Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make a “short journey” through Windsor in an Ascot Landau carriage to allow the public to catch a glimpse of them after their wedding, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel in the same carriage Prince Harry used in the procession at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton,when he was surrounded by small bridesmaids and page boys.
His own wedding procession, on May 19, will use just the one open-topped carriage, meaning the public will not see the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and newborn Prince Louis.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the royal mews at Buckingham Palace to select the Ascot Landau, which will now be the centre piece of public celebrations after they marry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Kensington Palace said: “Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to this short journey which they hope will be a memorable moment for everyone who has gathered together in Windsor to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”
Crown Equerry Colonel Toby Browne, who runs the royal mews, said the type of carriage chosen is one Harry knows well as two Landaus were used during William and Kate’s carriage procession after they married in 2011.
“But he’s also been in the Queen’s procession at the royal meeting at Ascot, so he’s ridden in these quite regularly.”
The carriage procession will begin at 1pm after the wedding service, with the newlyweds driven along Castle Hill, into Windsor town centre before returning along the famous Long Walk for their reception.
Source: The Telegraph