Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall given 40,000 palace by the Queen for wedding reception


Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall given 40,000 palace by the Queen for wedding reception

Try not to wreck the place, Mike: Queen gives Zara 40,000 wedding gift by “hiring” her own palace for reception

11:59 AM on 25th July 2011

Lavish: The Palace of Holyroodhouse which will be shut for five days for the wedding this weekend

Lavish: The Palace of Holyroodhouse which will be shut for five days for the wedding this weekend

Zara Phillips and fiance Mike Tindall leave the wedding reception for Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace in April - on Saturday they tie the knot themselves

Zara Phillips and fiance Mike Tindall leave the wedding reception for Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace in April – on Saturday they tie the knot themselves

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Likes a drink: Tindall and friends racked up a 12k bar bill during his hedonistic stag weekend last month, downing beers in the pool and drinking wine straight from the carafe

Likes a drink: Tindall and friends racked up a 12k bar bill during his hedonistic stag weekend last month, downing beers in the pool and drinking wine straight from the carafe

LAVISH VENUE FOR WEDDING RECEPTION

Church: The couple will marry at Canongate Kirk, whose Royal associations stretch back centuries

Church: The couple will marry at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, whose Royal associations stretch back centuries

The Queen has offered the use of her Scottish residence for her granddaughter

The Queen has offered the use of her Scottish residence for her granddaughter”s wedding reception

Britannia was decommissioned in 1997, but will host the Royal Family once again on Friday night

Britannia was decommissioned in 1997, but will host the Royal Family once again on Friday night

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be among the royal guests at Zara Phillips

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be among the royal guests at Zara Phillips” wedding to Mike Tindall on Saturday