Limited Signature Edition 19
H R H Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
Limited to 4000 Sets - Issued in 1981
The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on July 29, 1981, at St Paul’s Cathedral. More than 600,000 people lined the roads of London, hoping to glimpse the happy couple, and many millions more watched it on TV around the world.
The Royal Wedding Group pictured above is really composed of two parts :
The Limited Edition dolls, whose issue quantity was capped at 4000 sets, comprised Prince Charles and Lady Diana only.
The Archbishop and the two bridesmaids were not part of the Limited Edition set, but were sold to complete it - hence their inclusion here.
The model of Princess Diana is very unusual amongst Nisbet dolls, because she does not have a mohair wig - instead, she has a moulded plastic hairpiece. (We think that Lady Diana's short hairstyle could not be properly reproduced with a mohair wig - and the moulded hairpiece was the better option)
Robert Runcie served with distinction as a Tank Commander in the Scots Guards, and was awarded the Military Cross. Later, he became Bishop of St Albans, and was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1980.
Lady Sarah, (the dark haired bridesmaid), is the second child of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon. She was seventeen years old at the time of the Wedding
Clementine (blonde haired) is the Great Granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, and was only five years old when she was Bridesmaid at the Royal Wedding
The complete Limited Edition set consisted of the following two dolls :
- P/1004 - H R H Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
- P/1005 - Lady Diana Spencer
- P/429 - Archbishop of Canterbury
- P/430 - Elder Bridesmaid (Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones)
- P/431 - Younger Bridesmaid (Clementine Hambro)
The slideshow below displays the entire "Royal Wedding (Charles and Diana)" doll collection
The doll pictures will auto run as a slide show in the window above.
Press F5 (function key 5 on your keyboard), to re-start the slide show.
Alternatively, you may control the slideshow manually – follow the steps below :
- Place the cursor at the bottom of the window to access thumbnail and navigation control bar
- Click on the “?” (question mark) symbol (bottom left hand side of the control bar) for a detailed explanation of the controls
- See a full screen slideshow by clicking on the “Square with Arrow” symbol (2nd from right on the control bar)
- Use the keyboard arrow keys to move forward and back through the slideshow, as desired
- Use the “ESC” key to leave full screen mode