BALLATER, Scotland – Prince Charles and his bride got a late wedding cheer Saturday as they began their honeymoon in near Balmoral Castle (search) in Scotland.
About a hundred people, some who had waited more than an hour in chilly weather, applauded Charles and the former Camilla Parker Bowles (search) as they drove through Balleter.
"It's fantastic. It's about time they got it together," said Hayley Sinclair, 33, a local beautician. "You have to move on and good luck to them."
Paul Muir, 37, an offshore oil worker from nearby Craithie (search), said local people "wish them all the best."
"We respect them and they respect us," Muir said.
Charles and Camilla — officially the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when they are in Scotland — are staying at Birkhall, a mansion bequeathed to Charles by his grandmother, Queen Mother Elizabeth.
The prince has described the early 18th-century home on the royal Balmoral estate as "a unique haven of coziness and character." He reportedly learned to fish in the River Muick, which flows at the bottom of Birkhall's sloping garden.
Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert bought Birkhall in the 19th century and it became the Balmoral residence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, leaving it to Charles.
The prince's mother, Queen Elizabeth II, spent some of her honeymoon there after her marriage to Prince Philip. And Charles spent party of his honeymoon with Princess Diana in Scotland, following an ocean cruise.