The Royal Family’s unconventional arrival at King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s wedding on April 9, 2005, is currently captivating the internet. A video posted by the royal fan account @thee.rooyal.family on January 7, 2024, highlighting their unusual mode of transportation, has amassed over 500,000 views, showcasing a departure from the traditional royal carriage.
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The video contrasts the opulent arrivals at other royal weddings, such as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s carriage procession at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding in 2011, with the simpler approach taken by Charles’ family. Instead of lavish floats or luxurious cars, the family is seen arriving in a tour bus, waving to excited crowds.
The footage, highlighting this stark contrast, includes a glimpse of a young Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, and Princess Anne inside the bus, drawing amused reactions from viewers. Comments on the video range from humor to surprise, with one user jokingly comparing the bus to their school transportation.
The choice of a tour bus for the royal family’s arrival at the wedding, which was marked by a civil ceremony due to both Charles and Camilla being divorcees, was a significant deviation from royal tradition.
Royal author Penny Junor, in a 2020 interview with Newsweek, reflected on the uncertainty surrounding the public reception of Charles and Camilla’s wedding, especially given the controversy of their relationship during Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana. However, the day was ultimately met with a positive atmosphere and well-wishers, despite initial apprehensions.