Zara Phillips has married world rugby champion Mike Tindall on a sunny day in Edinburgh Saturday. The “other royal wedding” saw Prince William’s cousin, who is 13th in line to the British throne tie the knot in an intimate ceremony at Canongate Kirk, a small Church of Scotland venue where the Queen worships when she stays in Edinburgh.
Phillips’ wore an ivory silk and duchess satin gown by Stewart Parvin, as well as Jimmy Choo shoes and a tiara.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, attended the wedding arriving in a black Jaguar together.
Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets around the church hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal guests and the wedding couple. Although the wedding was a much more modest affair than the huge Prince William and Kate wedding in London earlier this year that was broadcast worldwide, crowds attended the event with equal enthusiasm.
The wedding reception is being held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s residence, which is close to the church
It will cost approximately $800,000 to police the royal day, with marksmen being positioned around the locations to ensure the safety of the high profile royal guests.
Prior to her wedding Phillips told Hello Magazine: "My wedding will be nothing like Kate and William's. For a start, there won't be anywhere near as many people. It will be a lot smaller, just close family and friends. Kate and William's wedding was amazing but ours will be very different.”