This issue of The New Yorker was published on July 27, 1981, just two days before the royal wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The cover art of this issue appears to depict some type of outdoor market taking place on a street in New York City. The New Yorker is one of several publications that are owned by Conde Nast, along with Vogue and Bon Appetit, so it is interesting to see which of these magazines chooses to address the upcoming (or recently past, depending on the date of publication) wedding. The wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana was widely regarded as the wedding and even event of the century, and it was widely documented in global media. However, as far as the cover of this New Yorker issue suggests, it was not a significant focus of this magazine despite it featuring a mixture of journalism, commentary, fiction, and satire.