Friday, April 2, 2010

The Royal Mews Buckingham Palace London

We also visited the Royal Mews. The Mews is the home to the Royal collection of historic coaches and carriages.
This is one of the finest working stables in existence and a living part of Britain`s heritage, the Mews is responsible for all road travel arrangements for the Queen and the members of the Royal Family. The Mews staff and their families live on the site.

The horses stabled at the Mews are Windsor greys and Cleveland bays, breeds chosen for their steady temperament and stamina.

The glass coach is used by royal brides, the luxurious Australian state coach has central heating and electric windows. This coach is often used by The Queen to travel to the state opening of Parliament.

The most dazzling of all coaches on display is the Gold State Coach, pictured below. This was used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821 and in 2002 played the central role in Her Majesty The Queen`s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The car above is The Rolls-Royce Phantom.

We had a lovely time exploring the Mews looking at the wonderful coaches and the horses. Some of the horses were out as seen in the blog below taking the ambassadors to meet the queen.
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