- Mar 28, 2011
William and Kate royal wedding ride a protest-damaged Rolls-Royce
1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI – Click above for full gallery of the royal wedding's transportation
When Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot on April 29, the bride will ride to Westminster Abbey in a 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI that student protesters attacked on December 9. The car, carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla at the time, suffered a broken window and new two-tone paint job. Follow the jump for some video footage of how the attack went down.
According to Alex Garty, the transport manager at Buckingham Palace, the car is being repaired as we speak and will be ready for the April 29 nuptials. Garty says the car is getting a quick freshening while it's being repaired, just to make sure it's looking its best for the royal bride.
Once the knot has been tied, William and Kate will proceed back to Buckingham Palace in an open-top 1902 State Landau carriage, provided it isn't raining. The same State Landau also took Prince Charles to St. Paul's Cathedral for his 1981 wedding to Princess Diana.
If the weather doesn't cooperate, the royal couple will ride in an 1881 Glass Coach, which is usually the vehicle of choice for royal brides to get to the church.
[Source: YouTube via Yahoo, Hello Magazine]