More details of Zara Phillips' wedding revealed

Zara Phillips, who is engaged to rugby star Mike Tindall, has revealed more about her upcoming nuptials by confirming ‘who’ she’ll be wearing when she turns up to the wedding reception venue.

Phillips has publicly announced that the Queen’s “favourite” couturier, Stewart Parvin, will be tasked with designing the dress.

It is thought both the Queen and Princess Anne have long favoured the designer, so it is perhaps no surprise that Phillips decided to leave him with the responsibility.

In fact, a knowledgeable fashion source revealed on Mail Online: “The Queen and Zara’s mum, Princess Anne, adore Stewart’s clothes.

“Zara doesn’t want a high-fashion dress similar to Kate Middleton’s Sarah Burton design. But Steward is the youngest Royal couturier, so the dress will still be modern and chic.”

As it is widely known that Phillips is less of a girly-girl and more of a tomboy, speculation has been rife over how feminine the gown will be. stated: “Indeed, Zara thus far couldn’t be more different from the other well-known Royal knot-tiers.

“She likes nothing better than spending the day getting ruddy of cheek in the fresh air, galloping, cantering and dressage-ing…followed by a hearty pint-of-ale drinking competition with fiance Mike Tindall.”

Parvin won’t have long to finish off his masterpiece, however, as Phillips and Tindall are due to be wed on July 30th this year.