Overloaded with Will & Kate royal wedding "news"? You haven't seen anything yet. We've yet to reach the level of hysteria that accompanied the announcement of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles' engagement exactly 30 years ago. Diana's wedding in July of 1981, included 27 wedding cakes, few friends, and 1 billion spectators. Let's take a look at the wedding that started it all...

At the wedding luncheon, 120 guests were served brill in lobster sauce, chicken breasts stuffed with lamb mousse, and strawberries with Cornish cream. The royal couple had 27 wedding cakes, with the official wedding cake (pictured) made by the Naval Armed Forces. The five foot cake, which Charles sliced with a ceremonial sword, featured the prince's coat of arms, Diana's family crest, an ornamental "C" and "D," and was topped with roses, lilies of the valley, and orchids.

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