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Here’s a short article on the carriage-related portion of the official Jubilee weekend (tomorrow through Tuesday), from Britain’s Telegraph newspaper:


Royal Horses, Cars, and Carriages at the Ready for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Procession

During the Diamond Jubilee weekend, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will take part in a carriage procession [on Tuesday, June 5] from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace, where the route is expected to be lined with thousands of spectators. If the weather is dry, they will travel in an open-topped 1902 state Landau carriage, which is looked after by Head Coachman Mark Hargreaves in the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace. “Because this is a special occasion and it’s the right time of year, it’s perfect conditions for having an open carriage so that we can all see the Queen,” Mr. Hargreaves said. Also taking part in the carriage procession will be the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. The procession will also be accompanied with a Sovereign’s Escort of horses and military personnel. The spectacle will be part of a series of Diamond Jubilee events on June 5, starting with a St. Paul’s Cathedral service of thanksgiving and ending with the Royal Family gathering on Buckingham Palace’s balcony.


For the Telegraph’s full timetable of the weekend’s events, click here.

And to watch a wonderful video on the horse-drawn and motorized vehicles in Tuesday’s procession, click here.