Zara to marry Tindall in second UK royal wedding

Wedding fervour seems to be gripping the British royalty with Buckingham Palace announcing the engagement of the Queen Elizabeth`s eldest grand daughter Zara Phillips to her long-time boyfriend and rugby player, Mike Tindall.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010, 00:10 AM IST

London: Wedding fervour seems to be
gripping the British royalty with Buckingham Palace today
announcing the engagement of the Queen Elizabeth`s eldest
grand daughter Zara Phillips to her long-time boyfriend and
rugby player, Mike Tindall.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Tindall, 32, had
proposed to Phillips, 29, on last night at the couple`s
Gloucestershire home.

Zara Phillips is the daughter of Princess Anne and her
former husband Captain Mark Phillips.

The announcement comes weeks after news of the
engagement of Prince William, third in line of succession to
the British throne to Kate Middleton was made public.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are said to be
"delighted" by the news.

No date has been set for a wedding but the news comes
with Prince William and Kate Middleton set to marry on April
29.

Phillips, who is 12th in line to the throne, and Tindall
met during England`s Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in
Australia in 2003.

He also plays for premiership side Gloucester and was
named club captain for the 2010/11 season in August, BBC
reported.

She has achieved sporting success in her own right,
winning individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in
Germany in 2006.

PTI