Big Day For Charles And Camilla

Britain's Prince Charles and his bride Camilla Duchess of Cornwall leave St George's Chapel in Windsor, England following the church blessing of their civil wedding ceremony, Saturday April 9, 2005. AP/Alastair Grant, Pool

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are now married, reports CBS News Correspondent Mark Phillips, and Camilla is Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall.

The first official engagement of the newly married royal couple was the prayer service to bless the marriage that had just taken place.

Prince Charles and Camilla couldn't be married in an Anglican church because they are both divorced. They were married in a civil ceremony. There was no royal horse and carriage ride to a cathedral ceremony this time. Instead, Charles borrowed his mother's vintage Rolls-Royce. Instead of the massive crowd that normally gathers, several thousand dedicated souls lined the main street.

No moment was more anticipated than the arrival at the Guildhall. What would the bride be wearing? The answer: The bride was wearing an oyster silk basketweave coat with a herringbone stitch and a matching chiffon dress. She also wore a matching straw and lace hat with feather details. (Charles, in contrast to the military uniform he wore for his first wedding, donned formal morning wear.)

As Phillips reports, Camilla was never going to enter a "glamour-off" with the late Princess Diana, Charles' first wife. But the ensemble was well received, even if she looked uncomfortable with all the cameras clicking.

"Camilla looked completely terrified," royals watcher Ingrid Seward told Tracy Smith on The Saturday Early Show. "She had told friends beforehand that she was dreading all the photographers. She was dreading that moment when she'd have to pose for pictures. Actually, she didn't pose for pictures. She had a quick joke with Prince William and then dived into the car really quickly."
  • Ellen Crean

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