The Royal Mews – The Royal Messenger

Even though Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace are in constant communication via email and fax, the traditional of the royal messenger goes on.

Regardless of the time of year, and whether or not the Queen is in residence at the Palace, twice a day this small carriage pulled by a grey gelding trots smartly under the archway leading to Buckingham Palace Road to begin its route.

The horses of the Royal Mews are an integral part of London life. Whether its the royal messenger, or a team of four pulling a visiting head of State, they add dignity and grace to the pomp and pageantry that can be seen every day.

Photograph © Jayne Pedigo

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