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Old 04-29-2014, 04:47 AM
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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...00_634x408.jpg I have a question about Prince Michael's car. Is it his private care or a Royal Household one? What about it's registration plate? IMO it's unusual, but maybe it's not - I'm not from the UK . Is it some kind of a special plate reserved for Royals or cars used by the Royal Household? For example, in Denmark there are special plates for royals, even for their private cars. Even former members of the Royal House, like Hereditary Prince Knud's sons are/were "entitled to" them.
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I think this may be Prince Michael's own car because the numberplate is an old, dateless one and I believe he collects number plates. Dateless number plates started off in 1904 and by the 1960s they had run out of numbers and the new system of numbering came into effect. According to my research, the lower the number on the plate, the more expensive it is.
I agree, it is probably Michael's private car. The number plate is an ol registration that any one can buy - there is a secondary market in them, and many websites advertise them.

Members of the BRF do not have any special numbers plates other than HM, who does not have a registration number her state Bentleys. Her other cars, including the Bentley Mulsanne and RRovers she uses, are registered as normal cars would be.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:20 AM
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Looks like a personalised number plate to me.
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If it is a retro plate what is the Euro strip doing there? What about the symbols on both sides of the numbers? Maybe it is some royal sign, a monogram? I can't see it well.
Danske nummerplader - Kongehusets nummerplader Here is the list of the plates of the Danish Royal House, including those used by such remote royals like the brothers of Princess Elisabeth.
The plates look like that one - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...censeplate.JPG
I;ve recently seen a photo of Count Ingolf's car with such royal plate, it was at the funeral of his brother's. I can't find it now
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[QUOTE=kbk;1661715]If it is a retro plate what is the Euro strip doing there? What about the symbols on both sides of the numbers? Maybe it is some royal sign, a monogram? I can't see it well.....quote /]

THE number plate itself is obviously a new one and complies with the standard British design for a rear numberplate, which includes the EU symbol badge with the letters GB (Great Britain) below it.

So, it is the number that is old rather than the number plate and the number itself has been used on a previous car, a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI. Prince Michael presumably decided not to use the Rolls any more and had the number registered instead to the newer car.

In the UK, if you buy a car with a standard registration number and later decide to buy a personalised one (say, KBK 123) then you would have to register the new number with the car at the DVLA (Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency).

Going back to Prince Michael's car, the symbols on the left of the black lettering could be the car-maker's logo and the symbol on the right looks like the English flag of St George. Neither of these two symbols are standard on rear-number plates.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 AM
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He probably owns the registration personally and can then put it on any kind of plate he wants (within reason). He can have one made with the EU flags (), or one without. As long as it adheres to certain guidelines, it's up to the owner of the number what sort of plate he wants - it can be in different fonts, different size of lettering, manufacturers logos can even be put on them.

He seems to have some sort of heraldic symbol on it, from what I can see.
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The Queen's new palace on wheels: Wood from Newton's apple tree. A bullet from Waterloo. Metal from a Dambuster. Unveiled today, carriage that's a mobile museum of our history-
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The Queen will travel to the state opening of Parliament in a living time capsule, a new state coach celebrating hundreds of years of the nation's history. Fragments of Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose, Sir Issac Newton's apple tree and the stone of destiny are just some of the priceless artefacts incorporated into the bodywork of the carriage being used by the monarch for the first time, As creator Jim Frecklington explains….
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It's a truly stunning work of art. It also incorporates many diamonds, sapphires etc.

It seems likely to be much more comfortable for the occupants than the older carriages. It also appears to have been designed in such a way as to be much easier to both see the Queen inside it and also for the Queen to see the other way.

I think it'll be a very long time before we see another coach added to the Queen's collection, if ever.
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What delights me that most I think about the carriage is that it has become a part of living history and will continue to be used for many, many years to come. So fitting for family that embodies the history and traditions of a realm.
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The monarch has leased the Agusta A190S because it is thought to be safer to use one aircraft rather than several on short-term leases-
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this headline has just caused huge outrage on twitter because it is so misleading.

This is the lead up to the report next week on Royal Finances. Tin hats and flak jackets at the ready!
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this headline has just caused huge outrage on twitter because it is so misleading.



This is the lead up to the report next week on Royal Finances. Tin hats and flak jackets at the ready!

I don't think it's just the headline that's misleading. 😳😳
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this headline has just caused huge outrage on twitter because it is so misleading.

This is the lead up to the report next week on Royal Finances. Tin hats and flak jackets at the ready!
It's already started take a look at the Daily Mail.
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It was a Royal Variety Performance with a difference: the night the Queen, and Prince Philip were joined on stage by Princess Anne in a grass skirt – and brought the house down.
The sketch came during one of the uproarious, and occasionally bawdy, cabaret shows that were a regular part of life on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. Leading entertainers such as Noel Coward and Bob Hope would perform for blue-blooded audiences on the Verandah Deck – but on the night the senior Royals stepped into the spotlight themselves, they won louder cheers than the biggest stars.
Displaying an unexpected flair for comic timing, the Queen, her husband and daughter performed an hilarious, self-mocking parody of a Royal walkabout on a South Sea Island.
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It was very interesting to read, and quite enjoyable too... Thank you for this article HereditaryPrincess. To be honest, I wouldn't have expected such a great amount of irony from the royal family itself.
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I remain disappointed that Charles and Camilla, when not using the Bentley Mulsanne, use Audi's. I would have liked to see them support local British manufacturers and use Jaguar's instead.
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