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Zara Phillips too busy for honeymoon, keeps name

Zara Phillips, who is Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, wed rugby player Mike Tindall Saturday. The couple says they are too busy for a honeymoon as Phillips returned to her job Tuesday.

By Associated Press / August 3, 2011

Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and her new husband England rugby captain Mike Tindall leave Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday. The couple will forgo a honeymoon for now as Phillips says they are too busy.

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Newlywed royal Zara Phillips says her wedding to rugby player Mike Tindall was amazing, but she is disappointed the couple are too busy to take a honeymoon.

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Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter and a former equestrian world champion, went back to work Tuesday to launch a range of children's equestrian clothing.

The 30-year-old said the couple has a busy life and has to delay the honeymoon.

She said: "We're kind of missing the quiet period where we can catch up and have some sleep."

Phillips, who does not use a royal title, wed Tindall Saturday in a low-key, private ceremony in Edinburgh.

She said she has decided to keep her maiden name for professional and sponsorship purposes, but will be known as Mrs. Tindall in private.

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