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HMQueenElizabethII 10-31-2004 07:03 AM

Royal Transport: Land, Sea and Air
 
Which Cars The royals use?Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II use Rolls-Royce and also Jaguar.She received a new Bentley as a gift for her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

royal_sophietje 10-31-2004 11:06 AM

The Dutch queen uses a Volkswagen :)

Yennie 10-31-2004 11:18 AM

princess Madeleine of Sweden drives a Lexus

bct88 10-31-2004 05:36 PM

I know that Queen Elizabeth II drives her Vauxhall and her Land Rover, both of which she has had for some time. I believe that Prince Bernhard, father of Queen Beatrix, drives a Porsche (as did the late Prince Bertil of Sweden). The Prince of Wales drives a Jaguar, a convertible one if I am correct. That's all I can remember! ;)

DDD 11-01-2004 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by royal_sophietje
The Dutch queen uses a Volkswagen :)

,

Not really, she used the Ford scorpio, made extra longer and with a higher roof, she used this wreck until some weeks ago, now she uses the Volvo limosine..
Willem-Alexander has a few volvo´s too, Prince constantijn has a mini, so does Prince bernhard junior. prince Bernhard senior has some ferari´s and also porsche´s. Prince johan-friso has a porsche 911...nice cars...Prince Maurits has a Volkwagen Tourag. The other members drive in Volkwagens, Audi´s, Volvo´s and Daewoo´s

wymanda 11-01-2004 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HMQueenElizabethII
Which Cars The royals use?Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II use Rolls-Royce and also Jaguar.She received a new Bentley as a gift for her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

HM's Rolls Royce & Bentley vehicles all run on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). They were converted from petrol some years ago.

bad_barbarella 11-01-2004 03:52 PM

doesnt CP mary drive a saab?

hillary_nugent 11-01-2004 08:15 PM

the Monaco royals have a Mercedes and many other cars...^__^

Amira 11-01-2004 08:38 PM

I saw his majesty King Mohamed VI driving his MERCEDES SLK and he has also many other cars like a grey 4*4 LAND ROVER and BMW ....:)

DDD 11-04-2004 03:56 PM

Queen Beatrix new car:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~hjfoto/Erasmus...s/DSC_1094.jpg

Source: from the Gremb http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/81238.html

Mandy 11-04-2004 04:37 PM

Märtha Louise's cars
 
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Picture #1 Märtha Louise's 18th birthday gift www.fotomarktplatz.de
Picture #2 April 2001 (source unknown)
Picture #3 December 2001 (source unknown)
Picture #4 January 2004 www.colourpress.com

DDD 11-04-2004 04:48 PM

Hah , that´s hilarious, a peugeot, perfect gift, but nowadays ...oef, I think it is a very ugly car...but I like her new car...it fits her very much..And what is Ari doing in the backseat of that audi??

Mandy 11-04-2004 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DDD
Hah , that´s hilarious, a peugeot, perfect gift, but nowadays ...oef, I think it is a very ugly car...but I like her new car...it fits her very much..And what is Ari doing in the backseat of that audi??

He could be minding Maud Angelica or backseat driving.:)

DDD 11-04-2004 05:28 PM

You´re right, why else....
here´s a better pic of the new limo of Queen Beatrix..It´s not so special as i thought it would be. The previous one had a higher roof, but that one was really ugly.

sara1981 11-05-2004 02:19 AM

im sure about Sophie-Rhys Jones as Countess of Wessex got her first car when she was in her 20's im not sure!

and also Lady Diana Spencer as Diana,Princess of Wales got her first car red and second blue car in her less 20's im not sure!

and also Prince William got his first car when he become 17 year old from his dad the Prince of Wales.

im not sure have another news about younger Royals have got first cars long time ago!

when Diana's last day in Paris,France she got crash she rides as mercedes im sures as limo or car! in 1997.

i read Diana's life in books when she rides with Prince Charles. Prince Charles rides jaguars lots for long times since 1980's till current when Camilla ride with Charles after Diana's death or im not sure!

