Flu Failed To Spoil Royal Wedding

Prince Charles and his new wife, Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, are now in Scotland on their honeymoon, after Saturday's much talked about wedding that was more than three decades in the making.

Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty magazine, tells The Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm, the only glitch was that the bride had a temperature.

"Poor Camilla, apparently, had a temperature of 102. She had that dreadful flu that's been going around in this country. So she must have felt dreadful," Seward says, expressing hope that the new Duchess of Cornwall will get lots of rest in Scotland.

CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports that while the pressure is off,the hats aren't.

The fashion signature of the new second-most important woman in Britain seems to be in the choice of headgear, in this case a chapeau that had to be held on during a blustery trip to church in Scotland over the weekend.

This was the first public outing of the newlyweds and the relief seemed to show. The official wedding photo released Monday shows smiles on all the right faces. Not just the happy couple's, but also the queen and Prince Phillip. And perhaps most importantly, Charles' sons, Will and Harry, seemed genuinely pleased as well.

There are even reports of Camilla's former husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, who was a guest at the wedding, had tosted the bride calling her "a bloody good woman," which in those circles is as high an accolade as there is.

If there was criticism on the day, it was of the event's somewhat clinical nature. It went out without a hitch, but also without a kiss. And this from a couple who has been reportedly in love for more than 30 years. There has been plenty of speculation as to the reason behind the lack of the royal pucker factor. But overall, it went off without a hitch.

There also was much talk about the prayer the couple used for the ceremony from the Book of Common Prayer saying, "We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed."

Asked if it was an apology of their affair, Seward says "That's part of the 1662 prayer book, which Charles is a great fan of. And in fact, that's quite common in church services to use that prayer book. The whole congregation joined in with it. I think a little more was made of that than was necessary. It's standard thing. Not in every service, but in a lot of services."

Certainly, all eyes were on the bride and what she was wearing. During the civil ceremony Camilla wore a chiffon dress, with an ivory oyster silk coat and large hat. For the blessing, she wore a porcelain blue silk dress, overworked with gold thread and a gold feather and crystal head-dress. How was the choice of attire received?

"Everybody loved it," Hilary Alexander, the fashion editor of the Daily Telegraph tells Storm, "I think it was quite, in a sense, predictable. Most commentators felt she would choose a coat and dress with a hat. We knew she would have a hat, because Philip Treacy had been announced as the milliner. But it (dress) was cut beautifully and it fitted like a dream. The chiffon dress underneath the silk coat had a hem that was embroidered with silk disks, so that was quite unusual. She didn't carry a posy just clutched a very small envelope clutch bag."

The head-dress made of feathers and crystals was a particular favorite, Alexander notes.
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