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Britain's latest Royal Wedding
The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles have finally become husband and wife - more than 30 years after their romance first began.
Prince Charles and the new Duchess of Cornwall entered arm-in-arm to make their solemn vows. After the ceremony, the couple walked around and chatted to members of the public gathered outside the chapel.
Security was extra tight around Windsor with marksmen on rooftops, officers mingling in the crowd and police with sniffer dogs patrolling the route. However, the only public disturbance was a streaker who broke away from the crowd and was quickly apprehended by police.
After the walkabout the new Royal couple returned to Windsor Castle for a service of blessing led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. About 800 of the couple's family and friends attended including the Queen and Prince Philip. The Prime Minister, other political figures, diplomats, church leaders, showbiz personalities were also among the congregation in St George's Chapel.
They then made their way to a reception, hosted by the Queen, at the castle's State Apartments. There the Prince and Duchess mingled with their guests who were offered egg and cress sandwiches, mini Cornish pasties and scones. They included all the senior British royals, invited foreign royals, eight governors-general, leaders of opposition parties and a host of celebrities.
Following the reception, the newly-wed couple departed for their honeymoon at Birkhall on the edge of the Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
The wedding brings to a conclusion a relationship between Charles and Camilla that began when they met at a Windsor polo match in 1970, a year before the prince joined the Royal Navy. They became great friends but there was no proposal and Camilla married cavalry officer Andrew Parker Bowles.
Charles married the then Diana Spencer 24 years ago in 1981.
Diana, Princess of Wales, famously referred to Camilla as one of the contributing factors in the breakdown of her marriage to Charles.
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