Newlyweds were ride on time during romantic carriage trip
THE CARRIAGE RIDE WAS THE CHANCE FOR EVERYONE IN WINDSOR TO GET CLOSE TO THE HAPPY COUPLE, WRITES ANNABEL HENNESSY
IT was a simple carriage ride but it showed how loved — and in love — the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex are.
Thousands of people lining the streets of Windsor laughed, cried and snapped the newlyweds on smartphones.
Harry showed his gallantry by gently helping Meghan step into and out of the carriage. The pair couldn’t have looked more in love as they held hands and exchanged smiles and secret whispers.
Meghan showed she already has the famous royal wave down pat as she graciously greeted the public.
Best friends Trachelle Borg, 46, and Ange Morris, 45, who are both from Brisbane, gave the newlyweds a cheers with glasses of wine as they rode past.
Ms Borg said seeing them was an emotional moment.
“I was a big fan of Diana and still have memorabilia from her and Charles’ wedding,” Ms Borg said. “I think Harry is a great man and he’s done his mum and all of us here proud. I’ve got a few tears in my eyes.”
The carriage ride lasted about 25 minutes with the pair riding in an Ascot Landau — the same carriage Harry rode in during William’s 2011 wedding.
It was pulled by four windsor grey horses.
Following the carriage was a picked guard of 24 mounted soldiers from the Household Cavalry, which is Prince Harry’s former regiment.
The crowd’s screams were deafening, with hundreds of fans attempting to run through the streets and follow the couple along their ride.
Parents lifted children onto shoulders and others hung out of first-floor windows to try to get the best views.
Around the iron gates next to the Long Walk, where Harry and Meghan finished their journey, others even climbed onto the surrounding fences to get a final glimpse of the couple.
London-based florist Philippa Craddock prepared the flowers. The arrangements contained myrtle, traditionally
used in royal bouquets, white roses and foxgloves Camilla Parker Bowles wore a blue-gold damask coat dress by Robinson Valentine for her wedding to Prince Charles in 2005.
THE NEW DUCHESS Meghan shows the perfect form of her royal wave to the adoring crowd.
PACKED IN The crowds packed the tight streets of Windsor and went crazy when the young royals slowly rode past, waving flags and even trying to folow along. The flashes of camera phones was as constant as the smiles on their faces.
JUST RADIANT The new Mr and Mrs Sussex. Pictures: Getty, AP, AFP