Zara Phillips married England Rugby captain Mike Tindall today at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, a 17th century church where the Queen worships while in the city. The bride, wearing a cap-sleeved gown made of ivory silk and duchess satin – designed by the Queen’s couturier, Stewart Parvin and shoes by Jimmy Choo – arrived five minutes late (a British tradition) for the 3:00 ceremony.
Phillips carried a gorgeously lush bouquet by Paul Thomas and atop her head sat the Meander Tiara, “something borrowed,” from Princess Anne, Princess Royal (the bride’s mother) according to The Telegraph. Prince Philip‘s mother, Princess Alice of Greece, gave the tiara to Queen Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947, who gave it to the Princess Royal in the 1970s. Phillips was walked down the aisle by her father, Captain Mark Phillips.
Queen Elizabeth, The Duke of Edinburgh, Princes Harry and William, Catherine, Prince Charles, Camilla, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and the rest of the royal family were all there to celebrate the nuptials. Also invited to the ceremony were many of Tindall’s teammates and television personalities, including Harry’s ex-flame, TV presenter Natalie Pinkham. Neither Chelsy Davy nor Florence Brudenell-Bruce were invited to the wedding.
According to the Daily Mail, Phillips will not take Tindall’s last name for business purposes, even though royal brides who have married commoners in the past take their husband’s surnames. Watch the newlyweds emerge from Church to cheering crowds below. And since there was no balcony on which to smooch, the happy couple did so on the Royal Mile.
Congratulations to you both!