Royal Watch: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s Wedding

Posted on August 01, 2011

Another of Queen Betty’s grandchildren was marrying a commoner, so the whole family came out of their little trailer parks and headed for Edinburgh to watch Zara Phillips walk down the aisle to wed Sluggo from the old Nancy cartoons.


The Queen’s granddaughter marries England rugby player Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Zara Phillips’ gown was designed by Stewart Parvin. She also wore Jimmy Choo shoes and a tiara lent to her by her mother, Princess Anne.

A very simple, but pretty dress. When you’ve got a gorgeous tiara like that, why take focus away from it, right?

Let’s rip the guests, darlings.

Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles

Cammie took the opportunity to remind the world how much she loves bean sprouts.

Princess Anne

Oh dear, Princess Annie. That’s not good. The colors are nice, but that skirt’s too high-waisted and that jacket is upholstery. Also, that’s a Christmas corsage in your hair, dear. And you’re wearing heavy gloves in July.

Princess Beatrice in Angela Kelly

Despite what the rest of the world thinks after seeing her in that toilet seat hat, we think Princess Bebe has some innate style to her that gets all tangled up in royal expectations and aesthetics, thereby ruining it. Look at that skirt. That is a super-cute, stylish little piece. Unfortunately, it’s paired with a jacket and hat that add 40 years to her and take her back about 25 years to 1986.

Princess Eugenie in Angela Kelly and Sophie, Countess of Wessex

The Windsor family apparently knows somebody who knows somebody who can get them all a good deal on nude shoes that fell off the back of a lorry somewhere.

Princess Jeannie looks fine from what we can see, although it doesn’t seem to fit her well. Not-princess Sophie is similar to Princess Cathy in a lot of ways in that she favors simple clothes in neutral or toned-down colors.

Queen Elizabeth II


Prince Harry, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge

When you see Cathy among her own kind, you can see why she dresses the way she does. It’s a tip of the hat (literally) to royal expectations, but without the stuffiness that comes with it. Compare this simple, but elegant look to Eugenie’s or Anne’s outfits, which are stiff, old-fashioned, and overdone. We don’t always like her for wearing such occasionally boring clothes, but we can understand why she defaults to them so much.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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