St. James Palace made an announcement about what vehicles Prince William and Kate Middleton will be using for their grand wedding on the 29th of April this year and the rest of the transport arrangements. No flashy stretch limos for this couple; a carriage awaits this fairytale prince and princess!
William and Kate will naturally be arriving at the Abbey separately before they tie the knot. Before she officially becomes a member of the royal family, Kate Middleton will be driven to the Westminster Abbey with her father, in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI. This isn’t just any old car though; quite strangely it is the same Rolls Royce in which Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall were attacked by student protestors. The car hasn’t been used since and is now being driven to usher Kate into holy matrimony.
After the wedding the bride and groom will be driven out of the Abbey to Buckingham Palace in sheer storybook style… in a lovely open top carriage! This lovely 109 year old red and gold horse drawn State Landau carriage will be used to usher out the newlyweds in the same august style as the prince’s parents. This carriage was built for Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather King Edward VII and is more famously known to the adoring public to have carried out Prince Charles and Lady Diana after their wedding in 1981. There is also a back-up option against the unpredictable weather – in case of a downpour the royal wedding couple will use the glass coach used by the late Princess Di on her wedding day.
After the wedding, the prince and his new princess will leave followed by a procession of four other coaches carrying members of the wedding party and family. The second carriage will carry the prince’s best man his brother Prince Harry and the bride’s sister Pippa her maid of honor.