In case you haven’t yet heard, there is a Royal wedding tomorrow, May 19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry and the world will celebrate with them. Every wedding is special but when a Royal marries, you can expect a great deal of tradition, pomp and horses, lots of beautiful horses.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will be carried through the streets of London by the Queen’s favorite horses. Storm and his son Tyrone, both Windsor Greys, will pull the Ascot Landau carriage. You may remember Storm who is so highly regarded by the queen that he was memorialized in a large sculpture alongside Daniel, retired in 2017.
The title, Windsor Greys, is given to all horses used by the British royals to draw carriage and coaches since Queen Victoria. Sir Basil and Londonderry will join Storm and Tyrone, serving as outriders for the wedding procession. The outriders traditionally serve to clear a path for the carriage and herald the arrival of the Royals. The Household Cavalry will follow behind the carriage serving as traveling escort.
More than 100,000 people are expected along the carriage route. The procession will begin at 1pm, following the noon service at St. George’s Chapel. The route will include Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road, Long Walk and Windsor Castle.