Princess Diana Looks Like an Actual Disney Princess in This Unearthed Video from Her Wedding Day

An unearthed video clip from Princess Diana's 1981 wedding to Prince Charles is making the rounds on social media and Diana looks like a Disney princess.

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  • An unearthed clip from Princess Diana's wedding day is making the rounds on social media.
  • The clip offers a rare, closeup look at Diana's face as she walked down the aisle to marry Prince Charles.
  • With her traditional dress, glowing smile, and sparkling tiara, Diana looks like a Disney princess in the clip.

Uncontroversial opinion: Princess Diana (opens in new tab) was absolutely stunning, inside and out.

The late royal was (and is) beloved by royal fans around the globe, and has been since the moment she joined the royal family.

On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles (opens in new tab) in an elaborate, traditional wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, officially joining the ranks of the royal family.

Naturally, Diana looked beautiful (opens in new tab) on her big day in a traditional white gown with a huge train and quintessentially '80s, full, bulbous sleeves. Oh, and a tiara, naturally.

Instead of borrowing royal jewels for the occasion, Diana wore her family tiara (opens in new tab), the Spencer tiara, on her wedding day. And damn does that thing have some serious sparkle.

An unearthed video from Diana's wedding day (opens in new tab) is making the rounds on royal Instagram and the clip offers a rare, up-close look at Diana's beaming face (opens in new tab) (and SPARKLY AF TIARA) as she walked down the aisle to say "I do."

She looks like she was animated as a Disney princess (opens in new tab) and then came to life. On a related note, new theory: This clip inspired the movie Enchanted (opens in new tab).

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Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.