Check out this lady (Queen Beatrix of Netherlands) in her amazing carriage. That’s right, it’s a fucking carriage, complete with horses and all. Yes, that’s real gold covering the coach, and I’d bet my bonnet that whole rig was carved by hand over a hundred years ago. Let’s do some research…
The carriage is 112 years old! Apparently this coach has been involved in all kinds of royal shit. When the Crown Princess Beatrix married the German Claus van Amsberg during World War II, there was significant disapproval from the masses: “As the royal pair rode through the streets of Amsterdam in the carriage, smoke bombs exploded. Many photos show the golden coach, bearing the happy couple, emerging from clouds of smoke.” History, you are awesome. Apparently the coach was also involved in “…sexual escapades by members of the Royal Constabulary.” I might have to buy this book to find out in what kind of scandal that carriage assisted (if it ever gets translated into English).
My favorite part: “… the roof had to be raised in order to accommodate voluminous royal hairstyles and hats.” HA! Royalty.
OMFG it’s her, lol! You can find the original (I’m going to call it a portrait) here, at one of my favorite online comics, Hark a Vagrant.