British royal Queen Elizabeth II has allegedly given her granddaughter ZARA PHILLIPS permission to marry her rugby star boyfriend Mike Tindall.

As 11th heir to the throne, Phillips officially requires the Queen's blessing before she can marry.

She plans to hold the service at Crathie Kirk at Balmoral, Scotland, reports British newspaper the SUNDAY MIRROR.

A Royal spokesman says, "The Queen is hugely fond of Zara and thoroughly approves of Mike."

02/01/2005 13:24