Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t the only posh Brits getting hitched in the New Year: Will’s cousin Zara Phillips has joined the club!
Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth II, is engaged to wed her rugby star boyfriend Mike Tindall.
The two have been a couple since 2003. Tindall, 32, popped the question at the couple’s home in the UK on Monday. Phillips, the daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and Captain Mark Phillips, accepted immediately. The Queen is “delighted” to have another of her grandkids entering wedded bliss, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace Tuesday.
But no one’s more exicited than Mike.
“I am delighted that Zara has agreed to marry me,” the rugby player says. “We are both very excited about the next stage of our lives together.”
Zara, 29, said: “I was really shocked when Mike proposed, but I am very happy.”
The news comes a month after Prince William announced that he will wed Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29. No word on whether Zara will walk down the aisle before or after Wills and Kate.