Sara Boyce

wymanda 11-05-2004 02:22 AM

Sara,
Prince Charles drives an Aston Martin & has done for many years. Prince Andrew is a Jaguar man (great taste).

maryshawn 11-06-2004 08:41 PM

Diana's Cars
 
Diana drove a lot of Fords, even after marriage. Rather interesting-one had a frog (frog who married Prince from Charles on front). They were:

1. Mom's Renault (learned to drive in it)
2. Honda Civic (gift from mom)
3. Pale Blue VW Turbo (dented by another woman coming out of store.
4. Red Mini Metro; purchased by an English man for
3700.00
5. Siver grey Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia, reg. #WEV 297W, driven until after birth of William and sold for 2,875.
6. Black Ford Escort, reg. #BJN 17X, leased from Ford until Sept. 1983.
7. Ford Escort Cabriolet
8. Black Ford Escort Turbo (10,432 cost)
9. 28,000 Jaguar (leased for few days)
10. Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth
11. Green Jaguar XJS

In 1/1992, she leased using her personal funds, a 172,310 metallic red, soft top Mercedes Benz 500 SL.
She was criticized for it; I've heard two conclusions: 1. She returned it; 2. She kept it. I honestly don't know.

Hope this is interesting and informative. Mary Shawn
Sporty Escort Turbo black (1989)
Blue VW Polo (crashed by another woman coming out of store

Josefine 05-10-2005 12:18 PM

Prince nikolous i have seen drive a very old car

ElisaR 05-10-2005 03:31 PM

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Someone in a previous post said that Queen Elizabeth II drives a Jaguar. To be more exact, it's a Daimler Double Six saloon, which she bought in 1994.
Here is a picture of her car (painted in Edinburgh green).

*SofiaM* 05-10-2005 03:52 PM

I know that the King and Queen of spain like mercedes and Audis quite alot. Also, there were some photos of Queen Sofia a while back driving a smart car! :p

Humera 05-10-2005 05:08 PM

The Sultan Of Brunei's stable of cars includes:

350 Rolls Royce cars.
8 MacLaren F 1
6 Dauer 962 LMs
Numerous Ferraris, Mercedes, Jaguars, Porsche, Bentlys.
2 Boeings, An Airbus, 6 smaller planes, 2 Helicopters.
5,000 Premium cars.
-Reuters.

tbhrc 05-10-2005 05:34 PM

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Princess Caroline and Prince Ernst August

DDD 06-22-2005 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~*~Humera~*~
The Sultan Of Brunei's stable of cars includes:

350 Rolls Royce cars.
8 MacLaren F 1
6 Dauer 962 LMs
Numerous Ferraris, Mercedes, Jaguars, Porsche, Bentlys.
2 Boeings, An Airbus, 6 smaller planes, 2 Helicopters.
5,000 Premium cars.
-Reuters.

I think the sultan is just overdoing. hahaha. And the family of Brunei is also overdoing it with jewels. If they are so wealthy, and are able to buy these things, why not give a large amount of money to some charity?

florawindsor 06-22-2005 04:36 AM

Prince Charles signed a deal to buy an Audi, but he was critised for it(he was appealing for ppl to buy british). not sure if he did buy it after all.

QRania 06-22-2005 10:07 AM

Do you know which car Queen Rania drives?? I think it's a BMW...

fanletizia 06-22-2005 10:44 AM

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The newest car of King Juan Carlos, Bentley Continental GT

liv 07-04-2005 12:35 PM

Royals Behind the Wheel
 
I wondered if Royals drive for private occasions on their own. Post pics to prove!:)

liv 07-04-2005 12:37 PM

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sorry here´s the pic

liv 07-04-2005 12:40 PM

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(1)Diana (2) The Queen

liv 07-04-2005 12:49 PM

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1 Anne

2Sophie
3Felipe
4Edward
5Rania

sara1981 07-04-2005 02:07 PM

what about Prince William and Prince Harry of his drives?

Sara Boyce

Yennie 07-04-2005 03:18 PM

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swedish royals driving! Silvia and Madeleine leaving Solliden in july 2004

Mascha 07-04-2005 03:21 PM

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Some more..:)

1&2 Queen Sofia
3 Prince Felipe
4 Prince Felipe
5 Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia

ElisaR 07-04-2005 05:26 PM

Queen Sofia is so funny with that small car! :D


Two more of Queen Elizabeth.

