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MORE VIEWS OF THE BRIDAL GOWN OF ZARA PHILLIPS

Brides and bridal gowns are always a favorite with many.  For those interested in seeing more views of the bridal gown worn by Zara Phillips on her wedding day on July 30, 2011, here are more photos of the bride.   The gown was designed by Stewart Parvin, who is couturier to Queen Elizabeth II.   Created from ivory duchess silk, the gown was of a drop-waist design with tightly-fitting bodice, that fell gracefully and was accentuated with soft pleating.   Zara’s veil was held in place by the Greek Meander Tiara, loaned by her mother, Princess Anne.  The diamond tiara is in the collection of the British royal family, having been given to the Queen by her mother-in-law, Princess Alice of Greece.

A view of the bridal gown without the veil. Zara and her new husband, Mike, pose on the grounds of the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, Holyrood Palace (Robert Shack/PA/The Daily Mail)

En route to the church in her bridal finery, Zara leaves Holyrood Palace (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A side view of the bride's gown and veil as she leaves Holyrood Palace (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A good view of bridal bouquet (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Zara emerges from the car, fully veiled, clutching her bridal bouquet (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell.Getty Images)

With her veil covering her face, Zara prepares to enter the church (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

The gown was made largely of ivory duchess silk (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

A back view of the gown with the veil. Among the noticeable details are the buttons which cover the length of the gown (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A full view of the gown designed by Stewart Parvin (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Another view of the Greek Meander Tiara, this time beneath Zara's bridal veil (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Zara the bride, wearing the Greek Meander Tiara (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Princess Anne at 21, wearing the Greek Meander Tiara (photo: Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis)

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ROYAL WEDDING GUESTS AT THE WEDDING OF ZARA PHILLIPS TO MIKE TINDALL, JULY 30, 2011

Here are some photos of the royal guests who attended the wedding of Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland on July 30, 2011.  As the bride is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, it was not surprising to find a contingent of the bride’s maternal relatives, most of whom are members of Britain’s royal family.   The most prominent members to attend was the Queen, accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.  Also present were Zara’s uncles and aunts, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward as well as the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex.   The Cambridges, William and Catherine, were there as well.  Princess Eugenie and Beatrice of York rounded out the royal contingent.

Catherine alights from her car, ready to attend Zara's wedding, July 30, 2011 (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A view of Catherine's flamboyant hat (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a new large hat, arrives for Zara's wedding (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Catherine looks up to the camera with William beside her, and Beatrice behind her (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Harry, Catherine and William enter Canongate Kirk (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to her brother-in-law, Prince Harry (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Another view of the royals outside Canongate Kirk, July 30, 2011 (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, Beatrice and Eugenie of York, the Earl & Countess of Wessex (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Duke of York with his two daughters, Eugenie and Beatrice (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Princess Beatrice of York (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Zara's parents, Princess Anne and behind her, Capt. Mark Phillips (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Anne, The Princess Royal, the happy mother of the bride (photo: Chris Jackson PT/Getty Images)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

A wave to the crowd from the Queen (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

The bride's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (photo: Chris Jackson PT/Getty Images)

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ZARA PHILLIPS MARRIES MIKE TINDALL AT CANONGATE KIRK, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, JULY 30, 2011

THE WEDDING OF PRINCESS ANNE’S DAUGHTER, ZARA PHILLIPS, TO MIKE TINDALL AT CANONGATE KIRK IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, JULY 30, 2011

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, 30, the only daughter of the Princess Royal, and Queen Elizabeth’s II’s eldest granddaughter, married Michael James Tindall, 32, at the 17th century Canongate Kirk, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.   The bride and groom are top athletes – Zara was the 2006 Eventing World Champion, inheriting her parents’ equestrian skills.  Mike, meanwhile, has been captain of the England national rugby team.  This wedding was much more of a low key affair than that of Zara’s first cousin, Prince William.

The day turned out to be bright and sunny.  The bride left Holyrood Palace for Canongate Kirk and arrived a few minutes late for the 3 p.m. ceremony.  Zara wore a traditional gown in ivory silk with a full-length veil.   She also wore the Greek Key Tiara loaned to her by her mother, Princess Anne.  Various members of the royal family attended, including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.   The wedding reception took place at Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.

