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Wedding was amazing, says Zara

Newlywed Zara Phillips has said her weekend wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall was "amazing" but admits she is disappointed the couple are too busy to take a honeymoon.

The Queen's granddaughter was back at work, launching a range of children's equestrian clothing just days after the couple's wedding at Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk. Tindall returned to training on Monday.

Zara, who will still be known by her maiden name, said: "The day was amazing and to have all of your friends there in one place, for both of us, was the best part of it.

"Unfortunately both of us do have quite busy lives so it's going to have to wait a bit for a honeymoon, but it is quite nice to go back to work as well. We're kind of missing the quiet period where we can catch up and have some sleep. It's back to work and that's what we do."

She said the day had been nerve-wracking, adding: "Everyone looked really serious when I walked in."

Zara denied reports that her cousin William - who married Kate Middleton in April - had been singing Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer at karaoke during Saturday's celebrations, telling reporters if anyone had been singing it would have been her husband.

"There was no karaoke. I think there was assistance with the band, but that was about it," she said.

The royal bride, 30, said she was excited to be Mrs Tindall, but she will remain Zara Phillips to preserve her sporting name.

"I'm very much Mrs Tindall and will be privately and I'm sure publicly as well, but just for professional and sponsors I'm going to keep Phillips as well - I'll keep both of them!"

The eventing world champion unveiled her first children's equestrian collection at Manor Farm, in Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire. The collection has been designed for seven to 13-year-olds and consists of jackets, T-shirts, hoodies, hats and socks, all in bright colours.


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