Just over two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding and more details have trickled out about what we can expect on the day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say 'I do'. The latest details involve a horse and cart and a bit of history. The Landau has landed.
Take a closer look at the Ascot Landau carriage, which will take Prince Harry and Ms. Markle on a procession through Windsor Town after their wedding. pic.twitter.com/pXHg2tIjKS— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2018
Yes, the happy couple have let everyone know which carriage they will be taking for their horse drawn procession through the streets of Windsor after their noon wedding on May 19th. They will be using the Ascot Landau which, in a touch that sounds like it came straight out of a fairytale, will be drawn by six grey horses.
Watch Coachman Philip Barnard-Brown explain more about the Windsor Grey Horses that will pull the carriage on the procession through Windsor Town after the wedding. pic.twitter.com/ebKZy4LP4i— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2018
The carriage is one of five Ascot landaus in the Royal Mews' collection and, Buckingham Palace inform us, it's regularly used in state and ceremonial processions. Ascot landaus featured in the procession following the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29th 2011 when they were used to transport the bridesmaids, pageboys and best man (a certain Prince called Harry). This time round we won't get to see the bridal party during the procession as only the bride and groom will take a ride through Windsor, everyone else will stay at the castle ahead of the reception.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will take part in a Carriage Procession around Windsor after their wedding on May 19th.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 2, 2018
🎥 Go behind the scenes at The Royal Mews to learn more the Carriages and Horses that will be used: https://t.co/cKM7KpTgAF pic.twitter.com/HDHj2awXBq
Among the horses are a father and son combo called Storm and Tyrone and just in case it's wet, there's a covered carriage on stand by as well. Full speed ahead to May 19th.
Photo credit: Kensington Royal Instagram