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

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

1902 STATE LANDAU: Prince William and Kate Middleton will make 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.

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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.

SEMI STATE LANDAU: The last two carriages in the procession. One will carry the queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh. The second one will carry the parents – Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and Michael and Carole Middleton.

THE GLASS COACH: The standby option. If it is raining heavily, the newlywed couple will ride in this fully covered coach after the wedding service. This carriage was built in 1881. It has traditionally carried royal brides to their weddings – Diana rode in it, as did Sarah Ferguson when she married the queen’s second son Prince Andrew. Middleton will not ride in this to her wedding. Buckingham Palace said she prefers to take a car.

CARS: Prince William and Kate Middleton will arrive at the wedding in one of the royal cars. The royal family has Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Daimlers in their collection.

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