This weekend, the members of Great Britain's sprawling royal family will don their daytime finery and fascinators in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle.
Among the guests strolling into Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel for the wedding of the year will be Zara Tindall, who happened to have been having a beer with Harry in Australia when she met her own husband, rugby player Mike Tindall, in 2003.
As the queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara was among the first of this generation of young royals who have basically been tasked with making the entire monarchy more relatable, less scandalous and yet still properly enviable to an increasingly critical public. Mission accomplished on her end, as Zara has been able to enjoy a luxurious yet relatively less scrutinized existence that hasn't been afforded to the sons of future king of England Prince Charlesand the late, ever enigmatic Princess Diana.
Not that people didn't notice when life-of-the-party Zara got a tongue piercing when she was 18—but as she told the Telegraph, her parents would have been "more upset if I got a tattoo."