Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall tied the knot on Saturday, July 30, 2011 as Britain’s second royal wedding of the year, but it was simpler compared to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Phillips is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. The 30-year-old bride and the groom, Mike Tindall, 30, who is a rugby star in England get married at Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk in a private ceremony attended by Prince William and Kate, all the superior royals and several important persons in English rugby.
After the short ceremony, the newlywed couple went out and waved to hundreds of well-wishers outside the church who gathered to greet them waving Union flags.
Phillips wore an ivory silk gown by Stewart Parvin, a British designer and the veil with a tiara from her mother, Princess Anne while the groom wore a formal tailcoat.
The reception followed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse which is the official residence of the queen in Scotland.
Phillips and Tindall have always kept their relationship out of the limelight until they got engaged in December where they posed photos wearing jeans taken outside their regency townhouse in Cheltenham, Southwest England.
Phillips opted to keep her maiden name after their marriage because it is important to her sporting career and sponsorship deals although she is breaking the royal tradition that she would become Zara Tindall, according to AFP.