- Associated Press - Friday, April 29, 2011

A list of cars and carriages used in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.


1902 STATE LANDAU: Prince William and Kate Middleton made their first journey as husband and wife from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace in this red-and-gold fairytale coach, built for King Edward VII in 1902. The State Landau took Prince Charles to his wedding in St. Paul’s cathedral in 1981, and both Charles and his new bride Diana rode the open-topped carriage back through crowded London streets after the service. Queen Elizabeth II usually uses the State Landau to greet heads of state on state visits to Britain.


ASCOT LANDAU: Two Ascot Landau carriages will follow the State Landau, carrying best man Prince Harry, the maid of honor Pippa Middleton, and the bridesmaids. The royal family owns five Ascot Landaus _ the queen uses one when parading through the annual Royal Ascot horse races.


SCOTTISH STATE COACH: The queen and her husband the duke of Edinburgh had originally planned to ride in the Semi State Landau but their plans changed. They instead traveled in the Scottish State Coach _ built in 1830 and used for several Scottish and English processions.


CARS: Prince William came to Westminster Abbey in a Bentley, Kate Middleton, now the duchess of Cambridge, arrived in a Rolls Royce.


The British Monarchy’s official website notes that there are over 100 coaches and carriages in the Royal Collection.

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