During Her Majesty’s historic reign, cars have come in all shapes and sizes, and not all have been as grand as you may think; the common theme is they’ve all been built in Britain.
The Queen’s enduring passion for driving throughout her 70-year reign is thought to have been inspired by her experiences during the Second World War, when she was a driver and mechanic in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service.
Her Majesty has strong relationships with all British car manufacturers. 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
Her Royal Highness's state cars include three Rolls Royce’s, three Daimlers and two Bentleys, each car is painted in Royal livery claret and none have license plates. The Rolls Royce Phantom VI was a gift from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to celebrate the Silver jubilee in 1978. In 2002 Bentley gifted two luxury limousines in celebration of the Golden jubilee, each car is worth £10 million and cannot be bought anywhere else.
The Royal Family appear to like to keep their choice of cars mainly British, although German brands such as Audi are beginning to become popular with the younger Royals. One of the most famous British manufacturers Jaguar are so well liked by the Royals that they have been awarded three Royal Warrants, from the Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Charles.
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