For many of us, catching a glimpse of Lady Diana in a horse-drawn glass coach headed to her nuptials was the highlight of 1981. A true Cinderella moment.
But the idea of horsepower isn't a winner for one contemporary princess-to-be. Instead, Kate is opting for a luxury car to transport her along a winding route to Westminster Abbey, where she and William will wed Friday, April 29.
It's rumored the move is a shining example of the couple's efforts to keep costs in check. However, some have pointed out that the horse carriages and guards are on duty on the wedding day anyway so there's no extra expense. Perhaps Kate finds arriving via coach a tad over-the-top.
The good news, for Monarch-watchers like us at least, is that William and Kate have relented in one respect: They'll embark on married life with a horse-drawn carriage ride to whisk them away from the Abbey and on to the reception -- just like Charles and Diana, who ponied up for a post-nuptial carriage ride on their big day.