It’s Royal Wedding #2! Zara Phillips and her soon to be husband, Mike Tindall, will exchange vows on Saturday in a low key event compared to that of her cousin, Prince William. No cameras will be on hand to capture the ceremony, nor will people be lining the streets hoping to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom.
Details of their wedding has been scant, but here’s some info we’ve gathered thus far. They will wed in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday, with their ceremony starting at 3:00 PM at Canongate Kirk. Their reception will be held at the Palace of Holyrodhouse, which is where the Queen resides while in Scotland.
The 30-year-old blonde beauty is the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband, Mark Phillips. She is the oldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. She is a skilled equestrian, but missed the Summer Olympics in 2004 and 2008 when her horse Toytown was injured.
Phillips and her rugby playing fiance, Mike Tindall have been dating since 2003. Tindall has been with the Gloucester Rugby team since 2005. He popped the question in December of 2010 after being together seven years. Wow, that’s a long courtship, eh?
A Royal yacht party was held Friday night in honor of the bride and groom, with several of her family members in attendance. Prince William and his new bride, Kate Middleton, were there to help celebrate as well as Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and a host of others. Coincidentally, it was 30 years ago today that Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed. I remember that day like it was yesterday, getting up very early to watch a Princess marry her Prince. It’s still hard to believe that Princess Di is gone. She undoubtedly would be so proud of her boys.
I can’t wait to see Zara Phillips’ wedding dress! It’s been rumored that she’ll be wearing Stuart Parvin, but that has not been confirmed. We’ll find out soon enough! Check back tomorrow when we update this post with some wedding photos!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Daniel Deme/Anwar Hussein