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Royal couple to ride off in true fairy tale style after tying knot

Plan A:
The Ascot
Landau and
coachman
Philip
Barnard-
Brown with
one of the
horses that
will pull it PICTURE: PA

PRINCE HARRY may not have been a talking frog when he first met Meghan Markle — but their wedding plans certainly do fit the script of a fairy tale.

The couple will wave to well-wishers from an open-top horse-drawn carriage after they tie the knot at Windsor Castle.

They will ride into Windsor town centre so the crowds lining the route can join in the excitement of their big day on May 19.

Kensington Palace said: ‘They are very much looking forward to this short journey, which they hope will be a memorable moment for everyone.’

Plan B: The Scottish State Coach is the wet weather option for the couple

Harry and Meghan visited the royal mews at Buckingham Palace to select the Ascot Landau carriage. Two of the vehicles were used when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in 2011.

Crown equerry Col Toby Browne, who runs the mews, said: ‘It’s a wonderfully bright, small, lovely carriage. Very easy for people to see, the passengers can sit up quite high — so there’s lots of visibility.

‘Harry was best man at his brother’s wedding so he rode in one of these with the bridesmaids and pages.’

If it rains, the newlyweds will switch to the Scottish State Coach, which has large windows and a partially glass roof to give onlookers a good view of them.

Meanwhile it emerged that aircraft and drones have been banned from flying over Windsor during the wedding as security is stepped up. The ban does not affect commercial aircraft using nearby Heathrow.