Friday, August 19, 2011

British Royal Wedding Again, Equestrian Princess Get Married

On July 30, local time, British Princess Zara Philips and her fiancé Mike Tindall held their wedding a church in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is the second British royal wedding in 2011. Though compared with the grand century wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate, the Princess Zara chose a low-key wedding ceremony; the attendance of the whole British royal family still suggests the importance of this princess in the British royal family.

Princess Zara Phillips is the daughter of Princess Anne, who is the eldest daughter of Queen Elizabeth’s. Princess Anne and her husband Mark Phillips, who is also a world-class rider have always hoped to offer their daughter a life away from the limitations of the royal family and disturbance from the public since the very beginning, so they decide not to give their daughter the title of princess. But whether or not to be called Princess, Zara Philips inherits great equestrian talents from her parents and outshines them as an excellent rider. 

On the wedding day, Princess Zara Phillips picked out a silk wedding gown in ivory white designed by Stewart Parvin and wore a white veil trailing to the ground. The bride crown she wore that day was lent to her from her mother the Princess Anne and the wedding shoes were a pair of Jimmy Choo. 

Princess Zara Phillips won the gold medal as both individual and a member of her team in the 2005 European Equestrian Championships and won a silver medal as both individual and a member of her team in the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games. Zara would have been come to Beijing to attend the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but because her horse Toytown was injured, she had to withdraw from the British Olympic equestrian team. 

The groom Mike Tindall is 32 years old and a British rugby star. He met the Princess Zara Philips, who he regards as only a world top equestrian athlete in 2003 and fell in love with each other. 

It is reported that Princess Zara Philips will keep her maiden name rather than using Tindall after marriage,. But the reason is simply that as a famous equestrian athlete, the name of Zara Phillips has been widely known by the world. 

The whole British royal family showed up on the wedding ceremony that day, including Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and many other royal families members. In addition, the wedding invited a total of about 300 guests.

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