Which classic Royal cars could we see at the coronation? Anything from King Charles III much-loved Aston Martins to an up-to-the-minute electric Jaguar. The royal family's car collection is an eclectic mix of motors, old and new.
The royal mews at Buckingham Palace is the primary home of the motorcade of limousines and other luxury vehicles used by the family for formal occasions. These are often referred to as “state cars”.
Many were provided to the royal household by car manufacturers. Bentley, for example, provided two limousines in 2002 for Queen Elizabeth’s golden jubilee, and one was reportedly flown out by the company to Germany for Charles’s first state visit as King last month.
Over the years, the Royal Family have been seen behind the wheel of some of the most iconic British cars. Our favourite is a stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, a gift from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for Charles’ 21st birthday.
Some of the cars used (officially and unofficially) by the Royal Family over the years include:
- Rolls-Royce Phantom VI
- Land Rover Discovery
- Land Rover Freelander
- Aston Martin DB6
- Audi A8 limousine
- Jaguar XJ
- Bentley Continental Flying Spur
King Charles III's Coronation will be held on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. A Bank Holiday Weekend like no other, it will be full pomp and ceremony on display as King Charles and Queen Camilla are crowned in an historic investiture in Westminster Abbey.
It will be a time for community celebrations across the country as we look towards a new Chapter for the United Kingdom. From the investiture ceremony to the Coronation Big Lunch, the first weekend in May will be full of celebrations for the new monarch.