Zara Phillips, British Royal Granddaughter, to Wed Rugby Star
Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, will marry rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday, minus the circus-like atmosphere that was evident during her cousin Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in April.
Phillips, 30, and Tindall, 32, will marry in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a significantly low-key ceremony, where no cameras are expected to be allowed in the historic Canongate Kirk, the parish church of Edinburgh Castle. The low-key wedding reflects the personalities of the couple. Phillips, a world-class equestrienne, and Tindall, of Gloucester Rugby club, have maintained a low profile that allows them to go around town unnoticed. Majesty magazine managing editor Joe Little said Phillips and Tindall go about their everyday lives like “regular people,” and usually move around without bodyguards.
Phillips is the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips. Zara, along with her brother Peter, has no royal titles by the choice of her parents. Tindall, on the other hand, has been playing professional rugby since 1997, and has been designated captain of the English rugby club in several occasions.