Harry and Meghan will rightly be taking centre stage today in Windsor (19 May 2018), but the gleaming horses escorting them will be giving the newlyweds a run for their money. We rewind the clock to look at royal weddings through history where the horses have been the showstoppers...

April 1923: Duke of York (later King George VI) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, London

November 1947: Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, London

November 1973: Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, London

July 1981: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, London

July 1986: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, London

June 1999: Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, Windsor

April 2011: Prince William and Catherine Middleton, London

Don’t miss this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine (17 May 2018), for the full feature about the horses at today’s royal wedding

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