Royal Round Up 8-3-11: Zara and Mike’s Wedding Weekend

Zara Phillips: Can’t wait for honeymoon

Britain’s Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and her husband England rugby captain Mike Tindall, leave the church after their marriage at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN – Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

”Unfortunately both of us do have quite busy lives so it’s going to have to wait a bit for a honeymoon, but it is quite nice to go back to work as well.”

So says the new bride, Zara Phillips. After her July 31st wedding to rugby captain Mike Tindall, she and her hubby are back to work: she will be competing in the Gatcombe Park horse trials later this week AND launching her equestrian clothing line for children; Tindall will be practicing with his team. Though Mike was injured in the Six Nations game against Scotland just weeks ago, he is determined to face Wales in an upcoming rugby match.

Velveteen Rabbit – Zara’s love is real

Princes William and Harry gave the readings at Zara’s wedding to Mike Tindall, and surprisingly, they weren’t from the Bible.

While William’s wedding had the reading of Romans 12: 1-2, 9-18 by Catherine’s brother James, Zara’s wedding readings came from the children’s tale The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.

The Velveteen Rabbit asks his fellow toy, a small horse, what being real means. The horse says it means being loved, “it lasts for always”.

It is a fitting choice for Zara and Mike, who have shared years of love, lighthearted joy, and loyalty towards one another.

I predict that their marriage will indeed last for always.

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Royal trio fly budget-style

The heirs to England’s throne departed from their cousin’s nuptials on commercial airlines.

Prince Harry traveled from Scotland aboard easyJet, while William and Catherine departed on Flybe. The couple sat and chatted happily with other passengers on the way home.

Easy-going and cheerful were the watchwords for the royal wedding in Edinburgh over the weekend. The modern monarchy is going strong!

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