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    >>> back now at 7:50 with word of another royal wedding . prince william 's cousin is engaged. stephanie gosk is at buckingham palace with the details. stephanie, good morning.

    >> reporter: good morning, savannah. well, perhaps it's the power or suggestion, or maybe there's something in the water at the palace. but we have another royal wedding , they have yet to announce their wedding day, so we can be reasonably sure of one thing, it's not going to be april 29 . dara phillips is one of the queen's eight grandchildren, daughter to princess ann and 12th in line for the thrown. the timing of her engagement to rugby player mike tindle on the heels of that other big announcement comes as a bit of a surprise.

    >> we have waited for a royal wedding for such a long time, for two to come at once, it is a bit of a shock.

    >> reporter: the couple's engagement photos were significantly less formal than water vapor imagery and ka -- william. edgier and less conservative than the other bride-to-be. and gently criticized at times for less than royal behavior. the 29-year-old is the only grandchild with a pierced tongue. zahra started riding horses when she was 4 and is now an accomplished equestrian winning a gold medal . she and her younger brother peter were not given the title of prince and princess.

    >> the queen thought they would live a more ordinary life .

    >> reporter: zahra has had to support herself without the help of royal money. zahra 's brother peter married his wife autumn, a canadian in 2008 . famously it was when kate middleton met the queen for the first time. the wedding caused them scandal when the couple sold pictures of the event to a tabloid. the palace was not pleased. hello magazine is unlikely to get their hands of the photographs of this wedding. peter and zahra will be with their grandmother for christmas. .

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