Carriage Rides Through The Ages
Like many aspects of the coronation ceremony in Britain, the iconic Gold State Coach looks like it came straight from a fairy tale. This majestic coach has provided transportation for many monarchs to and from their coronations. King William IV rode on this coach in 1831, as did Queen Victoria in 1838 and Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. King Charles III finally got his chance to ride in the Gold State Coach on the way to his coronation at 73. He is the oldest monarch in Britain’s extensive history to ascend to the throne. You can easily see the look of pure joy on his face during this carriage ride, while Queen Elizabeth II appears more reserved and perhaps even nervous. It was a lot of responsibility for such a young woman to take on!