Zara Phillips, the statuesque blond cousin of Prince William and eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is the latest royal to marry.
Phillips wed Mike Tindall, captain of England’s rugby team, on Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland. Guests at the private ceremony included Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip; Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The modest ceremony took place at Canongate Kirk, against the lush green of Scotland’s countryside. Hundreds of locals came to celebrate the couple as the newlyweds departed the service to a chorus of bagpipes.
The reception will be held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the queen’s residence and site of many childhood visits from the often publicity-shy Phillips.
The bride’s dress, designed by Stewart Parvin, was finished off with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Greek Key tiara on loan from Princess Anne, mother of the bride. Phillips does not have a royal title.
William and Catherine caused quite a stir to revelers along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a famous stretch of cobblestone, as they departed the service in a car with Harry. Kate wore a beige day coat, which she’d worn previously in 2006, and a matching fascinator with floral detail.
Prince Harry introduced Zara and Mike in 2003 at a World Cup celebration in Australia. Tindall proposed to Philips, who is 13th in line for the throne, with a platinum ring decked out with pave diamonds.