Di-hard Trivia: How Much Do You Know About Charles and Di's Wedding?
Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, had a now-legendary wedding that was so spectacular, it set the bar for every future royal ceremony. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Charles and Di's big day.
Where did Charles and Di's wedding take place?
St. Paul's Cathedral
How many people took to the streets to see the royal bride and groom on their big day?
Di's engagement ring was:
a huge diamond on a gold band
a large sapphire surrounded by diamonds
a simple gold band
Which businesses were closed on Charles and Diana's wedding day?
almost all businesses in Britain
How old was Diana when she married Prince Charles?
How many people were invited to Charles and Di's wedding?
Charles and Diana's wedding was one of the most popular:
television programs ever broadcast
royal family reunions of the 1980s
events that featured a horse and carriage
Lady Diana arrived to the ceremony in:
a horse-drawn coach
her personal car
Who rode in the carriage with Diana?
her father, Earl Spencer
It was a pretty cramped ride for Diana in that carriage. What took up most of the room?
It was just a really small carriage.
Diana's gown is still considered one of the most beautiful wedding dresses ever created, but what did snarky commentators point out when criticizing the gown?
the length of the train
How long was Di's train?
What did the public know about Princess Diana's wedding dress before the big day?
The public knew the designer, but nothing else.
Diana revealed the neckline and silhouette, but no other details.
Princess Diana's dress was kept a secret until the big day.
Who designed Di's wedding dress?
Elizabeth and David Emanuel
What popular wedding gown silhouette did Diana wear?
From what fabric was Diana's dress constructed?
The sleeves of Diana's gown were:
nonexistent -- she wore a strapless gown
OK, so we've established that she wore a ball gown, but let's get even more technical. Diana's dress is considered an example of a ____ style.
true princess silhouette
The neckline of Diana's dress was:
flirty sweetheart with a modest plunge
frilled with lace
perky mandarin collar
What trinket did Diana carry with her for good luck?
a tiny horseshoe
a rabbit's foot
a picture of her parents
How long did it take Diana to walk down the red-carpeted aisle after she got out of the carriage?
three and a half minutes
Who escorted Diana up the steps of St. Paul's?
her father, Earl Spencer
two bridesmaids and a chauffeur
all of the above
What kind of shoes did Diana wear?
satin shoes adorned with sapphires
white leather shoes trimmed with diamonds
silk duchess satin slippers covered with pearls
Besides being made from a pricey material, dyed with a special color and covered in pearls, how else were Diana's slippers special?
They were marked with a "C" and "D" for Charles and Diana.
They had a centuries-old postage stamp sewn into the fabric.
They were exact duplicates of Queen Victoria's wedding shoes from her wedding in 1840.
What did Princess Diana call her groom, Charles Phillip Arthur George, when saying her vows?
Charles Phillip Arthur George
Phillip Charles Arthur George
Diana might've mixed up her royal hubby's name during the ceremony, but Prince Charles wasn't without his verbal blunders, either. He said:
"thy goods" instead of "thy worldly goods"
"Dinana" instead of "Diana"
"yes" instead of "I do"
What did Charles wear to the ceremony?
a suit of armor
the uniform of a Naval Commander
What color was Prince Charles' sash?
What did Prince Charles wear around his neck when he wed Diana?
a ribbon from his mother's wedding bouquet
his Naval ring
Which of the following is not true about Camilla Parker-Bowles?
Camilla did not attend Charles and Di's wedding.
Camilla dated Charles before he married Di.
Camilla eventually married Charles in 2005.
At whom did Prince Charles wink as he walked down the aisle?
his mother, the queen
What time of day did the ceremony take place?
How many bridesmaids did Diana have?
How old were Di's bridesmaids?
They were all younger than the bride.
They were all older than the bride.
Their ages varied.
How many groomsmen did Prince Charles have?
Every bride needs something old, something borrowed and something blue. What did Diana use?
an old family ring, a borrowed chain necklace and a blue garter
old lace, a borrowed tiara and a blue bow
an old gold locket, a borrowed ring and blue hose
What color did the queen wear?
white -- she's the queen and can wear whatever she wants
What kind of service did Charles and Diana have?
traditional Church of England
What kind of bouquet did Diana carry?
What kind of flowers did Diana include in her bouquet?
peonies, heather and white roses
stephanotis, gardenias and orchids
irises, red roses and orchids
What is the name of the very rare bloom in Diana's bouquet?
Earl Mountbatten roses
What piece of greenery in Diana's bouquet adhered to a royal tradition?
What did Diana do with her bouquet?
She placed it on the Unknown Warrior's tomb.
She tossed it to her bridesmaids.
She kept it; you can still see it today in a collection of Diana's gowns and personal effects.
The questions have gotten tough! We'll give you a break with an easy one -- in what month did Charles and Diana marry?
What tradition did Diana break when taking her vows?
She never promised to "obey" the prince.
She never promised to bear Charles any children.
She never promised to take Charles "for poorer" since she knew she wouldn't have to.
What was Diana's name before she married into the Windsor clan?
Lady Diana Spencer
Diana of Wales
When did Diana officially become a princess?
as soon as she said "I do"
30 days after the union was finalized
never -- she wasn't a royal by birth and only kept the title as long as she was married to Charles
Before exiting the cathedral with her new husband, what did Diana do for the queen?
She gave her the sprig of myrtle from her bouquet.
She performed a curtsy.
She embraced her.
What music was played as Diana and Charles left St. Paul's?
Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"
Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"
Handel's "Allegro Maestoso"
After their open-top carriage ride back to Buckingham Place, Prince Charles and Princess Diana made one final appearance for the crowds. What did they do?
They made a champagne toast to the people of Britain.