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Prince William and Kate Wedding: Contrasts to Princess Diana and Prince Charles Wedding

princess dianaThe wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles on July 29, 1981 was a sharp contrast to Prince William and Kate’s wedding this morning.

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (aka Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge) was so personal and the bride and groom were so sweet!

When Prince William saw his bride he mouthed, “You look beautiful.”, and then quietly said, “I love you” to Kate.  The intimate moment between Prince William and his bride was a huge contrast to the wedding of Prince William’s mother and father.

When 20-year-old Diana Spencer married Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral as 750 million viewers watched on TV and another 600,000 lined the streets of London. The couple barely knew each other, in comparison to William and Kate who have been dating for over 10 years!

Princess Diana was ever present at today’s Royal Wedding. The first hymn in the wedding ceremony was also played at Princess Diana’s funeral,  media pundits were buzzing about the fact that William chose this hymn.

The fact that Prince William was so open with his love for his bride, telling her he loved her in front of billions of people, was a moment his mother Princess Diana would have loved.  She wanted her sons to express their emotions rather than keep their feelings stuffed in like their father Prince Charles.

Elton John, who was a close friend of Princess Diana told ABC News:

“The last time we were in Westminster Abbey, my heart sank when I saw those two boys walking behind the coffin.”

“And the next time we are in the Abbey it’s to see him walking up the aisle with a beautiful woman and the love of his life,” said John, who has since been knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his music. “I think it’s the most joyous result and I’m sure Diana would be very, very happy about it.”

Make sure to keep up with Babble’s live blog of this fabulous and romantic event!

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