The second royal wedding announcement in as many months, Buckingham Palace has confirmed Zara and boyfriend Mike Tindall are to tie the knot.
The second royal wedding announcement in as many months, Buckingham Palace today confirmed Zara Phillips and rugby-player boyfriend Mike Tindall are engaged to be married.
The pair are set to tie the knot after Mike popped the question at their Gloucestershire home last night, following a seven-year relationship.
And this morning the news was confirmed on Twitter. ‘The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall,’ an official spokesman wrote.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen was 'delighted' to hear the news that another of her grandchildren is to marry.
Mike and Zara first met in 2003, at an event during the Rugby World Cup, and have been a firm fixture on the royal circuit ever since.
Earlier this year, Mike spoke about his love for the 29-year-old royal, confirming a wedding would definitely be on the cards.
'I don’t think it's about whether we will get married but when,' he told Hello.
'There's no doubt that I love Zara but it has to be the right time… And yes it probably will be a white wedding, although sometimes I can see the attraction of sneaking away without telling anyone.'
The pair have yet to set a date, although it's thought they'll avoid choosing one too close too April 29 - when Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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