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Relive the beautiful wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

On 30 July 2011, the Queen's eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips married former England rugby captain Mike Tindall in the second royal wedding of that year, just three months after the high-profile nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Zara and Mike's third wedding anniversary marks a particularly special one for the couple, who welcomed a daughter, Mia Grace, in January 2014.

Scroll down to see our favourite photographs from the beautiful summer service at Canonsgate Kirk, Edinburgh, from the bride's entrance with her father, Captain Mark Phillips, to the stunning family tiara Zara wore, originally a gift to the Queen on her own wedding day...


The Queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips, married ex-England rugby captain Mike Tindall in a ceremony at Canonsgate Kirk, Edinburgh on 30 July 2011. 

This third wedding anniversary is particularly special for the couple as they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mia Grace, in January 2014. 

Bride Zara, in keeping with royal tradition, wore a family tiara, the "Meander", that was a gift to her grandmother the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding gift from Princess Alice of Battenberg. Before Zara's wedding, it was last worn by her mother Princess Anne for a state banquet to welcome the Obamas to Buckingham Palace. 

This second royal wedding, just three months after the marriage of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, was full of a mix of royalty and Mike's rugby friends such as England World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson. The Duchess of Cambridge also chose Zara to be godmother to her first child, Prince George. 

Ex-England rugby player Iain Balshaw, Mike's best man, and Zara's best friend Dolly Maude, her maid of honour, stand outside Canonsgate Kirk with the other bridesmaids.  

The bride, then 30, wore a stunning Stewart Parvin silk gown, one of the Queen's favourite couturiers, and shoes by Jimmy Choo. 

Silver Olympic medallist Zara was all smiles as she married England rugby player Mike, whom she met during the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. 

Zara and Mike are both professional athletes, Mike playing rugby for England for 11 years and Zara a British equestrian, earning a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

Zara's father and Princess Anne's first husband, Captain Mark Phillips, gave her away at the summer service at Edinburgh's Canonsgate Kirk. 

Zara and Mike, then 32, leave Canonsgate Kirk following their marriage. The couple now have a six-month-old daughter, Mia Grace. 

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