London, May 18 (ANI): Princess Diana was left with a splitting headache because of the tiara she wore on the day of her wedding with Prince Charles, her brother Earl Spencer has revealed.
The Princess of Wales’ brother was just a 16-year-old schoolboy when his elder sister became a member of the royal family after marrying Charles.
But he has described how at the time he did not realise the significance of the marriage or how Diana had been transformed in the public”s eyes into an international icon.
Charles Spencer, 45, returned to the grounds of St Paul”s Cathedral for the first time since it staged his sister”s wedding on July 29, 1981, for an interview with the American show Entertainment Tonight.
The Earl described that he could spend some time with Diana after the ceremony, which was telecasted for an estimated global audience of 750 million.
””In the evening we all went to a sort of semi-private party and she was there and she seemed incredibly relaxed and happy and I just remember she had a cracking headache too, because she wasn”t used to wearing a tiara all morning,”” the Telegraph quoted the aristocrat as saying in the interview.
The tiara was a Spencer family piece and has an elaborate design of stylised flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings.
Diana went on to wear it and others many times during her lifetime.
He said that along with his memories of the day he still has a piece of his sister”s wedding cake with her name on it.
””The first moment of the day I remember was going to see Diana as she was getting ready in her wedding dress, and before that she was just my big sister,’” he said.
””But then when I walked in that day I thought my goodness they”ve transformed her into, I have to say, a very beautiful woman. She did become that day a sort of fairytale princess. It was almost like she was handed over to the world that day,” he added.
The Earl also said: ””I remember sort of going home at the end of the day and thinking, ”Well, that”s that,” and not realising what a global phenomenon both the day had been and that Diana had become.”” (ANI)