]
  • The Dowager Lady Fermoy, the bride's maternal grandmother
    • The Lord and the Lady Fermoy, the bride's maternal uncle and aunt
      • The Hon. Frances Roche, the bride's first cousin
      • The Hon. Maurice Roche, the bride's first cousin
      • The Hon. Hugh Roche, the bride's first cousin
    • The Hon. Mary and Mr Michael Gunningham, the bride's maternal aunt and uncle
      • Miss Alexandra Berry, the bride's first cousin
      • Miss Antonia Berry, the bride's first cousin
      • Mr Edward Berry, the bride's first cousin

Hamilton family[edit]

Foreign royalty[edit]

Reigning royalty[edit]

Deposed royalty[edit]

Politicians and diplomats[edit]

Governors-general[edit]

Courtiers[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Carolyn Pride, bride’s former flatmate & friend
  • Anne Bolton, bride’s former flatmate & friend
  • Virginia Pittman, bride’s former flatmate & friend
  • Sarah Ferguson, bride’s friend
  • Mary Robertson, bride’s former employer with her son Patrick
  • Kay King, bride’s former co-worker
  • Camilla Parker Bowles, groom’s friend with her son Tom Parker Bowles (groom’s godson)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981: Charles and Diana marry". BBC News. 29 July 1982. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Downie Jr., Leonard (29 July 1981). "Britain Celebrates, Charles Takes a Bride". The Washington Post. London. p. A01. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g R.W. Apple Jr. (25 July 1981). "PRINCE'S GUEST LIST EMBRACES KINGS AND CHARWOMEN". New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Read the Entire Royal Wedding Program from Charles and Diana's Nuptials". Vanity Fair. April 2011. p. 5. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana". gettyimages. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Lot #51: Princess Diana and Prince Charles Wedding Breakfast Program".
  7. ^ "Nancy Reagan Off To The Royal Wedding... And A Busy Schedule". The Evening Independent. 23 July 1981. Retrieved 30 April 2011.

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