Today in History for December 9th

Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in 1981 in a lavish ceremony

Their marriage was televised around the world and watched by nearly a billion people

Their marital problems eventually became public

Prince Charles and Princess Diana did not reconcile after their separation and in August 1996

Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Pari

On December 9, 1992, the Prince and Princess of Britain issued a statement announcing their separation after 11 years of marriage.

The news was made public by Prime Minister John Major

It was an “unhappy ending today to a storybook marriage gone badly wrong.”