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Zara Phillips weds Mike Tindall in low-key royal wedding (VIDEO)


Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and her new husband English rugby player Mike Tindall leave after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011.


Dylan Martinez

Zara Phillips, the Queen of England's granddaughter, married Mike Tindall, the England rugby player, in Edinburgh on Saturday, in a low-key wedding attended by Prince William and Kate Middleton.

According to the Calgary Herald, it was "a relaxed, modern affair," in stark contrast to the Royal Wedding of William and Kate, albeit one featuring "guests included the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family and an array of stars from the worlds of sport, acting and television." The wedding was not broadcast on TV.

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According to ABC, Phillips wore an off-the-rack ivory silk dress and full-length veil by British designer Stewart Parvin, a couturier to both the Queen and the Princess Royal. She wore Jimmy Choo shoes and a Greek Key tiara lent to her by mother Princess Anne.

Phillips, 30, the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips, is 13th in line to the throne but does not use a royal title. Well-known as a world-class equestrian, and one likely to compete in the 2012 Olympics, she has reportedly opted to keep her name.

She met Tindall in 2003 in Australia during England's triumphant Rugby World Cup campaign, the AP reported. Tindall reportedly proposed to her as he and Phillips curled up on a sofa at home watching a movie.