Royal Wedding: Zara Phillips Marries Mike Tindall

 
on July 30 2011 1:54 PM
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Zara Phillips and rugby star Mike Tindall participated in their own  Royal Wedding on Saturday, but it was much lower key than the Royal Wedding of Prince William.

Phillips is Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter and equestrian star, Tindall is a rugby star.

In the second Royal Wedding for Britain, Phillips wore a traditional ivory silk gown and a full-length flowing veil.

Crowds waited but she gave only the briefest glimpse to onlookers as she arrived at the central Edinburgh church for a 45-minute service.

After a wave to the crowds, Phillips stepped inside the church. The wedding service led by Rev. Neil Gardner was not being broadcast on television.

A huge cheer erupted as William and Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived to join the congregation, traveling with Prince Harry.

Middleton, wearing a biscuit colored coat, dress and angled hat won a warm reception as she waved to well-wishers, as did the queen and Duke of Edinburgh who arrived shortly before the bride.

Known better for her sporting achievements than royal heritage, Phillips is a world class equestrian who is likely to compete in the 2012 Olympics.

 

 Prince William, wife Catherine and Prince Harry leave the church following wedding of Zara Philips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh

Prince William, wife Catherine and Prince Harry leave the church following wedding of Zara Philips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh Reuters

 Police stand guard in the church graveyard as preparations begin for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall inside the Canonngate Kirk in Edinburgh

Police stand guard in the church graveyard as preparations begin for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall inside the Canonngate Kirk in Edinburgh Reuters

Stunning Zara Phillips dazzles in a Stewart Parvin Wedding Gown.

Britain's Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall leave after their marriage at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh Reuters

Britain's Zara Phillips prepares to kiss her husband Mike Tindall after their marriage at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

Britain's Zara Phillips prepares to kiss her husband Mike Tindall after their marriage at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh Reuters

Spectators wave after the marriage between Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

Spectators wave after the marriage between Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh Reuters

 Workers put the finishing touches to Canongate Kirk before the marriage of Britain's Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh

Workers put the finishing touches to Canongate Kirk before the marriage of Britain's Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh Reuters

 Spectators wave flags before the marriage between Britain's Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh

Spectators wave flags before the marriage between Britain's Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh Reuters

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