A fairytale wedding. Prince Charles was taking a long time to choose a wife. He was already 32. He always had plenty of girlfriends. Diana??™s sister Sarah was one of his girlfriend. He couldn??™t decide who to marry. Charles was a future king of Britain. So he had to choose well. Not every beautiful woman makes a good queen. Life in a royal family can be very hard. The royals spend a lot of time in a public. She must also be a girl from a good family. And Charles must be her first lover. In February 1981 the news finally came out: The prince Charles was getting married to lady Diana Spencer. The photos in the newspapers showed a pretty, quite girl with sweet smile. And a reports soon began to call her shy Di. Diana was the first English girl to marry a Prince of Wales for 500 years. And in private prince Charles said that the Spencers were more royal than the royals. It seemed that Diana and Charles were perfect together. People in Britain began to look forward to a fairytale wedding. Diana grew up with the royal family. But for a long time she didn??™t really know Charles. There are lots of families in the royal circle. And also Charles was 12 years older than her. He was already a young man when she was still a child. But when Diana was 16 they met to the countryside party. She was only a schoolgirl and Charles was more interested in his dog and a sport than in her. But from that time Diana put a photo of Charles by her bed. They met to the few more parties. But it was only in July 1980 that Charles began to look at Diana with new eyes. They were both staying with friends in the country. In the evening Diana sat next to Charles outside in the garden. She was telling him that she saw him in the funeral a year earlier. You looked so sad – she said ?? I thought it??™s wrong that you are along. You need someone to look after you. Charles??™s heart opened to her and from then on he was seriously interested in her. He asked her out for an evening of music with supper later in the Buckingham Palace. But he didn??™t give Diana much time. She only had 20 minutes to wash her hair and get ready. Maybe you will be the next queen of England ?? a friend told her. Diana only laughed. Than Charles asked her to go to Balmoral for the brain out games ?? the Scottish sport which happen every September. Diana??™s sister Jane was now married to Robert Fallows, the queen??™s personal secretary. They had a small house in the Royal Park at Balmoral. And Diana stayed there with her sister and husband. Prince Charles phoned her every day and they went for walks together. And till then no one guessed that the prince had a new girlfriend. But one day Charles and Diana were fishing down by the river Dee. Suddenly they noticed someone on the other side of the river. It was a reporter from a newspaper looking for royal news. Diana quickly run to hide behind some trees and used the mirror from her handbag to watch him. Two other photographers hurried to the same place by the river. They were all very exited trying to see this new woman in Charles??™s life. Diana escaped from them that day. But soon the reportes knew her name and it was in all the newspapers. Now her life began to change. The public wanted to know all about her. And paparazzi followed her everywhere. They followed her in her little red mini metro car. They phoned her in the middle of the night and waited for her outside the Young England school. Even when she agreed to a photograph they still made trouble. The lights were shining behind her skirt and showed all of her long beautiful legs. It was a very difficult time for a shy young girl. And the royal family didn??™t help her. Even Charles was known news by the photograph, Diana began to understand that even famous and popular people can be very much alone. When Prince Charles finally asked her to marry him in February 1981, she agreed. She arrived back at her flat very happy that night. Her friends were waiting for her. They knew that it was something special. Diana said: I??™ve got news for you but I must to the toilet first. So they all knocked on the toilet door until she told them. I??™m going to marry prince Charles ?? she called out half laughing and half crying. He gave her a beautiful blue ring and they were ready now for the photographs, the television recordings and the public appearances. Several times they had to answer the question: Are you in love Of course-answered Diana. But Charles was not so sure. His answer always seemed to be: Yes. But what does that mean. To the public it was real love. It was exciting news for Britain. Here was a fairytale price and princess bringing new color and life into the royal family. Diana now moved into Clarence house, the Queen mother??™s home and was safer there from the reports. Everyone was getting ready for the wedding. Over ten thousand presents arrived for Charles and Diana. She chose a young husband and wife ?? David and Elizabeth Emanuel to make a wedding dress. She made coffee for us ?? they remembered ?? Here was the future princess of Wales and we were students not so long ago. It was quite a surprise. But not everything was perfect. At the centre of the fairytale there was a black shadow. When Charles asked Diana to marry him, something strange happened. She suddenly felt deep inside that she would never be queen. She also knew that she would have a difficult job as Charles??™s wife. This did not stop her. But just before the wedding she became seriously worried. She suddenly understood that Charles??™s old girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles was still very important to him. Diana found a present from Charles to Camilla and he often telephoned her. Did Charles really love her or was he still in love with Camilla And Diana was no longer free. The happy days in her flat with her friends and a work with little children were all gone. The royal machine frightened her. There were so many royal rules and Buckingham Palace was a dead place for her. No one welcomed her when she arrived at Clarence House and no one told her how to do things. She still tried to enjoy herself. She escaped to Australia for a quite holiday with her mother where none of the paparazzi could find her. Backed to Clarence House she wanted to go on with her dancing. And so she asked to old teacher to come and work with her. But she knew that soon nothing would be the same. During one of her last lessons she said: In twelve days time I shall no longer be me. She got thinner and she even wanted to stop the wedding. Her sisters told her to go on. Bad luck! You??™ve got to do it. Your face is on the titles now ?? they said. So, on the 29 of July 1981 Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in St. Paul??™s Cathedral, London. It was a great day for England. More than a million people were out on the streets in the morning to way when she went by. In Britain everything stopped as people switched on the television. In many houses there were little parties. As families, friends and neighbors ?? all sat down together to enjoy themselves. Diana arrived to St. Paul??™s with her father. The church was full of important people from all over the world. Not only with the British royal family there but there were other kings and queens from Europe. There was beautiful music and the church was full of flowers. Diana looked wonderful in her long wedding dress which was almost white with the skirt very long at the back, with flowers in her hands and her heart full of hope she agreed to marriage Charles. I will ?? she said. Charles put the wedding ring on her finger. It was made of Walsh gold. This gold was a present to the royal family about 50 years earlier. And Diana??™s ring was made of the very last piece. Charles and Diana were now husband and wife. They promised to stay together all their lives. The crowds were shouting: Lady Di! Lady Di! Now changed the words to Princess Di! Princess Di! they went back to Buckingham Palace where Charles kissed his new wife in public. Then they left for their wedding holiday. First at a house court Borland??™s, then on the royal ship Britannia. Diana was suddenly the world??™s favorite woman. Her face really was on the titles and on cups, glasses, spoons and all kinds of things that people bought at the time of the royal wedding. They wanted something to record and remember that special day – the most important royal day since Elizabeth became queen in June 1953. In some ways Queen Elizabeth was still part of a picture which was painted by the famous Queen Victoria over a hundred years before. In this picture the royal family is a good Christian family. They show a polite face in public and keep all their problems secret. Royal children must land their country comes first and their personal life second. Sadly this can also give us a royal family which seems cold and far away. Queen Elizabeth did try to make the royal family more modern. Once most royal children studied at home, but her son, Prince Charles went away to school and university. In the 1960s television cameras recorded her home and her family life for the first time. So, the people began to know royal family a little bit better. But in the end it was not enough for modern time. So, could the fairytale marriage possibly have a happy ending Did Charles really love Diana when he married her He probably tried to do his best at the time, but it was difficult to him too. In the past kings and princess married to make the royal family stronger and to have children. Now Charles had to find the right wife for the royal family and marry for love. Could Diana be the perfect royal wife when she was also a modern girl In 1981 we didn??™t ask ourselves these questions. We all wanted to enjoy the fairytale while we could.