Zara Phillips' royal wedding details

Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, is engaged to marry longtime boyfriend Mike Tindall, the palace said on Dec. 21, 2010. Phillips, 29, the daughter of Princess Anne, is 12th in line to the throne. Tindall, 32, has played rugby for the English national team and was a member of the squad that won the 2003 World Cub. He now plays for the Gloucester club. Neil Mockford/Getty Images

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall will marry in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30.
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(CBS) Back in April, Prince William and Kate Middleton married in a lavish ceremony broadcast around the world. When William's cousin Zara Phillips marries on Saturday, it will be a much quieter affair.

There will still be a host of royal guests - including Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) - but the wedding will be held in a historic church in Edinburgh, Scotland, and with no television cameras inside.

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Pictures: Wedding preparations in Scotland

The queen's eldest granddaughter (Phillips' mother is Princess Anne), an accomplished equestrian, will marry rugby player Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk. A reception will be held at the royal palace Holyroodhouse, a short distance from the church. BBC News reports that the couple will travel between the sites in cars, not carriages.

It's rumored that the bride will wear a gown by Stewart Parvin, one of the queen's favorite designers. There's no word on who will be in her bridal party.

Edinburgh is readying for the royal wedding ceremony, which is set to begin at 3 p.m. According to the Daily Mail, the church, which is under heavy police guard, has been decked out with more than 400 white roses and hundreds of beech tree branches. Florists have also brought dozens of white carnations and white stargazer lilies into the chapel, along with small box trees and ivy.

On Friday night, guests will gather at a pre-wedding celebration. People magazine reports that younger guests are expected to party on the Windsors' retired vessel, the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now moored in Leith docks.

The magazine also reports that the couple will forgo a honeymoon. Phillips has commitments in her career as a show-jumper, while Tindall has to report back to the England rugby training camp on Monday.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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