Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Royal Wedding Countdown: the lovebirds' carriage

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.

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.

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.

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

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