Sunday, June 20, 1999 Published at 04:25 GMT 05:25 UK
Press declares wedding a success
The royal wedding gets blanket coverage
Beaming pictures of the royal couple Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, now the Earl and Countess of Wessex, are used big and bold in the UK's Sunday papers.
But many of the themes across the range of tabloids and broadsheets are the same - the happiness of the couple, the success of the day, and the message that this is a royal marriage that has to work and stands a very good chance.
Several of the papers dub Sophie the "Wessex girl" after the Queen bestowed the titles of Earl and Countess of Wessex on the couple to mark their marriage.
It describes the nature of the ceremony as "slightly confused", a mixture between public and private, but comments that the event showed that the "old magic" of the monarchy still exists after a rocky ride.
Edward and Sophie's new titles are what interests The Observer most, which leads its comparatively brief royal wedding coverage with the clever headline "Earl formerly known as prince gets his Wessex girl".
The report notes that the choice of title had been criticised by constitutional experts, because the title of Earl is usually only bestowed on commoners who marry into the Royal Family.
"So Happy" declares the front page of the Sunday Express, as does that of the Sunday Mirror.
The Express describes the wedding as a "dream come true" and Sophie as "simply stunning".
And it warns that the press and the public must not turn the new royal bride into a "genetically-modified" Princess Diana with endless comparisons.
"Ed over heels in love" is the front page offering from the News of the World. The paper goes on to describe Edward as "cheeky" when he winked at his bride as she arrived by his side in St George's Chapel.
It also tells how the Duchess of York had the only "glum" royal face on Saturday, as she flew off to attend a different wedding in Italy after not being invited to the royal event at Windsor.
The Sunday Mirror describes the wedding as a "fairytale come true", but a later article by a social historian asks why Sophie had to "submit" and promise to obey her husband in her wedding vows.
The paper's editorial column says it is a shame the couple cannot be "plain Mr and Mrs", instead of Earl and Countess, to prove that the Royal Family is evolving into a "modern, slimmed-down monarchy".
But nevertheless, the paper says their union is likely to prove a turning point in the fortunes of Windsor marriages, and wishes them a long and happy life together.