Sir Elton John performed at the Lunchtime Reception. Prince Harry specifically asked for him to perform during the reception which was hosted by The Queen at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle.
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Royal Wedding Live Update: The Carriage Procession – The Duke And Duchess of Sussex Use The Ascot Landau Carriage
UPDATE: The New Royal Couple Uses The Ascot Landau for their Carriage Procession around Windsor [1:52 PM BST]
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now on their Carriage Procession around Windsor, where the public will see them as newlyweds. The couple used the Ascot Landau for the procession.
The Ascot Landau is one of the five open-topped carriages of the Royal Mews. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also used it during their wedding in 2011. Many people are currently standing on the streets to witness the new Duke and Duchess. They were driven along Castle Hill and ended at the Long Walk on their way to the reception. The tour will last approximately 25 minutes.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Royal Wedding Live Update: The Carriage Procession – Newlyweds’ Road Trip Around Windsor
The much-awaited Royal Wedding happens today. The preparations for the program are tedious. Before the wedding, the staff at The Royal Mews apply final touches to the horses and carriages that will drive the couple around Windsor for the Carriage Procession.
Which of the carriages will Prince Harry and Meghan use?
If the weather is good, the couple will ride in the Ascot Landau carriage. The Queen uses the Landaus every year for her procession during the Royal Meeting at Ascot. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge used two of the Ascot Landaus during their Carriage Procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
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The Ascot Landau is a “wonderfully bright, small, lovely carriage” as described by The Crown Equerry Col. Toby Browne. The passengers in the carriage could sit up high so people could see them properly.
If it would rain, the couple will use the Scottish State Coach. Commissioned by Prince Adolphus in 1830, his family used the Coach for many years before selling it to William Keppel, the 7th Earl of Albemarle and he converted it into a semi-state Landau.
The Queen used the Coach for her 90th birthday in 2016 at the Windsor Horse Show. It has the Royal Arms of Scotland and the Insignia of the Order of the Thistle. Four Windsor Gray horses will pull the carriage.
What is the route for the Carriage Procession?
As preparations for the Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle continue in Windsor, join us for a look at the route the newlyweds will take in a Carriage Procession following the Wedding Ceremony.#RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/YnFQVhxxti
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 18, 2018
After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds will have the Carriage Procession which is a tour around Windsor for the public to get a glimpse of them in person. The couple will start from Castle Hill to High Street, then into Windsor town center. From there, they will return to the Long Walk for their reception.
Undoubtedly, many people want to witness this event. Despite numerous parking spaces, the public is advised to book in advance. There are three advisable parking spots for the people: those in The Windsor Great Park, those at the Windsor Racecourse’s “Park and Float” service will provide, and the parking area at The Windsor Boy’s School.
The Royal Wedding will stream live in the Royal Family’s YouTube Channel.