THE LORD MAYOR'S PROCESSION (1895), FROM PUNCH OFFICE, IN FLEET STREET.
On Lord Mayor's Day London gives itself up to holiday-making, and turns out in its thousands to see the time-honoured Show. Our view exhibits the State Carriage, conveying the new Lord Mayor, Sir Walter Wilkin, to the Law Courts to be sworn in before Her Majesty's Judges. This gorgeous coach, drawn by six horses, is only used when great ceremony has to be observed. The servants are always resplendent in new livery on the 9th of November, and the coachman is an object of great awe to small boys. It will be noticed that the leading horses are guided by a postilion, and that all are attended by footmen. Following the coach is a detachment of the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896