Regal Rides: 10 Cars Driven by the British Royal Family
Ever wonder what the garage looks like at Buckingham Palace? This gallery of cars owned and driven by the British royal family gives us a pretty good idea.
Prince Harry’s Audi
The members of the royal family certainly seem to have an affinity for Audis. Prince Harry and Meghan drove this Audi to the Royal Family Christmas Lunch last December. Harry also listed a gray Audi RS6 for $94,000 in August 2018, which boasted $14,000 in options, and had previously owned a RS5 and a S3. He’s not the only one with a storied Audi ownership past, either: Prince Charles has owned an A6, Prince William an A5 Sportback and Kate an A3.
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Audi A6 Hatchback
Speaking of Prince William’s Audi… Here is the Duke of Cambridge with his Audi A6 hatcback. Why this fierce devotion to the brand? Well, it’s believed that the royal family has received as much as a 60 per cent discount on lease agreements with the German manufacturer.
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Bentley State Limousine
This is one of two Bentley State Limousines created for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. It has a 6.75-litre V8 engine that can reach 210 km/h. The classy car is said to be valued at $12.7-million USD.
Her majesty’s car collection also includes a Range Rover, a Land Rover, a Jaguar Daimler and a Bentley Bentayga.
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Prince Charles enjoys his Aston Martins, including a 1989 Aston Martin Vantage V8 as seen in this 1998 picture. (That’s Tiggy Legge Bourke in the passenger seat and Prince Harry in the back!)
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Aston Martin Volante DB6
Prince Charles received this Aston Martin Volante DB6 as a gift for his 21st birthday and continues to routinely drive it. Here’s, he’s shown driving it to a Country Churches concert at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin back in 2015. The car also carried Prince William and Kate when they got married.
Prince Charles had it converted to run on biofuel back in 2008, and it now runs on wine waste and whey, if you can believe it!
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Prince Charles bought Jaguar’s first electric car in 2018. The car came with a price tag of $69,500 but other models cost as much as $80,000. The Jaguar has a range of 380 kilometres on its battery and has 394 horsepower.
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Speaking of environmentally-friendly rides, Prince Harry and Meghan drove around in an E-type Jaguar following their wedding in August 2018; specifically a concept car that was originally manufactured in 1968. According to Jaguar, any XK engine built from 1948 to 1992 can be converted to electric power as well. The legendary auto manufacturer expects conversions to take off in full force in 2020.
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Since Prince William and Kate had children, their preferred ride seems to be a Range Rover. Here, he and Kate make their way to the Royal Christmas lunch back in 2017.
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1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI
Prince Charles and Camilla rode around in the classic 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI in June 2019 when U.S. President Donald Trump visited. The Rolls Royce has been used for a number of special occasions, like the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in which it took Kate and her father to Westminster Abbey (one of the must-see London attractions). The car was a gift from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, celebrating her 25th year on the throne.
Prince William was spotted driving around in this BMW back in 2012 when he and Kate attended the wedding of their friends Alice St. John Webster and Gerald Avenel.
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