The Royals

Celebrating 60 Years: The Queen's Milestone Moments

As Britain's monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, we take a look back at the highlights of her reign

WEDDING FEVER

Long before Will and Kate became Britain's favorite newlyweds, the proud queen was guest of honor at the July 29, 1981 fairy-tale wedding of her eldest son, Prince Charles, to Lady Diana Spencer. The televised nuptials broke records when an unprecedented 750 million viewers worldwide tuned in to watch shy Di marry her Prince Charming.