Princess Di’s Wedding Carriage Gets A Little Polish-N’-Shine For The Royal Wedding

The Daily Mail learned that Prince William and Kate Middleton will ride back from Westminster Abbey in the 1902 State Landau that carried Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day in 1981.

Not to rub salt in your wedding budget wound, but Middleton will be driven to the ceremony in a Rolls Royce VI.  Accompanied by her father, this will mark Middleton’s final drive as a commoner before becoming a member of the royal family.  Sort-of-funny-but-not-really fact about this Rolls Royce VI: It was the same car Prince Charles and Camilla were in when they were attacked by student riots back in December.  The facial expressions worn by the Prince and his gal were fairly priceless, but violence is not something to be laughed at.  No matter, the Rolls-Royce is in the shop due to some damage caused during that ruckus, but it’ll brand new by the time April 29th gets here.

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The Rolls-Royce was a gift to Queen Elizabeth II on her Silver Jubilee back in 1977.  The windows on the car are big, giving people a better view of Middleton as she makes her way over to Westminster Abbey.

The horse-drawn carriage Middleton will leave the Abbey as a princess is worth over one million pounds and has tires that can still be driven if flat, reinforced steel doors and toughened glass.  “Pimp my horse-drawn carriage,” indeed.  It was built for Edward VII’s coronation, and was also used for the weddings of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as for the 1986 wedding of  Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.

Ahh, and expect a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham palace when all is said and done.  This is the fairy tale we’ve been waiting to binge on, socialites.  How smitten does this royal couple look? We’ve got some great pics of Kate and Wills looking all sorts of cute during their trip to Northern Ireland back in early March, along with images of the carriage that will carry them back from Westminster Abbey.