Tuesday, December 21, 2010

And now Mike can come to the wedding

''The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, son of Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall."

And now that they are engaged, Mike will be accompanying Zara to Prince William's wedding.  


Tindall, 32, gave Zara a solitaire diamond ring.  "I am delighted that Zara has agreed to marry me.  We are both very excited about the next stage of our lives together." 

Zara said she was "shocked" by Mike's proposal, but was "very happy to accept."  

The date of the wedding has not been announced.  Mike proposed last night at their Gloucestershire home.   The wedding is expected to take place in the summer or fall of 2011.

Michael James Tindall was born October 18, 1978 at Otley, Leeds, in West Yorkshire.  He is the son of Philip Tindall and Linda Shepherd.   Philip is a former rugby player for Otley.  He now works as a bank official.

Clarence House issued a statement on behalf of the Prince of Wales - Miss Phillip's uncle - the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry.
It said: "Their royal highnesses are delighted with the news and look forward to conveying their best wishes to the couple."

This is the official photo:   Press Association


Kalnel said...

That's nice news, but the Palace should be ashamed of itself for the form they used on Mike's parents' names. "Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall" is not a proper form under any circumstances.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

His parents might not be living together or this was now Linda wished to be styled.

Kalnel said...

If that were the case, the proper form would be "Mr. Phillip Tindall and Mrs. Linda Tindall."

(And, technically, that's only correct form if they're divorced.)

I mean, imagine the uproar if they decide to apply that model to other couples: "Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales."

It's really sloppy bad form from the Palace, which should know better.

Anne said...

I had to smile that Zia was shocked by the proposal when they have a house together already.It's interesting how different times place shock in different places.