Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s wedding may feel like it was just yesterday, however, it was actually 40 years ago.
In honor of the major milestone, BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, is releasing its new film, The Wedding of the Century. The documentary features beautifully restored archival footage from the nuptials, which took place at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981, as well as never-before-heard anecdotes from the day and interviews with key insiders involved in planning the record-breaking event.
PureWow recently got the opportunity to speak with royal photographer Kent Gavin, who was one of the main photographers shooting the nuptials. During the chat, Gavin opened up about the most important snap taken that day.
“The major picture of the day was on the Buckingham Palace balcony when Charles kissed Diana,” Gavin revealed. “Because that had never been done before. The Mirror ran about 20 pages on that day but the page one picture was that one because they had never seen anything like that.” See the image below.