This week 30 years ago: Stamford Hill bride Antoinetta Saviano ‘surprised’ by horse-drawn carriage
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Antoinetta Saviano was surprised on her wedding day when a horse-drawn carriage turned up to take her to church instead of a Rolls Royce, the Gazette reported this week 30 years ago.
The rig had been made for King Edward VII's mistress Lily Langry, the legendary music hall artist.
Other famous names to have ridden in it included Tory PM Margaret Thatcher and comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.
The stylish coach and horses were laid on by bridegroom Steven Cinotti.
Crowds gathered outside Antoinetta's home in Wargrave Avenue, Stamford Hill, to catch a glimpse.
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