Zara enters the car that will take her to her wedding, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Zara the bride leaves Holyrood Palace for Canongate Kirk, July 30, 2011 (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Crowds cheer the bride's arrival at the 17th century Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A closeup of the bride, Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Zara Phillips arrives at Canongate Kirk with her father, Capt. Mark Phillips, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30, 2011 (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

A smile for the crowds, the bride enveloped in tulle (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

The maid of honor and bridesmaids arrive at Canongate Kirk (photo: Getty Images/The Daily Mail)

Getting set to enter the church, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30, 2011 (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Just before entering Canongate Kirk for her wedding, Zara gives a wave (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A wave to the crowds from the bride (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The newlywedded husband and wife (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A kiss for the cameras outside Canongate Kirk (photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Zara and Mike set to make their way to the wedding reception, July 30, 2011 (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Zara left for Canongate Kirk for her wedding from Holyrood Palace (photo: Wikicommons)

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, site of Zara and Mike's wedding reception (photo: Wikicommons)

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TO CELEBRATE ZARA PHILLIPS’ WEDDING: ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS OF PRINCESS ANNE AND LT. MARK PHILLIPS

To celebrate the wedding of Zara Phillips, here are some photos of her parents back in the 1970s.   The portraits were again, taken by Norman Parkinson.   They portray Princess Anne and her fiance, Lt. Mark Phillips.   Also included in this set of photographs is portrait of the princess with her two children, Peter and Zara Phillips, taken in 1982.

Anne and Mark, the happy couple outdoors (photo: Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis)

An elegant and regal Princess Anne, 1973 (photo: Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis)

Anne and Mark, 1973 (photo: Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis)

A lovely photograph of HRH Princess Anne and Lt. Mark Phillips, 1973 (photo: Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis)

Princess Anne with her children, Peter and Zara Phillips, 1982 (photo: Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis)

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ZARA PHILLIPS & MIKE TINDALL HOST PRE-WEDDING RECEPTION ON THE BRITANNIA

PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GRANDDAUGHTER, ZARA PHILLIPS, ON THE FORMER ROYAL YACHT, BRITANNIA, JULY 29, 2011

Mainly younger members of Britain’s royal family boarded the former royal yacht Britannia, permanently anchored at Leith, Edinburgh to attend a pre-wedding reception for Zara Phillips and her fiance, Mike Tindall.   The yacht was decommissioned in 1997 after being in service as a royal yacht for forty-four years.   Zara is familiar with the Britannia, having sailed on board and witnessing as well, the yacht’s decommissioning.   Among those attending the reception were the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Harry and the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

The former royal yacht Britannia, berthed at Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: Pacific Coast News)

By the bell of the former royal yacht, Britannia, July 29, 2011 (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Zara, Mike and Princess Anne's husband, Timothy Laurence, July 29, 2011 (pohto: Bauer Griffin)

Zara at her pre-wedding reception on board the Britannia, July 29, 2011 (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Zara mingling with her guests (photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Mike and Zara leaving the former royal yacht Britannia, berthed in Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: Chris Jacson/Getty Images)

Beatrice, Catherine and Anne (photo: Bauer Griffin)

From left to right: Harry, Edward, William, Catherine, Eugenie, Sophie, Beatrice leaving the Britannia (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Catherine and William leave the Pre-Wedding Reception on board the Britannia, July 29, 2011 (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Catherine leaving the Britannia, behind her are her husband, William and brother-in-law, Harry (photo: Bauer Griffin)

Mike and Zara arrive at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 29, 2011 (photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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ZARA PHILLIPS & MIKE TINDALL ATTEND FINAL WEDDING REHEARSAL AT CANONGATE KIRK

ZARA PHILLIPS AND MIKE TINDALL AT CANONGATE KIRK, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, FOR THE WEDDING REHEARSAL, July 29, 2011

On July 28, 2011, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attended their wedding rehearsal at the 17th century Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile.   Zara’s mother, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, and her husband,Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.   Zara’s brother, Peter Phillips, and her father, Captain Mark Phillips were also at the rehearsal.

Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Mike Tindall, Zara Phillips leaving Canongate Kirk, July 29, 2011 (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Mike Tindall, Zara Phillips and her brother, Peter Phillips outside Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: Bauer Griffin)

The Princess Royal attending her daughter's wedding rehearsal, Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: Getty Images)

A smiling Zara, set for her wedding at Canongate Kirk, July 29, 2011 (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Zara Phillips and Michael Tindall leave Canongate Kirk after their final wedding rehearsal, July 29, 2011 (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

 

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FINAL PREPARATIONS AT CANONGATE KIRK FOR ZARA PHILLIPS’ WEDDING

Preparations at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, July 28, 2011 for Zara Phillips’ Wedding

All eyes are on the wedding of Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Phillips, 30, who is set to marry Mike Tindall, 32 on July 30, 2011 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.  On July 28, preparations were earnestly underway as workers readied the church for the Saturday wedding.  Police were also at hand, inspecting the church and grounds.

Police at the entrance to Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland (photo: Getty Images)

Police inspecting the Canongate Kirkyard for Zara Phillips' wedding (photo: Getty Images)

A view of the Canongate Kirkyard (photo: Getty Images)

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, site of Zara Phillips's Wedding to Mike Tindall (photo: Ian Jacob/Wire Image/Getty Images)

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