The Not So Royal Wedding!

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall finally tie the knot
Monday , 01 August 2011
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
 Linda Tindall and Phil Tindall
Linda Tindall and Phil Tindall

They had to wait for cousin William to walk down the aisle first but Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall finally got married last weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The couple tied-the-knot at Canongate Kirk before heading over to the nearby Holyrood house to continue the celebrations.

Senior members of the royal family were in attendance including HM The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge.

They were joined by more than 6,000 members of the public who cheered on the newlyweds in what can only be described as a not so royal wedding.

Stars of the sporting world and British television were also invited along to join in the momentous occasion.

TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly and The Saturdays singer Una Healy gave it the common touch as they hobnobed with high society.

Zara herself has no royal title and was adamant that she should combine the likes of a traditional royal wedding with a touch of the people.

Although the Palace put their foot down to ban her from having the wedding covered by a glossy magazine the rest of the day was entirely hers.

A source tells us, “Zara planned the day down to every last detail. Having the use of the royal yacht Britannia was a great start to the celebrations which ended with a reception at the Scottish Royal Palace Holyrood house.”

“The guests invited were very much their family and friends rather than international royals or heads of state and the church service at Canongate was intimate and low key.”

“There were a lot of jokes at the reception about how long the couple had to wait to get married. I think Kate (Middleton) looked a little sheepish when it was pointed out that they had to wait for William and Kate to wed before they could walk down the aisle but it was taken with good humour and the day went amazingly well.”