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Di-hard Trivia: How Much Do You Know About Charles and Di's Wedding?
by Staff
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?

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St. Paul's Cathedral

How many people took to the streets to see the royal bride and groom on their big day?

  • 50,000
  • 100,000
  • 600,000

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?

  • banks
  • government offices
  • almost all businesses in Britain

How old was Diana when she married Prince Charles?

  • 18
  • 20
  • 25

How many people were invited to Charles and Di's wedding?

  • 500
  • 2,000
  • 3,500

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 limousine
  • a horse-drawn coach
  • her personal car

Who rode in the carriage with Diana?

  • her father, Earl Spencer
  • the queen
  • no one

It was a pretty cramped ride for Diana in that carriage. What took up most of the room?

  • her dress
  • her bodyguards
  • 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 fabric
  • the length of the train
  • the wrinkles

How long was Di's train?

  • 15 feet
  • 25 feet
  • 50 feet

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?

  • Versace
  • Christian Lacroix
  • Elizabeth and David Emanuel

What popular wedding gown silhouette did Diana wear?

  • A-line
  • ball gown
  • mermaid

From what fabric was Diana's dress constructed?

  • silk taffeta
  • silk gazar
  • satin

The sleeves of Diana's gown were:

  • puffy
  • slim, bracelet-length
  • 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
  • meringue shape
  • duchess drape

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?

  • 45 seconds
  • three and a half minutes
  • five 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
  • Prince Charles

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 tuxedo
  • a suit of armor
  • the uniform of a Naval Commander

What color was Prince Charles' sash?

  • black
  • blue
  • white

What did Prince Charles wear around his neck when he wed Diana?

  • a ribbon from his mother's wedding bouquet
  • his Naval ring
  • a cross

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
  • Camilla Parker-Bowles
  • his cousin

What time of day did the ceremony take place?

  • morning
  • afternoon
  • evening

How many bridesmaids did Diana have?

  • two
  • five
  • eight

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?

  • none
  • two
  • five

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?

  • canary yellow
  • white -- she's the queen and can wear whatever she wants
  • aquamarine

What kind of service did Charles and Diana have?

  • traditional Church of England
  • Catholic
  • multi-denominational

What kind of bouquet did Diana carry?

  • posy
  • cascade
  • arm sheaf

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
  • Victoria's primrose
  • Arthurian larkspur

What piece of greenery in Diana's bouquet adhered to a royal tradition?

  • mistletoe
  • ivy
  • myrtle

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?

  • May
  • June
  • July

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?

  • Diana Spencer
  • 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.
  • They fed each other a slice of wedding cake.
  • They kissed on the balcony.