35 Years of People

1974 to Now: PEOPLE's Biggest Stories

Celebrate our 35th anniversary with the newsmakers (Princess Diana! President Obama!) who shocked, moved and warmed the hearts of readers over the years

1981: DIANA REIGNS

With the impending nuptials of Prince Charles Windsor and Lady Diana Spencer, PEOPLE profiles the Brits (a dressmaker, a coachman and a chorus boy) who were preparing for the royal affair.

Read the full story in PEOPLE's Archive.