ENGLAND VERSUS SCOTLAND.
measure up to its Scottish
equivalent? We take a look at the old rivals...GOLD STATE COACH
Pulled by: Eight horses.
Decorations: Festooned with carvings of dolphins, mermaids and cherubs. Paintings by Florentine artist Giovanni Cipriani decorate its sides and four gold tritons - half-man, half-fish - represent Britain's seafaring heritage.
Last used by the Queen before Golden Jubilee: At the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
Weight: Four tonnes.
SCOTTISH STATE COACH
Pulled by: Four horses.
Decorations: It bears the Royal Arms of Scotland and insignia of the Order Of The Thistle and has a model of the crown of Scotland on its roof.
Last used by the Queen before Golden Jubilee: At the opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1969.
Weight: Two tonnes.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jun 5, 2002|
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