Royals Celebrate Another Wedding

Zara Phillips, queen's eldest granddaughter, to marry rugby star

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 30, 2011 8:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Three months after the Royal Wedding, the Windsors are gathering for a royal wedding: Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's oldest granddaughter, today will marry British rugby star Mike Tindall in a quiet ceremony in Edinburgh, reports the BBC. The ceremony marks the first royal wedding in Scotland since the second marriage of Phillips' mother, Princess Anne, in 1992. Phillips, a noted equestrian who does not use a royal title, is 13th in line to the throne.

Crowds descended on Edinburgh, hoping to catch a glimpse of more famous royals: "I do like Zara, but I'm also hoping to catch a glimpse of William, Kate, and Harry," said one watcher. Those gathered were not disappointed—William, Catherine, and Harry were spotted last night attending a pre-wedding party aboard a royal yacht. Catherine was even wearing a recycled dress, notes People. Click through the gallery for photos.

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall arrive back at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh  Scotland,  Friday, July 29, 2011.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall arrive back at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh Scotland, Friday, July 29, 2011.   (AP Photo/ Tim Ireland /PA)
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall leave an evening reception onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, July 29, 2011.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall leave an evening reception onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, July 29, 2011.   (AP Photo/ Martin Rickett/PA)
A guest arrives at Canongate Kirk on the afternoon of the wedding of Mike Tindall and Zara Philips on July 30, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A guest arrives at Canongate Kirk on the afternoon of the wedding of Mike Tindall and Zara Philips on July 30, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland.   (Getty Images)
A woman looks from her balcony, decorated for the wedding of Zara Phillips, eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and England rugby stalwart Mike Tindall, Saturday, July 30, 2011.
A woman looks from her balcony, decorated for the wedding of Zara Phillips, eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and England rugby stalwart Mike Tindall, Saturday, July 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Zara Phillips, eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and Mike Tindall outside Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Friday, July 29 2011, for their wedding rehearsal.
Zara Phillips, eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and Mike Tindall outside Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Friday, July 29 2011, for their wedding rehearsal.   (AP Photo/ Owen Humphreys/PA)
A florist putting the last flower's on the floral display above the doors of Cannongate church Edinburgh, for the wedding of Zara Phillips.
A florist putting the last flower's on the floral display above the doors of Cannongate church Edinburgh, for the wedding of Zara Phillips.   (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Prince William and Catherine leave the pre-wedding drinks party of Zara Phillips and her fiancee Mike Tindall, held on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh on July 29, 2011.
Prince William and Catherine leave the pre-wedding drinks party of Zara Phillips and her fiancee Mike Tindall, held on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh on July 29, 2011.   (Getty Images)
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Dave Clark leave pre-wedding party hosted by Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall on July 29, 2011.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Dave Clark leave pre-wedding party hosted by Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall on July 29, 2011.   (Getty Images)
In this April 29, 2011 file photo, Zara Phillips, left, and fiance Mike Tindall leave the wedding reception for Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace.
In this April 29, 2011 file photo, Zara Phillips, left, and fiance Mike Tindall leave the wedding reception for Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool-File)
Prince Harry arrives back at The Palace of Holyroodhouse after attending a pre-wedding party aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia on July 29, 2011 in Edinburgh.
Prince Harry arrives back at The Palace of Holyroodhouse after attending a pre-wedding party aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia on July 29, 2011 in Edinburgh.   (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips looks on during her pre-wedding drinks party on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh on July 29, 2011.
Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips looks on during her pre-wedding drinks party on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh on July 29, 2011.   (Getty Images)
Zara Phillips smiles during her pre-wedding drinks party on board the Britannia on July 29, 2011, on the eve of her wedding with Mike Tindall, the rugby star.
Zara Phillips smiles during her pre-wedding drinks party on board the Britannia on July 29, 2011, on the eve of her wedding with Mike Tindall, the rugby star.   (Getty Images)
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Palace of Holyrood House to attend a pre-wedding party onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia on July 29, 2011.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Palace of Holyrood House to attend a pre-wedding party onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia on July 29, 2011.   (Getty Images)
This photo of Jan. 13, 2011 shows Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland where Zara Phillips will marry rugby player Mike Tindall on July 30, 2011.
This photo of Jan. 13, 2011 shows Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland where Zara Phillips will marry rugby player Mike Tindall on July 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Police oversee the final preparations at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh ahead of the wedding of equestrian star Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Police oversee the final preparations at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh ahead of the wedding of equestrian star Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, Saturday, July 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys)
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