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The Sussexes

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tour the streets of Windsor in an open topped carriage

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have gone on a sun-drenched carriage procession through the streets of Windsor to the delight of the crowds from all over the world who have thronged the streets. The open Ascot-Landau was accompanied by a travelling escort from the Household Cavalry. The route of the carriage procession is lined by various members of all branches of the armed forces, a lot of whom have had a connection with Prince Harry during his ten years in the Army that he says shaped him.

The route-liners included members of the Irish Guards currently stationed in Windsor, members of the Gurkha Rifles, the Army Air Corps and RAF. When the procession came up the spectacular Long Walk, over a kilometre of the barriers was covered with banners that were made especially for the event by school children, from Berkshire together with people from care homes and organised by BBC Radio Berkshire the local radio station.

Estimates of over 120,000 people were packing the area all of them were so delighted to see Their Royal Highnesses waving and smiling to everyone. There was also a nice speed with the carriages compared to the high speed of the Rolls-Royce as it had earlier sped Meghan Markle and her mother up the Long Walk. Hence, all of the crowd got a chance to glimpse of that brilliant dress and the smiling couple who as everyone has said are clearly in love and were clearly showing it all through the journey through both the narrow medieval streets of Windsor and the wide-open space of the Long Walk. It is an astonishing straight road of just over two and a half-miles which took the new Duke and Duchess from the thousands of cheering crowds of the Great Park to the quiet serenity of the Home Park and a chance to reflect on the wedding.