When Princess Diana was Lady Di: A Look Back on the 30th Anniversary of Charles and Diana's Wedding

Once upon a time there was a romantic teenage girl, Lady Diana Spencer.

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Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer vacationing at Balmoral in May 1981 during their engagement.

Thirty years ago the world was enchanted by the freshness and vulnerability of an English girl — Lady Diana Spencer.

In recognition of the 30 years since Charles and Diana's royal wedding, The Morton Report hosts a retrospective with commentary on the at St. Paul's Cathedral, astrological analysis of royal wedding dates, Diana's jewelry, and details on the new royal wedding exhibit at Buckingham Palace.

Let's look back at Lady Di, the round-cheeked teenager who captured the hearts of the press and her country, with a gallery of photos tracing her progress from royal girlfriend to bride.

View gallery: When Princess Diana Was a Lady

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Charlotte Germane dishes the dirt on gardening in newsletters, radio shows, newspapers, and blogs. Follow her on Twitter to get the latest trowel-full of news. She live-blogged the Royal Wedding for The Morton Report and has series of royalty columns here.

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