Second Queen Elizabeth’s eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall. The event went off in a low-key manner far removed from the spectacle of this year’s other British royal wedding (Prince William with Kate Middleton).
Both Bride and Groom are world-beating sports stars. They tied the nuptial knot at Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk in a private ceremony that has little in common with that of Phillips’ cousin,three months ago.
The groom arrived with his rugby mates and chewed gum outside the church. The bride wore an off-the-peg dress, said she would keep her maiden name and promised to honour.
This was a relaxed, modern affair in glorious sunshine, a private wedding for friends at the Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.