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The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace

Official Guidebook

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is a unique part of Britain’s heritage.  Built between 1822 and 1825 for George IV, it is still a fully functioning stables, and the home of many of the carriages familiar to us all from grand state occasions - the Glass Coach, the Irish State Coach, the 1902 State Landau, and of course the Gold State Coach itself, recognized worldwide for its role in The Queen’s Coronation and Silver Jubilee.  The Royal Mews is also responsible for the training of the famous Windsor Greys and Bays, the horses that pull the royal carriages; for the garaging of the royal cars, including the Rolls-Royce used by the Queen; and for the care, cleaning, and upkeep of historic harness and liveries.

This new, fully illustrated guide to the Royal Mews, published for the first time in Golden Jubilee year, provides an introduction to the history of the Royal Mews, a tour round the Mews itself, peeps behind the scenes at the work of the mews, and contains clear explanations of the different types of carriages, coaches, harness and liveries to be seen there.

56 pages | color illustrations throughout | 8 x 10 3/4 | © 2002

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Table of Contents

The Royal Mews

Illustrated Timeline

Historical Introduction

The Master of the Horse

The Crown Equerry

The Royal Mews—An Illustrated Tour

Carriages in the Mews

The Carriage Horses

The Exhibition of Liveries

The Harness Room

The Gold State Coach

The 1902 State Landau

The Glass Coach

The Australian State Coach         

The Royal Cars

The Irish State Coach

State and Semi-State Landaus

Queen Alexandra’s State Coach

The Scottish State Coach and other coaches

The Riding School

The Working Day

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