UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Choose Their Royal Wedding Carriage

UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Choose Their Royal Wedding Carriage

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Two Windsor Greys, which will pull the carriage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London.
Two Windsor Greys, which will pull the carriage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

LONDON (Reuters)

Britain’s Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle said on Wednesday they were looking forward to the procession through Windsor following their wedding this month, after choosing an open-top royal carriage for the journey

Harry and his U.S. fiancee will ride in an Ascot Landau carriage when they take a tour through the town after the wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s home to the west of London, on May 19.

 

Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace
Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

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,” Harry’s office, Kensington Palace, said in a statement.

 

A Windsor Grey, one of the four horses that will pull the carriage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is groomed at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London.
A Windsor Grey, one of the four horses that will pull the carriage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is groomed at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

The carriage procession will see the couple ride from the castle through Windsor before returning up the Long Walk, a famous, tree-flanked straight promenade that leads to the castle gates.

There are more than 100 carriages in the Royal Mews collection with five Ascot Landaus. Harry traveled in one of them to the wedding of his elder brother William to Kate Middleton in 2011 when he acted as best man.

 

A Cleveland Bay horse is seen in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
A Cleveland Bay horse is seen in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

Kensington Palace said the carriage would be pulled by Windsor Grey horses, which have drawn the carriages of monarchs and members of the royal family Queen Victoria in the 19th Century, and would be escorted by members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

 

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)

 

 

The Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London
The Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

Philip Barnard-Brown, Senior Coachman at the Buckingham Palace Mews, leads a Windsor Grey, one of the four horses that will pull the carriage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, past the Ascot Landau carriage, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham
Philip Barnard-Brown, Senior Coachman at the Buckingham Palace Mews, leads a Windsor Grey, one of the four horses that will pull the carriage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, past the Ascot Landau carriage, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London.
Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace
Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau, which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

The Ascot Landau (L) which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the Scottish State Carriage, to be used in the case of rain, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Ascot Landau (L) which will be used in the case of dry weather at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the Scottish State Carriage, to be used in the case of rain, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

 

Crown Equerry Colonel Toby Browne, who will be in charge of the horses and carriage, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London.
Crown Equerry Colonel Toby Browne, who will be in charge of the horses and carriage, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture taken May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool
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