updated 05/16/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/16/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
"Well Done, My Son!" trumpeted the tabloid Daily Star. "Sealed with a Kiss," gushed Today. "At last the love of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones is out in the open," wrote James Whitaker in the Daily Mirror. Given such mawkishness, it was hard to tell who was happier, the observers or the observed, though the prince, 30, did look quite chipper as he made several laughable attempts to fly a kite on the grounds of Balmoral's Craigowan Lodge with the help of Sophie, 29. Left hanging was the question of when and if an engagement announcement would come from the Palace.