Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Where in the World: the Royal Mews

In 2007, I stumbled upon the Royal Mews, which is on the side of Buckingham Palace.  It was closed that day, but my parents and I visited them in 2008, on a day they were open.  If you like the English royals, this is a fun little excursion.  The Royal Mews houses the royal carriages and cars, and sometimes, you might even see a horse or two.  It's well known the Queen is an avid horsewoman, but we were also told she names every horse in her stables.  The two types of horses used are Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays.









State Coach

And just for fun, check out the youtube video of the Mews getting ready for the Royal Wedding.  A lot of preparation goes into state occasions, between restoring carriages if they need it, prepping the horses, cars, livery, etc.

4 comments:

  1. So fun, and beautiful:) Now that would be the way to show up to your wedding, decked out on one of those beauties:)

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    1. The only thing I could think of similar to those carriages would be Cinderella's coach at Disney.

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  2. We were right near there when we visited London. Too bad we didn't know about this place!

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    1. We didn't know about it until we literally stumbled upon it. It has a sign but it's still hidden. Buckingham Palace takes a ton of the tourists.

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