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Princess Anne's daughter engaged to rugby player

By the CNN Wire Staff
Mike Tindall proposed to Zara Phillips on Monday at the couple's home in Gloucestershire, England.
Mike Tindall proposed to Zara Phillips on Monday at the couple's home in Gloucestershire, England.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Zara Phillips is 12th in line to the throne
  • She will marry Mike Tindall
  • No date has been set
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London (CNN) -- Zara Phillips, the daughter of Britain's Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips, will marry her longtime boyfriend, rugby player Mike Tindall, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

Tindall proposed to Phillips, 29, on Monday at the couple's home in Gloucestershire, the palace said.

Queen Elizabeth, Zara Phillips' grandmother, and her husband Prince Phillip are delighted, according to Buckingham Palace.

No date for the wedding has been set and no dress designer announced, the palace said, adding the wedding will reflect the wishes of the couple.

Zara Phillips is a noted equestrian who attends various events for equine and children's charities. Tindall was a member of the 2003 England World Cup Rugby winning squad.

The second child of Queen Elizabeth's daughter Princess Anne, Zara Phillips is 12th in line to the throne and a first cousin of Princes William and Harry.

The royal engagement is the second announced this year. Prince William plans to marry his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton in April.

CNN's Carol Jordan contributed to this report.