We’ve had another royal wedding announcement – this time it’s the Queen’s grandaughter Zara Phillips. She is to wed former England Rugby player Mark Tindall after seven years together.
29-year-old Zara is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, Princess Anne, and her first husband, Mark Phillips.
A statement released by Buckingham Palace earlier today said: “The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Zara Phillips to Mr. Mike Tindall, son of Mr. Phillip and Mrs. Linda Tindall.”
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace added: “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are delighted.” He added the date for the wedding has not yet been set.
This will be her second engagement since splitting from former fiancé and fellow jockey Richard Johnson in 2003.
News of the engagement quickly follows the announcement that Prince William, also a grandchild of the Queen, is to marry his girlfriend of six years, Kate Middleton. The wedding is set for 29th April 2011.
Bring on the battle of the dresses!