The PR Guru

December 2, 2010

Mike Tindall to marry Zara Phillips – despite Keisha Buchanan hoping she would be the next to have a Royal Wedding

My blog post on this date questioned whether there would be another /news/uknews/royal-wedding/”>Royal Wedding soon?

Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan hoped she would be the next person to tie-the-knot with Prince Harry.

However, she has been beaten to the post by The Queen’s eldest England rugby union player Mike Tindall who has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend, Zara Phillips.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Mr Tindall had proposed to Ms Phillips on Monday night at the couple’s Gloucestershire home.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are said to be “delighted” by the news.

Ms Phillips, who is 12th in line to the throne, and Mr Tindall met during England’s Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003.

She has achieved sporting success in her own right, winning individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in Germany in 2006.

The title helped her become BBC Sports Personality of the Year later that year, following in the footsteps of her mother, Princess Anne, who won the award in 1971.

The couple have yet to set a date for their wedding, but are unlikely to pick one too close to 29 April, which has been chosen by William and Kate.

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