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A fresh face (and a new countess) joins the House of Windsor

By the time Queen Elizabeth's youngest son took a bride last Saturday, all the allusions to fairy-tale princesses and royal happily-ever-afters had been used and then discredited by her other children. Conveniently, this wedding and this couple, EDWARD WINDSOR and SOPHIE RHYS-JONES, appear to be different.

With her own public relations firm, Sophie, 34, is more mature than either the naive Diana or the coltish Fergie when they married into the family. And Edward, 35, has launched a career as a television producer.

On an overcast afternoon he was greeted by 8,000 cheering locals outside and 550 invited guests inside St....

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