- Driving a Vauxhall
- Royal Windsor Horse Show 1998

(Click to enlarge)

http://img49.echo.cx/img49/6743/car19wj.th.jpg http://img47.echo.cx/img47/1889/carrwhs19988ms.th.jpg

Mette2 07-04-2005 06:22 PM

Not pictures but a small video:

http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_m...x.html?video_1

In the video there's a small sequence of Philippe driving his own car after Mathilde had been presented to the press for the first time, which doesn't really make it a private occasion :o. However, Philippe drove himself when he and Mathilde dropped Elisabeth off for her first day of school, and I've seen a newsclip of Philippe driving himself and Laurent driving himself on the day of Louise's christening/baptism - sorry I don't have any pictures of that. :o

suturegeisha 07-04-2005 06:23 PM

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Friso and Mabel [before they were married, this was when Prince Claus was in the hospital].

Mette2 07-04-2005 06:46 PM

Paola driving to a photo shoot at the Roayl Palace of Laeken, so not really a private occasion either. :o

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...achmentid=7299

florawindsor 07-14-2005 09:35 AM

it's said in the news that Prince Charles is going to buy a Toyota Prius hybrid car recently

Harmony 07-14-2005 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~*~Humera~*~
The Sultan Of Brunei's stable of cars includes:

350 Rolls Royce cars.
8 MacLaren F 1
6 Dauer 962 LMs
Numerous Ferraris, Mercedes, Jaguars, Porsche, Bentlys.
2 Boeings, An Airbus, 6 smaller planes, 2 Helicopters.
5,000 Premium cars.
-Reuters.

Was wondering who are going to start those cars engines running every morning? :D

Amilia 07-14-2005 12:29 PM

The Belgium family drives in all kinds of mercedes .

I saw also a photo with Laurent in a sportcar .( maybe Ferrari or Porche)

Von Schlesian 07-14-2005 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by florawindsor
it's said in the news that Prince Charles is going to buy a Toyota Prius hybrid car recently

Well that hardly comes as a surprise:) But I think their a bit too complicated (the hybrid system), but if it does something to help the environment..

SpiffyBallerina 07-14-2005 08:48 PM

My friend has a Toyota Prius, and all that talk about how they're a pain and too complicated is just wrong. It's a really efficient little car and it's a Toyota (so it is very well-made). The prius is a great way to conserve gas. Plus, it's not like Charles needs to go off-roading or be a soccer mom, so a small and practical car makes sense.

Humera 07-14-2005 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DDD
I think the sultan is just overdoing. hahaha. And the family of Brunei is also overdoing it with jewels. If they are so wealthy, and are able to buy these things, why not give a large amount of money to some charity?

well just because they have a lot of cars and jewels doesnt mean they dont give money to charity.
I read somewhere that when the Sultan's daughter (his eldest i believe) turned 18 he bought her an airbus. The family is so private it would be difficult to figure out how they spend their money (aside from the cars and jewels I mean;))
I should mention though that the BRF has a lot of adopted family members. As I found out from discussions with the bruneian members on this board, the sultan and queen make sure their adopted children are well cared for. Some of their adopted kids are african orphans. Here's two of them with Princess Azemah http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...hmentid=167349
I would say thats a pretty good way of sharing one's wealth with people who dont have as much :)
Still, Im not saying Im for such extravagance. Even with the Sultan's huge household, I dont think he needs as many cars and planes.

Von Schlesian 07-14-2005 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiffyBallerina
My friend has a Toyota Prius, and all that talk about how they're a pain and too complicated is just wrong. It's a really efficient little car and it's a Toyota (so it is very well-made). The prius is a great way to conserve gas. Plus, it's not like Charles needs to go off-roading or be a soccer mom, so a small and practical car makes sense.

I only had the idea exlained to me yesterday, and (keeping in mind, my hobby is Royalty, not cars;) ) seems a complicated idea. That's all I meant, nothing against the car..

planetcher 07-14-2005 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~*~Humera~*~
well just because they have a lot of cars and jewels doesnt mean they dont give money to charity.
I read somewhere that when the Sultan's daughter (his eldest i believe) turned 18 he bought her an airbus. The family is so private it would be difficult to figure out how they spend their money (aside from the cars and jewels I mean;))
I should mention though that the BRF has a lot of adopted family members. As I found out from discussions with the bruneian members on this board, the sultan and queen make sure their adopted children are well cared for. Some of their adopted kids are african orphans. Here's two of them with Princess Azemah http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...hmentid=167349
I would say thats a pretty good way of sharing one's wealth with people who dont have as much :)
Still, Im not saying Im for such extravagance. Even with the Sultan's huge household, I dont think he needs as many cars and planes.

