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Old 05-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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The government that did give some money to the coach builder is now out of power and the one that is in has becoming a republic on its agenda.
It simply is a matter of the relevant current minister not doing his research properly and wanting to have a dig at the previous administration but it hasn't worked in this case.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:38 AM
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Ahh, so the royal coach has become a political "hot potato." Thanks for the information.
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I noticed that the Queen was in Wales to open the National Assembly. Her state limousine was there for her. Did she drive in it all the way from London or was it transported there for her?
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:19 PM
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It was transported there for her. She traveled to Wales by train.
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Hi, does anyone know the symbols on the 1902 either side of the coats of arms. Thank you in anticipation.
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Looks to me link the Garter star surrounded by the collar of the Order of the Garter. I could be wrong though.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:58 AM
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IT'S 2,223 days since Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 80th birthday -- but Her Majesty still hasn't received her birthday present.

And now it's not clear if she ever will.

Queen's coach remains expensive fairytale

A horse-drawn carriage funded by the Howard government to the tune of $245,000 for the Queen's 80th birthday in 2006 has yet to be given to Elizabeth II and has never been seen by any Commonwealth officials.

A Senate estimates committee heard this morning that the famed state coach Britannia was still in Sydney and that its maker, Jim Frecklington, was now requesting that Australian taxpayers contribute a further $5million, even though the Queen celebrated her 86th birthday earlier this year.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:42 PM
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The royal mews house some of the most beautifully guilded royal coaches it's like a beautiful royal garage.
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Does anyone what happened to The State Coach Britannia? and will it be given to The Queen?
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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Does anyone what happened to The State Coach Britannia? and will it be given to The Queen?
As of now, it still hasn't been shipped to Britain and it's future fate is not known.

Frecklington - the coachbuilder who created The State Coach Britannia - claimed that it had been commissioned by the Buckingham Palace, but the latter always denied it. In March 2012 Frecklington wrote to the Gillard Government requesting $5 Million (Australian Dollars) to pay for building of the coach and to ship it to the United Kingdom for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The request was refused.

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I could be wrong, but I believe he does not have one piece of paper from the palace stating that they would pay $5m for a new coach. I don't believe they have a shortage.
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The newest addition to the Royal fleet - a Jaguar XJ Limousine, photographed in the Royal Mews, London:
http://thebritishnobility.tumblr.com/image/41314245068
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As of now, it still hasn't been shipped to Britain and it's future fate is not known.

Frecklington - the coachbuilder who created The State Coach Britannia - claimed that it had been commissioned by the Buckingham Palace, but the latter always denied it. In March 2012 Frecklington wrote to the Gillard Government requesting $5 Million (Australian Dollars) to pay for building of the coach and to ship it to the United Kingdom for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The request was refused.

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Just great! I wrote a book that has this in it. At least it takes place in the future so their is still a chance it could be used. Wish I had known this but I started writing the book in 2007 and published it in 2011.
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The Riding School in the present mews was built by John Nash when Buckingham House was occupied by King George III.
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Here are some of my photos from my visit to the Royal Mews.

All the horses were on their summer holidays out in the country except these two and two brown ones.

I remember the groom saying a Windsor Grey was not a breed, but any big enough grey horse - or something like that.

Everybody "on duty" at these places was eager to answer questions, and really enjoyed the visitors taking an interest.

The people who work in the Royal Mews live in the accommodation above the stables.

It was wonderful to be able to get up close to these coaches and carriages - the one that took Diana to her wedding, the one that Her Majesty took to her coronation etc.

Such history right there in front of you - and a lovely sunny day in London, and no crowding. Time to linger or go back for another look at something.
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Here are some of my photos from my visit to the Royal Mews.
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