For the first time, “The Royal Wedding” of Britain’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer can now be seen and enjoyed in high quality (4k) video. This restored version (by Associated Press) has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. The footage have been uploaded as a series of videos (one per reel) as the file size was too huge to be uploaded on YouTube.
“The restored 4K film is simply stunning and a world away from the 1980s videotape versions that we’re familiar with,” said Alwyn Lindsey, AP’s vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Lady Diana Spencer married Britain’s Prince Charles on July 29, 1981 to become the Princess of Wales, adding glamour to Britain’s royal family. It was the wedding that captivated the world.
Charles and Diana separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996, although people around the world had huge affection for Diana. A year later, she died in a high-speed car crash in Paris (on 31 August 1997).
Princess Diana’s India Visit
Princess Diana visited India in February 1992.
- Princess Diana visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, while Prince Charles attended a business meeting in Bangalore. The photo assumed so much importance because it signaled that Diana and Prince Charles were drifting apart.
Checkout Princess Diana’s awkward moment with husband Charles during a polo prize giving ceremony in Jaipur, India.
- Princess Diana visited the Mianpur Old Age Welfare Centre in Hyderabad and shook hands with people from low-castes (considered Untouchables).
- Diana visited Mother Teresa’s Hospice in Calcutta, where she met several patients and even comforted a dying woman. Unfortunately, the Princess of Wales could not meet Mother Teresa during her visit to India, although she managed to meet her in Rome later. The two became close friends, and even died within days of each other in 1997.