Zara Phillips' Wedding Preparations [PHOTOS]

  @LauraMatt on July 29 2011 6:49 PM

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall on Friday ensured that a drinks reception on the royal yacht Brittania in Edinburgh, Scotland, was among their wedding preparations.

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter and her English rugby player husband-to-be hosted the celebration for about 150 people, including Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Phillips and Tindall will marry on Saturday.

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A man moves a floral decoration as preparations begin for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, inside the Canonngate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

A man moves a floral decoration as preparations begin for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, inside the Canonngate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 28, 2011. Reuters

Police patrol the grounds as preparations begin for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, at the entrance to the Canonngate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Police patrol the grounds as preparations begin for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, at the entrance to the Canonngate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 28, 2011. Reuters

Britain's Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, arrive for their wedding rehearsal at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Britain's Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, arrive for their wedding rehearsal at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 29, 2011. Reuters

Britain's Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and England rugby captain Mike Tindall leave after their wedding rehearsal, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Britain's Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and England rugby captain Mike Tindall leave after their wedding rehearsal, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 29, 2011. Reuters

Britain's Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, kiss after their wedding rehearsal at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Britain's Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, kiss after their wedding rehearsal at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 29, 2011. Reuters

Britain's Zara Phillips (R), the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and England rugby captain Mike Tindall (L) leave after their wedding rehearsal, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Britain's Zara Phillips (R), the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and England rugby captain Mike Tindall (L) leave after their wedding rehearsal, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 29, 2011. Reuters

Zara Phillips smiles as she leaves her wedding rehearsal at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Zara Phillips smiles as she leaves her wedding rehearsal at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 29, 2011. Reuters

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