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Britain's Princess Diana and Prince Charles wave to the cameras and onlookers following their fairytale wedding in July 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral, London. To everyone, the smiling royals in the glass coach seemed like a dream couple.

Princess Diana‘s wedding tiara gave her a “cracking headache” said her brother, Charles Spencer, in an interview on the American program, “Entertainment Tonight.” 

Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, described how he was able to spend some time with Diana, Princess of Wales, after her marriage to Britain’s Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. The royal wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million. Spencer recalled being with his sister that memorable day: 

”In the evening we all went to a sort of semi-private party and she was there and she seemed incredibly relaxed and happy and I just remember she had a cracking headache too, because she wasn’t used to wearing a tiara all morning,” said the aristocrat during the interview posted on the U.S. show’s website. 

Diana’s wedding tiara – which is known now as the “Spencer Tiara” – is a Spencer family piece with an elaborate design of stylized flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings. Princess Diana (1961-1997) wore this and other tiaras (or coronets) many times during her lifetime. 

Princess Diana wears the Spencer tiara at a 1983 dinner banquet in New Zealand.

Earl Spencer added that he still has a piece of his sister’s wedding cake with her name on it. 

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