LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- The head of the worldwide Anglican communion Saturday blessed the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles during a service at Windsor Castle.
Archbishop Rowan Williams led a blessing service at St. George's Chapel that included Queen Elizabeth and other members of the prince's family. The day's civil marriage and service formalized a romance that has covered some 30 years.
The union made Parker-Bowles "Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall."
Immediately after the service, the royal entourage of some 800 retired to Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by the queen.
Many Britons appeared to barely notice the marriage, with British newspapers largely ignoring or insulting the couple.
The Daily Mirror used its front page to feature former royal butler Paul Burrell calling on Prince Charles to step down as heir to the throne, while the Independent focused on the prince's controversial handshake the day before with Zimbabwe's virulently anti-British dictator.