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

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - HARRY & MEGHAN -

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

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