Princess Diana and Prince Charles married in their spectacular royal wedding in 1981. However, after a hiccup in the wedding service, Prince Andrew teased his new sister-in-law, writes a royal author. Biographer Andrew Morton, in his 1983 book “Andrew: the Playboy Prince” takes a look at the historic wedding day.
Mr Morton writes: “It was the wedding of the decade when Charles married Lady Di and Andrew carried the ring to the marriage ceremony televised around the world from St Paul’s Cathedral.
“At the Buckingham Palace reception afterwards, clown prince Andrew was on his best form, teasing his new sister-in-law and telling the new Princess of Wales: ‘You married my father.’
“During the nervous wedding ceremony, Diana agreed to take the hand of Philip Charles Arthur George when she got her words twisted by mistake.”
The author also reveals that Charles and Diana’s historic balcony kiss – the first ever, which set the royal wedding tradition – was Andrew’s idea.
Prince Andrew and Princess Diana (Image: Getty)
Princess Diana made a slip and said "Philip" at the altar (Image: Getty)
He writes: “On the Palace balcony later, it was Andrew who was responsible for That Kiss.
“As bride and groom waved happily to the hundreds of thousands thronging outside the Palace, Andrew urged Charles: ‘Go on, give her a kiss’.