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Queen Elizabeth’s 260-year-old ‘Gold State Coach’ To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant

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Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh

Queen Elizabeth’s 260-year-old ‘Gold State Coach’ is set to appear at Platinum Jubilee pageant on Sunday.

The Gold State Coach is an enclosed, eight-horse-drawn carriage used by the British Royal Family.

It first transported a young Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey on her coronation day in 1953.

Commissioned for £7,562 ( or around $2 Million today) in 1760 by King George III, it was completed in 1762.





Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh

Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh

An opulent 260-year-old Gold State Coach is set to lead a spectacular procession on the streets of London on Sunday as part of the Platinum Jubilee pageant to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will be held on Sunday, 5 June 2022 near Buckingham Palace. It is organised as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh

The Gold State Coach is an enclosed, eight-horse-drawn carriage used by the British Royal Family. It first transported a young Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey on her coronation day in 1953.

Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh





Commissioned for £7,562 (or around £1.6m or $2 Million today) in 1760 by King George III, it was built over the course of two years and completed in 1762 in the London workshops of Samuel Butler.

Adorned with ornate sculptures of cherubs and tritons, the eye-catching coach is the third oldest surviving coach in the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh

Queen Elizabeth's 260-year-old 'Gold State Coach' To Appear At Platinum Jubilee Pageant - autojosh

The 18th-century coach has received four restorations over the centuries, including at least seven layers of gilding and retouching on its body.

The over four tons vehicle is around 23 feet in length, 12 tall and made of gilded wood. It is only ever drawn by eight horses at a walking pace.





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