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State Coach

In the Coach House, discover a new exhibition telling the story of the family's luxurious state coach which once carried the 3rd Duke of Northumberland as George IV's personal representative to the coronation of Charles X in France in 1825.

It was repainted in 1902 for use at the coronation of King Edward VII, and was beautifully restored in 2011 for the wedding of the present Duke's eldest daughter, Katie.

Lady Katie's beautiful wedding dress is also on display in the coach house.

The coach was used again in June 2013 for the wedding of the Duke's youngest daughter, Lady Melissa, to Thomas van Straubenzee.

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State Coach steps
State Coach wheel