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Originally posted 08/04/2011 09:15AM
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is a master at recycling looks from her own closet, but when it comes to her hats, it seems this royal is happy to splurge.
At the wedding of Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall, Kate accessorized her cream Collette Dinnigan French lace dress and Day Birger et Mikkelsen brocade coat (both worn in 2006) with a brand new, bespoke hat by British milliner Gina Foster.
Retailing for about $675, the natural straw coulis, called "Launceston Place," was customized by the duchess in a whirlwind visit to the hatmaker just 10 days before the nuptials. "She rang and asked to come in, then she tried a few on and we went from there," Foster tells PEOPLE from her tiny boutique in Kensington (a mere minutes walk from Kate's new apartment at Kensington Palace).
Originally posted 08/03/2011 10:35AM
Perhaps newlywed Zara Phillips is taking a cue from her cousin Prince William when it comes to her honeymoon with husband Mike Tindall.
Just as William delayed his wedding trip with Duchess Catherine to the, Phillips is crediting her and Tindall's busy schedules for their delay in taking a wedding trip.
"We're kind of missing the quiet period where we can catch up and have some sleep," Phillips, 30, who on Saturday wed the captain of England's rugby team, 32, in Edinburgh, tells the Associated Press.
Originally posted 08/01/2011 12:20PM
As far as royalty goes, Zara Phillips is known for her simpler, more private lifestyle – she doesn't even carry an official royal title, per her mother's request – but she had her day in the spotlight Saturday as she married rugby star Mike Tindall in Scotland.
Phillips, 13th in line to the throne, tied the knot in an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown by designer Stewart Parvin, couturier to the Queen. The drop-waist pleated bodice, which concealed a corset, flowed into a full skirt complete with train. Delicate fabric-covered buttons ran down the back of the gown, from the neckline to the hem. And Phillips, a functional bride, had hidden pockets in her skirt, too. Her veil was a silk tulle cathedral-length bouffant style with a short blusher.
Originally posted 07/31/2011 12:00PM
She did it again!
For Zara Phillips's wedding festivities, the down-to-earth Duchess of Cambridge made a weekend of recycling her wardrobe.
First, she wore a green silk Diane von Furstenberg dress for the Friday evening yacht reception – the same frock that she wore to an event in Los Angeles.
Then, for the wedding ceremony on Saturday, Kate stepped out in a cream-colored coat that royal watchers have seen on her before: at Laura Parker Bowles's wedding in 2006.
Originally posted 07/30/2011 03:00PM
Zara Phillips, Prince William's cousin who is 13th in line to the throne, and Mike Tindall, captain of England's rugby team, were married on a glorious, sunny day in historic Edinburgh Saturday.
The 3 p.m. ceremony took place at Canongate Kirk, a small Church of Scotland venue where the Queen worships when she stays in Edinburgh. The modest church dates back to 1688.
The bride made her arrival at a fashionably late six minutes past the hour in an ivory silk and duchess satin gown by Stewart Parvin – the personal couturier to the Queen – and a silk tulle cathedral veil. She carried a huge bouquet of cream-colored flowers and accessorized with Jimmy Choo shoes and a tiara on loan from Princess Anne. Tindall wore a suit adorned with coattails and a light grey stripe on the trouser legs.
Originally posted 07/29/2011 05:30PM
The gang's all there! As the royal family kicks off festivities for Zara Phillips's wedding, taking place Saturday afternoon in Scotland, guests – including some VIPs – arrived in style.
Friday, Prince William and Kate surfaced in Edinburgh, where they boarded a family yacht for an evening reception toasting William's cousin and her soon-to-be-groom, rugby player Mike Tindall.
Kate, clad in the same green silk Diane von Furstenberg "Maja" dress she wore for an event in Los Angeles, gave onlookers a new view of her frock, showing off the delicate buttons that run down the back. Her husband followed closely behind.
Originally posted 07/29/2011 08:55AM
Her last time at a royal wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge was the bride. On Saturday, she'll be a guest at Zara Phillips's nuptials.
Prince William's cousin is marrying rugby player Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, Scotland. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m.
Friday night – which happens to be the 30th anniversary of the day William's parents, Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, married – guests are gathering, with younger members expected to party on the Windsor's retired vessel, the Royal Yacht Britannia, now moored in Leith docks.
Originally posted 06/20/2011 07:25AM
How do you propose to a royal? Get down on one knee and hope that when she stops chuckling the answer is yes.
That, at least, are the words of wisdom from Mike Tindall, the groom in the second big royal wedding of the year. He is set to wed Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips on July 30.
England rugby player Tindall, 32, who earlier this month enjoyed a raucous bachelor party in Miami, told the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine how he popped the question to Phillips, 30, at the couple's home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Originally posted 06/15/2011 02:45PM
Before he weds Prince William's cousin, Zara Phillips – and officially enters the royal fold – British rugby star Mike Tindall let loose with his mates in Miami.
Make that very loose.
England's rugby team captain, who will marry Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter on July 30 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, brought nine pals (including future brother-in-law, Peter Phillips) to Miami Beach for a wild bachelor bash.
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