Event rider Zara Phillips and rugby player Mike Tindall are to be married in Edinburgh on 30th July, Buckingham Palace has said today.
The couple, who met in Australia in 2003, announced their engagement in December, just weeks after Zara’s cousin Prince William said he planned to marry Kate Middleton on 29th April.
The wedding of the Queen’s oldest granddaughter, Miss Phillips, 29, and Tindall, 32, will take place at Canongate Kirk, Scotland on the Royal Mile.
Zara has achieved many sporting successes in eventing, including winning individual gold in three-day eventing at the World Equestrian Games in Germany in 2006. She also followed in her mothers footsteps by becoming BBC Sports Personality of the Year later that year. Princess Anne won the award in 1971.
Zara has missed two consecutive Olympic Games after her horse, Toytown, suffered injuries, but is hoping to compete in the London 2012 Games.
Did you know… Zara is qualified as a physiotherapist, specialising in Equine Physiotherapy.