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...

After the cake was cut, Diana changed into her going-away outfit, a pink ensemble designed by Belville Sassoon. Charles' brothers had attached a "Just Married" sign, along with silver and blue balloons, to the carriage that brought the newlyweds to Waterloo Station. The couple took a train to Hampshire, where they spent two nights before leaving for a two-week Mediterranean cruise on the royal yacht Brittania.

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