From Vintage to Electric: See the Regal Cars of the Royal Wedding

At the tradition-breaking wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, the cars that transported the bride and groom — and distinguished guests — started out vintage and ended smack dab in the modern day.

The cars featured in the wedding festivities whizzed by spectators who stood along the “Long Walk” in Windsor, the town 25 miles of London where Prince Harry and Markle wed, but Kensington Palace provided details on the swanky rides.

Markle’s Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

Markle and her mother Doria Ragland arrived at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom IV. The palace said the automobile was built and delivered in 1950. It was the first Rolls-Royce of the Queen, and her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. She first owned it when she was still Princess Elizabeth. It is one of only 16 built.

Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony to Prince Harry in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony to Prince Harry in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
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The Queen’s State Bentley

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pulled up to the chapel in grand style, shortly before the bride and bridesmaids. They arrived in the Queen’s State Bentley, a car delivered in 2002 as a Golden Jubilee gift from the Confederation of British Motor Manufacturers. It’s since been outfitted with a biofuel engine.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / POOL / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / POOL / AFP)

Kate Middleton’s Vintage Daimler

The Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Kate Middleton, arrived at the wedding along with some of Markle’s close friends. They were accompanied by Markle’s six bridesmaids and four pageboys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Three vintage Diamler DS 420s delivered the crew to the chapel door. The cars are semi-state limousines, and have been in service since 1992, the palace said. They were among the last three ever produced. They’re typically used to transport members of the royal family and ambassadors.

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