Roy­als gather as Zara weds at Scot­tish kirk

Pair to marry in ‘low key’ cel­e­bra­tion

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T H E Q u e e n ’ s g r a n ddaugh­ter Zara Phillips and Eng­land rugby star Mike Tin­dall were to marry to­day.

The cou­ple were to ex­change vows in Edinburgh’s Canon­gate Kirk sur­rounded by their fam­i­lies and friends.

But their nup­tials were be­ing billed as a low-key af­fair – in stark con­trast to the re­cent wed­ding of the Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge.

Wil­liam and Kate’s tele­vised mar­riage was watched by a world­wide au­di­ence of hun­dreds of mil­lions and at­tended by a host of celebri­ties and dig­ni­taries.

The doors of the church where Mike, 32, will first catch sight of his 30-year-old bride in her wed­ding gown, were to be closed to the press and pub­lic when the cer­e­mony be­gins at 3pm. The groom is also likely to fea­ture in an Eng­land rugby match against Wales next Satur­day.

A spokes­woman for the royal fam­ily would not di­vulge any de­tails of the nup­tials ahead of the event, stress­ing it was a pri­vate fam­ily af­fair.

The wed­ding dress worn by Zara Phillips was likely to be a tra­di­tional one but may still re­tain a sense of the royal’s exuberant per­son­al­ity, a fash­ion ex­pert has pre­dicted.

Ahost of Bri­tish de­sign­ers have been avail­able for the bride to choose from to cre­ate her gown.

Favourites who may have been con­sid­ered for the com­mis­sion range from Ste­wart Parvin, who cre­ates out­fits for the Queen, to Bruce Old­field – a favourite of Diana, Princess of Wales – and Amanda Wakeley and Alice Tem­per­ley.

YACHT: Zara Phillips and Mike Tin­dall were joined by, in­set, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge.

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