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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank use Scottish State Carriage for procession

Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will take a short carriage ride through Windsor following their wedding this morning, departing in the Scottish State Coach from St. George’s Chapel.

The couple was due to ride in an open landau, but with the poor weather and high winds, it was decided this morning that the Scottish State Coach would be used instead.

The Scottish State Coach was made in 1830 and owned by a member of the nobility before it was given to Queen Mary in 1920 by the Keppel Family and has been used sparingly since for ceremonial occasions.

The Queen had it remodelled in 1968-1969 to become an enclosed carriage, with the Royal Arms, the insignia of the Order of the Thistle and the Crown of Scotland painted onto the sides and roof.

The Queen and Prince Philip rode in the Scottish State Carriage at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the way back to Buckingham Palace.

Princess Eugenie and Jack will take a shorter procession through Windsor than the route the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took in May, skipping the Long Walk and just processing down Castle Hill, High Street and back onto Cambridge Gate.

The four horses pulling the Scottish State Carriage are Windsor Grey horses named Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm. The outriders are Claudia and Sir Basil.

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