Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Chose A Carriage For Their Wedding Procession
Departing in style is a must on your wedding day. Buy ehen Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on May 19, the glamorous couple won’t be traveling in a limousine. No, the royal wedding procession will be headed up by the couple riding in the Ascot Landau, a type of carriage that was also used during Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding in 2011. In fact, Prince Harry rode in one as his brother’s best man. The five Ascot Landaus are also used for other official visits, such as the Queen’s procession at the Royal Ascot Race.
The open-top carriage will be the only carriage in the procession, ensuring that everyone is able to get a good look at the newlyweds when it departs at 1 p.m. after the ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. They will be driven along Castle Hill into Windsor town center, and will then return along the Long Walk for the reception.
The couple will likely be accompanied by a royal protection officer, or bodyguard, who may be dressed as a footman on the carriage.
Windsor Grey horses, who traditionally pull the royal family’s carriages, will carry Prince Harry and Markle on their big day. The Windsor Grey horses and the carriages are housed at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have selected the Ascot Landau carriage for their procession through Windsor Town after their wedding on May 19th. The carriage is one of five Ascot Landaus in the Royal Mews. The carriages are used in official and ceremonial state events, such as Coronations, Royal Weddings and State Visits PA
“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to this short journey which they hope will allow them to express their gratitude for everyone who has gathered together in Windsor to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Of course, there is a backup plan in pace should the weather not cooperate on May 19. In case of rain, the bride and groom will ride in the Scottish State Coach, which is covered and features large glass windows.
As for arriving at the church? According to Vanity Fair, Markle will get to choose which of the royal family’s state cars, also housed at the Royal Mews, to use on the big day. With the option of three Rolls-Royces, two Bentleys or three Daimlers, how will she ever decide?