Friday, the 29th of April 2011 was a special day for London. Indeed it was the Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton, a marriage made in heaven. Prince William, second in the line of succession to Queen Elizabeth II, first met Catherine Middleton in 2001, while both were studying at St. Andrews University. The ceremony took place at the Westminster Abbey and the processional route took the couple and their guests to the Buckingham Palace passing by Whitehall and The Mall.
When the couple left the Westminster abbey, they took the direction of Buckingham Palace, first passing by Whitehall in open-topped carriages. Here is a an overview of each of the carriages.
The First carriage, a State Landau built for King Edward VI – 1902 , had the newly wed : the Prince William and Kate Middleton. This carriage was intended to be used at Coronations and is commonly used by The Queen to meet Foreign Heads of State.
The Second carriage was the Ascot Landaus with best man, Prince Harry.
It was closely followed by the third carriages, also an Ascot Landaus with Pippa Middleton the maid of honour and the bridesmaids.
The fourth carriage was a Semi-State Landau with the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
Finally, the fifth carriage was a Semi-State Landau with the Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Mr and Mrs Middleton.
In Between the carriages appeared the Whitehall Magic horse. It is said that the Rider felt off at the front of procession and the horse carried on its own.