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Diana, Princess of Wales, 50th birthday (26 images)

Updated: July 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Lady Diana Spencer, age 19, who is being wildly reported in some Fleet Street papers to marry Prince Charles, leaves her home on November 12, 1980. Reports are that the announcement will be made Friday 11/14, when Charles celebrates his 32nd birthday. The heir to the throne has been auditioning future queens for 12 years. Buckingham Palace say "there is nothing imminent, and an engagement announcement is pure speculation" (UPI Photo/B. Smith/FILES)
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Princess Diana responds to reporters' questions after she and her husband Prince Charles toured the National Gallery of Art on November 10, 1985. The royal couple viewed a special exhibit entitled "The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting". (UPI Photo/Doug Mills/Files)
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Prince Charles and Lady Diana pose for a photo on the grounds of Buckingham Palace following their engagement, February 24, 1981. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Londoners reading the headlines of a London evening newspaper announcing the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer, outside of Buckingham Palace, February 24, 1981. (UPI Photo/J. Eggitt/Files)
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HRH Prince Charles, his fiancé Lady Diana Spencer, and HRH Queen Elizabeth pose for pictures together for the first time at Buckingham Palace 3/27/1981. The Prince and Queen Elizabeth attended a privy council meeting which gave him permission to marry. They posed for pictures after the meeting, which lady Diana did not attend. (UPI Photo/Pool/FILES)
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A map showing the route the couple of Prince Charles and Lady Diana will take through London on their wedding day, July 29, 1981, from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's Cathedral. (UPI Photo/Karl Gude/Files)
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In the year's big happy story, the Prince and Princess of Wales kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 27, 1981. The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, married the Lady Diana Spencer to the delight of millions. (UPI Photo/Files)
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