Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010

Prince Charles and Lady Di, 1996

All the pomp in the world couldn't keep Prince Charles, heir to the English throne, and Lady Diana Frances Spencer together. Hundreds of millions of people watched their televised wedding in 1981. When they divorced in 1996, it was a TIME cover story. Diana lost the title Her Royal Highness but not her iconic status, which persists more than a decade after her death. Charles married longtime mistress Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.