The Spencer family has been closely associated with the British royal family for several generations, and Diana's grandmothers, Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer, and Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, served as maids of honor to Queen Mother Elizabeth. This was probably one of the reasons why Queen Elizabeth II so quickly agreed to the marriage of her eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles, to the 20-year-old Lady Diana.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their engagement day / Photo: Associated Press

On the eve of the wedding, Charles also admitted to Lady Dee that he did not feel the same feelings for her as she did for him. Once, during a party on the occasion of Prince Andrew's 21st birthday, Diana really wanted to dance with her future husband, but Charles sat in his office all evening and did not come down to the guests. When the future princess returned home, she was very upset because Charles had been away for a long time due to a trip to America, but had shown no interest in her when he returned. Then Diana announced to her father that she was not going to return to the palace and intended to break off the engagement. John Speser was just the man to tell his daughter that it would be rude to break off her engagement to the future king so close to the wedding.

Princess Diana and her father Earl Spencer on her wedding day with Prince Charles, July 29, 1981 / Photo: Associated Press

On 29 July 1981, the 8th Earl Spencer accompanied his daughter in a carriage to her own wedding.

We will remind you that earlier we told you that Princess Diana described in her biography what she was most nervous about at the wedding with Charles.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day, July 29, 1981 / Photo: Associated Press