It happens every time the Prince of Wales gets married. In 1981, within weeks of Charles’ wedding to Diana, a young tearaway called Ian Botham marked the occasion by leading England to a stunning set of victories over Australia at cricket.
- Matthew Engel, Financial Times, 19.8.05
Proof that even Matthew Engel can talk bollocks sometimes. Or does he?
I've done some research: Prince of Wales' weddings - impact on Ashes series 1882-1979: