Another member of the British Royal Family will be wedded in 2011 following the announcement of the engagement of Zara Phillips to rugby star Mike Tindall. The Queen’s press secretary issued this statement:
The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, son of Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall.
Mike Tindall is from Otley in West Yorkshire and attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, known locally as Quegs. In 2003 he was part of the England team which won the rugby World Cup.
Zara Phillips is the daughter of the Queen’s second child, the Princess Royal, and is 12th in line to the throne. Miss Phillips was the Eventing World Champion in 2006 and subsequently won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.