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Britain Celebrates Second Royal Wedding


England rugby player Mike Tindall prepares to kiss his new bride Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30, 2011

England rugby player Mike Tindall prepares to kiss his new bride Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30, 2011

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.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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