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  • c.1377

    Richard II establishes the King's Mews at Charing Cross.

    Image: Richard II, King of England (1367-1400) by Henry Pierce Bone (1779-1855).

  • 1537

    Royal Stables in Bloomsbury destroyed by fire: horses moved to Mews at Charing Cross.

    Image: St James's Mews (old, now Trafalgar Square).

  • 1714

    George I brings cream Hanoverian stallions to England on his accession.

    Image: George I, King of Great Britain (1660-1727) by Henry Pierce Bone (1779-1855) - wearing State robes of purple velvet with ermine collar and a lace cravat, the Collar of the Order of the Garter about his shoulders.

  • 1761

    George III buys Buckingham House.

    Image: Buckingham House in 1710 - the facade facing the Mall.

  • 1762

    Gold State Coach commissioned by George III.

    Click here for a description of Her Majesty's State Coach

    Image: George III's Procession to the Houses of Parliament (1762) by John Wootton.

  • 1765-6

    Sir William Chambers builds the present Riding School.

    Image: Sir William Chambers (1723-96) by Sir Joshua Reynolds

  • 1795

    29 October: A mob attacks King George III while he is travelling in the Gold State Coach on his way to the State Opening of Parliament.

    Click here to see the day's entry in the Royal Mews 1795 Diary.

    Image: The Republican Attack by James Gillray (1756-1815)
    © Trustees of the British Museum

  • 1822

    George IV commissions John Nash to design present Royal Mews in gardens of Buckingham Palace.

    Image: Main entrance to the Royal Mews.

  • 1838

    Coronation of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey, 28 June 1838. The Queen is seated on the Coronation Chair, centre, wearing the Imperial State Crown and holding a sceptre in her right hand; in the choir stalls behind are her mother, the Duchess of Kent, with other members of the Royal Family. Click here to see the order of the State Procession for Queen Victoria's Coronation

    Image: The Coronation of Queen Victoria (1839) by Sir George Hayter (1792-1871).

  • 1855

    Queen Victoria establishes a school in the Mews.

    Image: Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) - 1859 by Franz Xavier Winterhalter (1805-1873).

  • 1881

    Glass Coach built by A. Peters and Sons.

    Image: The Glass Coach, with driver and four horses standing in the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.

  • 1897

    Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

    Image: 'God Save the Queen', 1899, by John Charlton (1849-1917) - Queen Victoria arriving at St. Paul's Cathedral on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, 22nd June 1897.

  • 1901

    King Edward VII garages first motor car in the Mews.

    Image: King Edward VII (1841-1910) in a 24-horse-power Daimler of 1901.

  • 1920

    King George V has two coach houses converted to garages.

    Image: Chauffeurs and Rolls-Royce Phantoms at Royal Mews.

  • 1923

    Wedding of the Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon.

    Image: State Procession for the wedding of Prince Albert of York (George VI) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) - 1923.

  • 1941

    Gold State Coach moved to Mentmore in Buckinghamshire for the duration of the Second World War.

    Image: George VI and Queen Elizabeth meet women and children of bomb-damaged areas of the East End of London.

  • 1965

    State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

    Image: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Mr Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, VE Day, May 8th 1945.

  • 1977

    Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.

    Image: The Queen visiting Highbury Fields in North London during her Silver Jubilee tour where a crowd of well-wishers greet her.

  • 1977-8

    Phantom VI presented to The Queen by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders on her Silver Jubilee.

    Image: Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

  • 2002

    The State Bentley Limousine is presented to The Queen to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebrations.

    Image: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Winfield House - the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America - in Regent's Park, London, as part of the President's State Visit to the UK. Picture date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011. © Copyright Press Association, Photographer Yui Mok/PA Wire

  • 2011

    Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.

    Image: Prince William and his bride make their way to Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. © Copyright Press Association

  • 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

    Image: The official emblem for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 was drawn by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar, from Chester.