Police, politicians and church leaders all remained caught up in the moment on Sunday after an emotional royal wedding day went off without a hitch.
Sweden’s royal wedding has made a major mark on media outlets around the world, although its impact has been greatly diminished by a boycott on the part of three leading international news agencies.
Guests at the royal wedding party danced into the early hours after Prince Daniel’s moving speech brought tears to the eyes of a radiant Crown Princess Victoria.
Ivory Coast coach Sven Göran Eriksson has brushed aside Brazilian concerns over an arm cast worn by star striker Didier Drogba as the two sides prepare for Sunday's mouth-watering World Cup fixture.
The world's top news agencies, AFP, AP and Reuters, declined to cover Sweden's royal wedding on Saturday after public broadcaster SVT refused to drop its price for video images of the event.