On Saturday, February 26 the colourful cavalcade of rally cars and their support vehicles will converge on the town of Portlaoise.
Rather than tour London in all his pomp, he will be whisked in a motor cavalcade numbering up to 30 vehicles, along the most direct and least visible of routes.
Hardy travelers can join the next cavalcade on a 15-day journey carrying goods deep into the Thar Desert.
Three miles from London the cavalcade was greeted by a mass choir of 3000 scholars and clerks from the city which urged him on with a Te Deum laudamus.
It required a cavalcade of tow vehicles to get the motor cars back to the scrutineering area.
On a lighter note there will be a colourful fair, with stalls, minstrels, stilt walkers, jesters and jugglers and a cavalcade of colourful characters.
The procession included a cavalcade of 60 motorbikes and trikes ridden by friends and family of the grandfather-of-eight.
There was little enthusiasm to stand and wave flags as a cavalcade of horse boxes bumped past.
The cavalcade of bikers brought with them a special guest - Santa, who had a present for each child on the paediatric ward.
The applause swelled as members of the Royal Family left in the seven-car cavalcade , particularly when the young Princes William and Harry passed by.