That is true. Prince Jefri (the controversial brother of the Sultan) has 50 children, and most of them are adopted.

sparks 07-29-2005 07:55 PM

Young royals..and..their cars..
 
Hey do u guys know what the younger royals drive? I heard that Prince William drives a Ford Focus...

Princess BellyFlop 07-30-2005 12:26 AM

You must be kidding. Prince William has a Focus - like me? Nah

Aussie Princess 07-30-2005 01:41 AM

http://cache.corbis.com/CorbisImage/...F15-364831.jpg

Prince William drives a VW Golf!

Yennie 07-30-2005 06:49 AM

Princess Madeleine drives a black Lexus

liv 07-30-2005 07:32 AM

Didn´t we have pics of Andrea Casiraghi´s silver Porsche(?).Caroline was driving the car around the days of Rainier´s death. I remember that I was quite suprised to see thta young Andrea is driving such a car...

GrandDuchess 07-30-2005 12:18 PM

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/0502/03/maddeNY.jpg

Princess Madeleine with her Lexus RX300

sparks 07-30-2005 12:43 PM

Well, I was watching Larry King, and there was a question on what Prince William drives, and the one who answered was this Biographer buy of William, and he said he saw William drive a Ford Focus, and he said he doesn't really drive flashy cars!!! That's what he said!!

Idriel 07-30-2005 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sparks
Well, I was watching Larry King, and there was a question on what Prince William drives, and the one who answered was this Biographer buy of William, and he said he saw William drive a Ford Focus, and he said he doesn't really drive flashy cars!!! That's what he said!!

First, Larry King's show are often wrong on about everything when it come to monarchy.
I know what show you are talking about though, and it was a good one.
William passed his driving license on a Ford Focus (a blue one). It was his first car. But he did receive a luxury vintage car for its 18 (which I've never seen him drive). And obviously he now has a Golf since we have photographic proof :) .
He also has a motorbike.

sparks 07-30-2005 01:40 PM

Thank U ^^ Indriel..thanks for clarifying!!

you guys post more pics of William driving...plz

Idriel 07-30-2005 02:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sparks
Thank U ^^ Indriel..thanks for clarifying!!

you guys post more pics of William driving...plz

To moderators: I am really sorry I can't tell where the pics are from as they are old and I can't remember. I will delete them if it's a problem.

Harry's polo shirt 08-02-2005 01:08 AM

Prince William loves to go really fast. Is that the motorcycle he got for his bithday. i read that he got one for his birthday.

lamass 08-02-2005 06:07 PM

yeah that's it.

IslandDweller 08-20-2005 10:25 PM

Royals Behind the Wheel
 
The pictorial threads displaying the gorgeous young Paola showed a few photos where she seemed to take pleasure in showing off her driving expertise. There was one photo of her driving Albert in 1959, another of her about to climb behind the wheel of some little European compact in the sixties, and a fairly recent photo of her driving a Smart Car.

I know Prince Laurent recently got in trouble for his speed-demon ways. Does anyone know if all the royals frequently drive themselves? I assume all the men of the family do, but what about Fabiola and Mathilde?

Any replies would be much appreciated. I'm interested in royals and in cars, so royals driving cars...

BeccaLynn07 08-21-2005 12:09 AM

Here's a few threads I found about royals and their cars

Royal Cars
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ead.php?t=1770

Royal Transportation (cars, etc.)
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ead.php?t=1770

'unofficial' cars of danish members
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ead.php?t=6317

Hope you like!

IslandDweller 08-21-2005 06:29 PM

Thank you very much, BeccaLynn, for taking the trouble to post those.

