It looks like last week's sighting of an immaculate horse-drawn vehicle during my morning commute was no fluke. I saw the same carriage again this morning, and this time I was sat at traffic lights so had time to grab my camera phone for a quick snap.
The vehicle is being pulled by two white horses, and the man driving it is all decked out in coat, tails and a top hat. There are two horses being ridden by riders in white breeches and khaki jackets following close behind.
I took the photograph as the horses were crossing Hyde Park Corner. They had come from Constitution Hill and were heading into the park. I suspect they belong to the Household Cavalry, which is based at Knightsbridge Barracks adjacent to Hyde Park.
What is it in aid of, I wonder? Are they practising for a royal event? It looks quite processionary, even funeral like. Anyone got any theories?
Total distance: 12.64miles (20.35km) | Ride time: 1hr, 8min and 29sec | Average speed: 11mph | Top speed: 21.6mph