If you are accidentally left off the guest list for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in April, fear not, there’s always the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in July to dust your hat off for.
Details of Zara’s wedding plans have been “accidentally leaked,” according to several tabloid newspapers today. The Sun claims news that the Queen’s Edinburgh home, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, will be closed to the public for several days at the end of July, suggesting it is a possible wedding reception venue.
Similarly, it is suspected that ceremony is likely to be held at neighbouring Canongate Kirk, situated on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, after they confirmed they too would be closed to the public from the 27th to the 30th July.
This rumour is strengthened by reports in The Daily Express that local people spotted Zara, who is thirteenth in line to the throne and her rugby star fiancé talking to the Canongate Kirk’s minister only a few weeks ago. Palace officials however, deny any such thing.
“The Palace is a working palace and hosts many Royal engagements throughout the year. So we never disclose why it will be closed to the public,” said a spokesman.
Meanwhile Kate and Prince William are said to be in a quandary over their guest list for their wedding reception, according to The Daily Mail. The pair have been ‘allowed’ just 100 invites each, with another hundred allocated to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.