The pair have decided against selling the rights to their royal wedding, according to reports
Newly-engaged royal couple Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have decided against selling the rights to their wedding, and are set to turn down up to £1 million in magazine deals, according to reports.
The pair have firmly ruled out coverage of their nuptials, and will turn down lucrative offers from glossy titles, a spokesman told the Daily Mail.
Instead, the down to earth pair will foot the bill themselves, along with help from Zara’s parents Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, and the Queen.
It’s thought Zara has been keen to steer clear of selling her wedding pictures from the start, after her brother Peter Phillips upset several members of the royal household back in 2008, for selling the rights to his wedding to Autumn Kelly.
And as a favourite grandchild, Zara’s repotedly made it clear she doesn’t want to upset the Queen.
‘Zara’s taken advantage of the benefits of being a celebrity before, but the wedding is a different kettle of fish,’ one royal insider revealed.
‘She’s a real favourite of the Queen and would feel terrible about irritating her.’
It’s not yet known where or when the wedding will be held, but it’s thought the pair will avoid any date close to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s April 29 ceremony.
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