Britain Celebrates Second Royal Wedding

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Britain celebrated the marriage of another member of the royal family Saturday, though in a decidedly more private fashion.

Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter, equestrian star Zara Phillips, married rugby player Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Their nuptials follows the late April media-frenzied wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton, which was televised worldwide.

William and Catherine, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were among the wedding guests Saturday, as was Queen Elizabeth.

Hundreds of royal watchers, many waving Britain's Union Jack flag, lined Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, where the wedding church is located. They cheered as the guests arrived. Arriving last, the bride gave them a wave before she disappeared into the church.

The reception was being held at nearby Holyrood Palace, the official Scotland residence of the queen.