Further Royal Wedding details revealed

22nd Mar 2011
Further Royal Wedding details revealed

The Royal Mews has revealed further details of the upcoming Royal Wedding, confirming the newlyweds will ride in the carriage used by Charles and Diana in 1981.

The post-ceremony route is likely to see the couple pass crowds in the open-topped horse-drawn carriage as part of a Captain’s Escort mounted by the Household Cavalry.

The 1902 State Landau was used by the Prince and Princess of Wales when they drove from St Paul’s Cathedral to Buckingham Palace after their wedding.

However, if it is raining, they will use the Glass Coach instead because it has a permanent roof.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be carried in another Landau.

Wedding Morning

In preparation for the ceremony, Kate Middleton will be driven to the ceremony in a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI limousine car.

The vehicle was last seen in December, when it was attacked by students as Prince Charles and Camilla were heading to the Royal Variety Performance.

It was splattered with white paint and had a its window cracked and is presently undergoing repairs.

News that the same car - a present to the monarch on her Silver Jubilee in 1977 - was being used to take Kate to Westminster Abbey was revealed by Crown Equerry Col Toby Browne.

He said the damage was not extensive and insisted repairs would be completed in time.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists are expected in London for the ceremony on April 29th.


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