The British royal family threw another wedding bash this past weekend with the marriage of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, to rugby player Mike Tindall. Phillips, who does not carry a royal title of her own, wore a silk faille and duchesse satin gown by Stewart Parvin, a London designer who is an official couturier to the Queen, and the Greek Key tiara, borrowed from her mum.
The nuptials were attended by the usual round-up of royals, as well as Olympic gold medal–winning skeleton racer Amy Williams and singer Una Healy. Kate Middleton, who’s making something of a show of her outfit repeats, wore the same Jane Troughton coatdress—in her current favourite colour, cream—she wore to the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles in 2006. This go-round, the Duchess paired it with what’s being dubbed “the potato chip hat,” a plain, off-white circle with a Pringles-like wave and a monochromatic bloom hidden underneath (so it photographs well from all angles). Middleton also a green DVF dress to the pre-wedding party that she also donned during her L.A. sojourn.
By all reports, the wedding reception at Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyrood House was a banger. (Phillips denied reports that Prince William was singing karaoke). The couple are not heading on a honeymoon yet as Tindall and Phillips, an accomplished equestrian, are scheduled to compete in their respective sports. Phillips was also out yesterday, launching the latest incarnation of her equestrian clothing line, ZP176.