The Queen’s golden carriage is lined up to return to sparkle for her Platinum Year – after being whisked into Buckingham Palace.
This 240-year-old draft horse trainer is getting what insiders describe as a MoT style more than once, 20 years since it last hit the streets of London.
Experts are inspecting the 24ft 4 ton Georgian carriage to make sure it’s in tip-top shape for the festival marking the 70th year of the throne.
Drivers and mechanics testing ride comfort and suspension hope to boost the ride while it’s on a one-on-one tour at the Royal Collection Trust museum, which is now closed to the public.
Palace aides have yet to confirm its exact role.
A source said: “It will be an incredible comeback.
“But these days will be too uncomfortable for the Queen and a major overhaul is needed for that to happen.”
It was commissioned by King George III in 1760 for £7,562 – the equivalent of £1.6 million today.
The royal family must appear in the carriage for Trooping The Colour on the first day of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration on June 2.
Buckingham Palace did not wish to comment.
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