Royal Consent to the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981

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The Queen poses for a photograph with the engaged Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer at Buckingham Palace on this day in 1981, after a meeting of the Privy Council, during which the Queen gave Royal Consent to the marriage under the Royal Marriages Act. The Prince and Princess got married that July, and had two sons before divorcing in 1996.

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