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Charles and Di wedding pictures auctioned

September 24, 2015 - UNITED STATES

Behind-the-scenes photographs taken at 1981's "fairytale" wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer are to be auctioned in Boston. The couple divorced in 1996 and Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris the following year.

* When Price Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, July 29, 1981, in St Paul's Cathedral, the event attracted an estimated global TV audience of 750 million people.

* Lord Lichfield, the Queen's first cousin once removed, was the only photographer allowed to take informal pictures of the royal family and their guests when they returned to Buckingham Palace after the wedding. Lord Lichfield died in 2005 at the age of 66 after suffering a stroke.

* An album was presented to Prince Charles and Princess Diana to commemorate their wedding. The pictures being auctioned were not included in the album and comprise seven black-and-white glossy 10 x 8 photos, seven color satin-finish 7 x 5 photos.

* The Remarkable Rarities Auction is handling the sale.

Photos from Diana and Charles's wedding to be auctioned

Princess Diana and Prince Charles never-before-seen 1981 wedding photos up for auction

Remarkable Rarities

#8001 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles Original Wedding Photographs

Date written/update: 2015-08-24