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Zara Phillips to marry Mike Tindall

The Royals certainly don't do things by halves, Buckingham Palace this morning announced that Zara Phillips is engaged.

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Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips

So, the race for the royal wedding is on as 29-year-old daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips follows in her cousin’s footsteps by getting engaged to her long-term boyfriend, Mike Tindall.

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The couple have been together for seven years after they met at the Rugby World Cup in 2003 – so it’s about time!

Mike is said to have proposed to the equestrian star last night at their home in Gloucestershire where they have lived for nearly five years.

The proposal doesn’t come as much of a surprise as both Zara and Mike frequently speak of their love for each other.

Back in August Mike said: “I don’t think it is about whether we will get married but when. There is no doubt that I love Zara but it has to be the right time.”

“And yes, it probably would be a white wedding, although sometimes I can see the attraction of sneaking away without telling anyone.”

Speculation has already begun over whether the couple might have planned the proposal in order to remain in the shadow of Wills and Kate – we all know Zara’s not one to encourage the paps. Either way, we wish them all the luck in the world and can’t wait to see the rock!

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