In just about a month and some days, Kate Middleton will become a princess. But she doesn't want to go into the big wedding acting like one — that would just be tacky. So rather than arrive in a carriage like previous royals, she's keeping it simple and down-to-earth and arriving in a Rolls Royce. W reports on her arrival plans:
Kate is to travel by car to Westminster Abbey, accompanied by her father, who presumably will be wearing a morning coat, with tie. (For the few parental words delivered outside his Bucklebury home after the November engagement announcement, Mr. Middleton eschewed a tie.) Most recent brides—including both Diana Spencer and Sarah Ferguson—traveled by carriage, but Kate’s choice is in keeping with the couple’s wish to downplay the fairy-tale aspect of their wedding. At any rate, a Rolls-Royce from the Royal Mews—the Windsors’ garage and stable—will ensure that she arrives without feeling sick due to the rocking of the carriage.
And without the carriage, what could possibly make her sick before her wedding? Surely not the bajillions of people watching her intently for hours on end. Surely not all the celebrities in the Abbey. And surely not the fact that she's signing herself away to one man — whose balding has been dutifully reported on by esteemed news organizations like the New York Times — for the rest of her life. Now, when Kate is officially the princess, she will leave the Abbey with her prince husband in a carriage. Oh, we just can't wait. The world has been waiting for William's princess moment for ages!