Royal newlyweds at Scotland church service

 

The Prince of Wales and his new wife the Duchess of Cornwall today carried out their first public engagement since their marriage when they attended church in Aberdeenshire.

Prince Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, arrived at Crathie Parish Church for the 11am service. The couple married in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall on yesterday.

The happy couple were greeted with a round of applause by the hundred or so onlookers who had braved the cold winds to greet them.

Camilla, wearing a matching fuchsia hat and coat, entered the church alongside the Prince who was wearing traditional highland dress.

The Prince and the Duchess were joined in the church by around 200 other worshippers for the service being led by lay reader Captain Robbie Middleton.

As the crowd dispersed following the couple's entrance into the church one man spoke of his delight for the couple.

Australian John Oswald-Jacobs said his children were delighted at getting the chance to see royalty first hand.

He said: "I brought our girls who are five and six to see the Prince and Duchess and we hope to catch a glimpse of them again when they come out.

Agencies