Royal wedding bells just haven’t stopped ringing since Will and Kate said ‘I do’. Queen Elizabeth’s eldest grandaughter, Zara Phillips is the next in line. She’ll wed her rugby playing fiance Mike Tindall on Saturday. Here’s what we know so far.
The ceremony will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland at the quaint church, Canongate Kirk. The couple are hosting a yacht party right now on the Royal Yacht Britannia -- the same boat Prince Charles and Princess Diana honeymooned on after their wedding (which, by the way, was 30 years ago today).
Now let’s address the biggest, most exciting rumor that we’re hoping is true. Kate Middleton may be walking down the aisle again — this time as a bridesmaid! We think the chances of this actually happening are slim to none, but it’s still a slight possibility. Prince William is Zara’s first cousin and she attended his nuptials (although she was not in the wedding party.) If Kate isn’t a bridesmaid, we’re not getting our hopes up for a new outfit — the Princess showed up to the yacht party in same the green DVF dress she wore during her stay in L.A.
As for Zara, The Daily Mail reports she’ll be wearing her grandmum the queen’s favorite designer, Stewart Parvin. Hopefully we’ll be able to see her in it — word has it that Zara doesn’t want any wedding snapshots going public.
This isn’t atypical behavior for Zara, who long ago shed her royal image and attempted to be as normal as a royal could be. That’s why no one was surprised when she got engaged to Tindall, who is a little rougher cut than most royal bridegrooms. It was even reported that Zara’s mother, Princess Anne, suggested Tindall get plastic surgery to adjust his nose which is a little out of line due to sports injuries.
Another example of Zara and Mike’s no-frills relationship? The duo will forgo a honeymoon so that she can compete in a horse show and he can return to rugby practice. Are they our new favorite royal couple? While we can’t quite let go of Wills and Kate, these two come pretty darn close.