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Last Updated: Sunday April 10 2005 11:47 GMT

Royals begin Scottish honeymoon

Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Aberdeen airport
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have begun the first full day of their honeymoon in Scotland.

The newlyweds are staying at the huge 50,000 acre royal estate at Balmoral for at least a week.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as Camilla will now be known, made their first appearance as man and wife at a church service on Sunday.

On Saturday they got married in Windsor, where more than 20,000 people turned out to wish the couple well.

The wedding at Windsor Guildhall was followed by a blessing at St George's chapel and a reception hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The couple leave the reception in a car decorated by Princes William and Harry
The couple leave the reception in a car decorated by Princes William and Harry
There, around 800 guests enjoyed egg and cress and smoked salmon sandwiches, followed by mini ice cream cornets, pastries and wedding cake.

After the reception Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla left to catch a plane to Scotland - driven in a car decorated by Prince William and Prince Harry saying 'Just Married' and 'Prince and Duchess'.

The prince and his new wife will take a break in their honeymoon to do their first official engagement, the opening of a children's playground at Ballateer.

Stamps record

The marriage has been a record breaker for Royal Mail stamp sales.

More were sold yesterday than on any previous Saturday since the commemorative Royal Wedding stamps went on sale.

The Royal Mail says its also had huge numbers of orders for the 30 and 68 pence stamps from abroad.



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