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April 25th, 2011
03:45 PM ET

Royal wedding brings back memories of Princess Diana

Editor's note: Bonnie Fuller is the president and editor-in-chief of HollywoodLife.com and HollyBaby.com. She was formerly the chief editorial director of American Media Inc. and the editor-in-chief of Us Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and YM magazines.

(CNN) - I'll never forget watching Lady Diana Spencer tie the knot with Charles, the Prince of Wales, on July 29, 1981. Like most women in the Western world, I'd been obsessed with "The Royal Engagement" since the shocking announcement that Charles was finally giving up his single status at the fairly old age of 32, to marry the adorable 20-year-old Diana.

I was as naïve as the poor unsuspecting Diana and had no idea that this wasn't a real fairy tale romance. I breathlessly read the stories about how the pair had met through her older sister, Sarah Spencer, whom Charles had once dated! And I closely followed the endless speculation about who would design Diana's dress.

If you think that the media and the public have gone hog wild over Prince Williams' wedding to Kate Middleton, you'd be surprised by how we were whipped into even more of a royal frenzy by the Diana and Charles nuptials.

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