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29 July 2021, 16:04 | Updated: 30 July 2021, 09:47
Lady Diana wed the heir to the throne at St Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, 1981.
Forty years ago, Princess Diana and Prince Charles tied the knot in one of the most famous ceremonies of all time.
The late Princess of Wales stepped out of her state carriage in an iconic wedding dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, in front of a 600,000-strong crowd and an impressive TV audience of 28.4m people.
Among the music played during the grandiose affair was Gustav Holst's 'I Vow to Thee My Country' and Jeremiah Clarke's 'Prince of Denmark's March'.
In total, there were three choirs, three orchestras and a fanfare ensemble to mark the occasion: the Bach Choir, the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, the Choir of the Chapel Royal, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.
But what music did the royal couple choose for their big day?
Before the service:
During the Queen's procession:
Hymns during the wedding ceremony:
The signing of the register:
Leaving the cathedral: