People: Nov. 9, 1981

She came into the land of harsh, brooding mountains and the eternal, green-blue Irish Sea, a princess and stranger. But she charmed the countrymen thoroughly and soon they welcomed her as their princess and friend. The trip to Wales last week by Prince Charles, 32, and Diana, Princess of Wales, 20, was their first formal appearance since their marriage last July and marked Diana's official debut on the job. The threeday, 400-mile journey by train coach and Rolls-Royce, was a wearying one, but it never showed on the royal brows. Diana plunged into...

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