List of wedding guests of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer
The guest list at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981 included many members of royal families from across 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 across the world. The guest list for the wedding, which took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London, included 3,500 people.
British Royal Family and relatives
- The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, the groom's parents
- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the groom's maternal grandmother
- The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, the groom's aunt
- Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, the groom's grandaunt
- The Duke and Duchess of Kent, the groom's cousin, once removed and his wife
- Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the groom's cousin, once removed and his wife
- Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Mrs Ogilvy and The Hon. Mr Angus Ogilvy, the groom's cousin, once removed and husband
- Lady May Abel Smith the groom's second cousin, once removed
- Lady Mary Whitley the groom's second cousin, once removed
Spencer and Fermoy families and relatives
- The Earl Spencer, the bride's father
- The Hon. Mrs Peter Shand Kydd, the bride's mother
- Lady Anne Wake-Walker, the bride's paternal aunt
- The Dowager Baroness Fermoy, the bride's maternal grandmother
- The Baron Fermoy, the bride's maternal uncle
- The Hon. Miss Mary Cynthia Roche, the bride's maternal aunt
Politicians and diplomats
- François Mitterrand, the President of the French Republic
- Karl Carstens, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Bülend Ulusu, the Prime Minister of Turkey, and his wife
- Nancy Reagan, the First Lady of the United States
- Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Sir Zelman Cowen, Governor-General of Australia, and Lady Cowen
- Sir Gerald Cash, Governor-General of the Bahamas, and Lady Cash
- Sir Deighton Lisle Ward, Governor-General of Barbados, and Lady Ward
- Edward Schreyer, Governor-General of Canada, and Mrs Schreyer
- Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Governor-General of Fiji, and Lady Lelea Seruwaia Balekiwai
- Sir Paul Scoon, Governor-General of Grenada, and Lady Scoon
- Sir Florizel Glasspole, Governor-General of Jamaica, and Lady Glasspole
- Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay, Governor-General of Mauritius, and Lady Burenchobay
- Sir David Beattie, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Lady Beattie
- Sir Tore Lokoloko, Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, and Lady Lokoloko
- Sir Baddeley Devesi, Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, and Lady Devesi
- Sir Sydney Gun-Munro, Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Were not present
- The King and Queen of Spain
- The President of Greece
- The President of the Republic of Ireland
- The President of the State of Malta
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