Queen’s Granddaughter Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Tie the Knot in Scotland

Jul 31, 2011 3 Comments by

Glorious sunshine was the order of the day for the next Royal Wedding to take place – this time for Zara Phillips to wed Mike Tindall. The names are familiar because he’s a former Captain of the English rugby team and of course Zara is daughter of the Princess Royal, Princess Anne.  Zara and Mike have been together more than 7 years and they’re finally tying the knot. This is a relatively small wedding by Royal standards – a mere 400 and it will be held at Canongate Kirk in Scotland. But they pack in the Royals and celebrities just the same.

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Zara Phillips arriving with her father Mark Phillips for her wedding to Mike Tindall

The wedding dress chosen by Zara Phillips was designed by one of the Queen’s favorite couturiers Stewart Parvin.

Zara, the Queen’s granddaughter is known for her low cut tops  and daring outfits, but dressed to impress in this wedding gown, and it certainly does her justice. The dress is an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown. Faille is a soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta. A chevron pleated bodice revealing  dramatic inverted pleats on a dropped waist was designed to create a bell-shaped silhouette. Silk tulle straps form a V at the back and the bust is in silk duchess satin, with simple bias-cut raw edged ribbons of top-stitched silk faille and duchess satin decorating the neckline and empire seam.


The crowds cheered on the many Royals arriving for this happy occasion -  the mother of the bride, Princess Anne, and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex,  Prince Andrew and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and of course Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Last of the Royals to arrive at the Kirk were the Queen and Prince Philip, who received an enormous cheer from the waiting crowds.
With the many Rugby stars in attendance, it was celebrity spotting time for the crowds and Zara’s godfather, former Formula One racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart was also among the guests.
Following their exchanging of wedding vows Zara and Mike will celebrate with a private wedding reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the queen’s official home in Scotland.
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3 Responses to “Queen’s Granddaughter Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Tie the Knot in Scotland”

  1. Ligia Gassaway says:

    Zara looks beautiful – and even squinting in the sun, they both look so happy. Gotta say about Kate’s fascinator though … was that thing lit up and beeping before it handed on her head? Even Beatrice’s fascinator looks better … and that’s saying something.

  2. Quitting Smoking says:

    Best wishes Zara and Mike the new Royal marrieds. Amazing the way our Royals are distinctly less royal these days, but then I suppose you must do that to enrich the bloodline every few generations. They can’t ALL look like horses LOL!

  3. Elvis Kleckner says:

    What a marvellous day it was. I was there, wouldn’t dream of being anywhere else. Edinburgh knows how to put on the state occasions, and I chatted to so many people from over the world who were so excited to be in Edinburgh. I’ll be back throughout the coming month for all the fantastic festival stuff. I was so proud to be Scottish.

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