Preparations for the wedding of Britain's Princess Margaret to Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 6, have?
Preparations for the wedding of Britain's Princess Margaret to Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 6, have been well under way in London, as workmen erect decorations and illuminations in the Mall, public stands go up along the royal route and bell-ringers practice at Westminster Abbey. Highlight of the preparations was the procession rehearsal on the route to the Abbey, May 1, and, despite chilly winds, hundreds crowded the streets for the occasion.
Coaches and escorting troops of the Household Cavalry, were timed as they left Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, and made their way along the route to Westminster Abbey. All soldiers wore khaki instead of the full ceremonial dress they will wear at the wedding.
Princess Margaret - accompanied by Prince Philip - will drive to the Abbey from Clarence House in the traditional Glass Coach. There will be only one other coach and that will carry Princess Margaret's Ladies-in-Waiting, her private secretary, and Prince Philip's secretary. There will be a Captain's escort of the Household Cavalry for the Princess. Her procession will leave Clarence House as that of Queen Elizabeth reaches the Abbey. Both processions will be headed by five Metropolitan Police officers riding on white horses.