Friday, June 13, 2014

A Real Life Cinderella Carriage

My sister was telling me about the Queen of England's new carriage and I couldn't help but think of Cinderella. It's hard to believe that the old fashioned transportation is still used today, if only for rare occasions.
[Designer/builder Jim] "Frecklington used more than a hundred pieces of British history to decorate the interiors and exteriors of the carriage, including fragments of Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, and Lord Nelson’s ship, the Victory, as well as pieces of wood from Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, and even a supposed piece of Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree. But it also contains modern history in the form of wood from the royal yacht Britannia, on which the queen traveled many times before it was decommissioned in 1997."

The carriage cost about $4.5 million to build and would be worth twice that if sold.  It was funded entirely  by Australian government grants and personal loans (Frecklington is Australian). .
Edmund Dulac


  1. Dear Kristin,

    All that and not a pumpkin in sight!


    Far Far Away