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The Balcony Kiss

The Prince and Princess of Wales Exchange a Public Kiss


In a crowd-pleaser, Prince Charles kissed his bride, the new Princess of Wales, Diana.
balcony kiss of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

The balcony kiss after the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, 1981.

Courtesy Library of Congress
After having two children together, Prince William and Prince Henry, and after much public scandal around their obviously-unhappy marriage, Charles and Diana formally separated in 1992 and divorced on August 28, 1996.

Charles and Diana's wedding kiss on the balcony began a tradition which was repeated by Charles and Diana's son, William, when he married his bride, Catherine Middleton, in 2011: Balcony Kiss, William and Catherine

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