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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