Since Queen Ingrid was fond of taking the wheel, I suppose each of her daughters at least learned how to drive, whether or not they frequently do it. I've read on another board that Ingrid was caught speeding in her Jaguar around 1989, though I don't know if she was actually penalized. I also know that each of the British, Monagasque and Spanish royals also drive themselves much of the time, though Queen Sofia - surprisingly - is the only Spanish royal to be fined for speeding. Martha Louise of Norway recently got her trucking license for the sake of transporting her horses, Mette-Marit was recently in the news for illegally parking her Volvo SUV, and Maxima of the Netherlands had a well-publicized fender-bender while Prince Willem was riding shotgun just before their wedding.

I suppose every royal adult has a driver's license, since it is the 21st century. But if anyone has any other anecdotes/photos of the Belgian royals driving, I'd love to know about them (I suppose I should ask it be confined to the Belgians since I put this under this thread;) ).

HRHAmy 12-23-2005 07:33 PM

Royal Family Member's Cars
 
Does anybody have any info or pictures on what kind of cars any of the royal family memeber's drive?:D

Juanita 12-23-2005 07:58 PM

There is some photos:

One of Queen Sonja (Car: Audi)
(originally posted by pdas1201)
http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/K110406_03.jpg

One of Queen Sofia (Car: Mercedes)
(source: terra)
http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/41-397812.jpg

And one of King Juan Carlos (Car: Audi)
(source: cover)


Juanita 12-23-2005 08:49 PM

There is some more of Queen Sofia (Car: Smart)
(source: cover)

http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/CA0PYJQ1.jpg
http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/CADJ7WSX.jpg
http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/CAEB45IR.jpg
http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/CAMYEGN9.jpg
http://www.supload.com/thumbs/default/CAUR9YN6.jpg

purple_platinum 12-23-2005 10:42 PM

woww... a great idea, Juanita!

queen sofia in a smart car? precious..

here's more of SRF.. let's start with Felipe & Letizia

in their beloved BMW
http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/5...abmw8gm.th.jpg http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/1...bmw25kd.th.jpg

in their AUDI
http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/2...audi1or.th.jpg http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/8...udi28qm.th.jpg

in their mpv (brand?)
http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/9...ampv2bp.th.jpg

source : hola, colourpress, imagine, seegerpress, newscom

crisiñaki 12-23-2005 11:13 PM

The evolution on Infanta Cristina's cars:
http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/2...82820148ia.jpg (a Renault I think)
http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/9...52643804ca.jpg (an Opel mini van)
http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/3...00581621wk.jpg (an Audi)

The first two are from Corbis and the last one comes from seeger-press

purple_platinum 12-23-2005 11:24 PM

Cristina & Inaki this year...

Their mpv in Barcelona http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3...naki2xl.th.jpg and when they visited little Leonor in Madrid http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9...drid6pc.th.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...isinaki2xl.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...imadrid6pc.jpg

(from newscom & dateline)

crisiñaki 12-23-2005 11:28 PM

I would like to see the King's cars because it is said that BMW gives him a car everytime they have a new model

purple_platinum 12-23-2005 11:32 PM

Elena & Jaime this year...

in her mini-cooper

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7...oper9xa.th.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9...aime7qi.th.jpg http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7...ime23ks.th.jpg

and when they visited leonor in a Mercedes
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5...des18he.th.jpg http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1...des29ye.th.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...icooper9xa.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...najaime7qi.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ajaime23ks.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...rcedes18he.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...rcedes29ye.jpg

(from terra, imagine, colourpress, hola)

purple_platinum 12-23-2005 11:34 PM

Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit in their VOLVO

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4...lvo16ss.th.jpg http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5...lvo21cw.th.jpg http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6...lvo37vw.th.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mvolvo16ss.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mvolvo21cw.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mvolvo37vw.jpg

(from colourpress & taken from trf)

Little_star 12-28-2005 05:59 AM

Her Dad was a doctor, but I believe he now owns a BMW dealership, although I'm not sure if this was ever confirmed or just a rumour.

Queen Rania driving herself to the Opening of Parliament at the beginning of December:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...5&d=1133481883

HRHAmy 12-28-2005 06:25 PM

It's nice to know she drives herself, do you think her car is bullet proof? Are there any other royals cars that are bullet proof? I heard one of Prince Charles cars is bullet proof. Not sure about that though.

crisiñaki 12-28-2005 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HRHAmy
It's nice to know she drives herself, do you think her car is bullet proof? Are there any other royals cars that are bullet proof? I heard one of Prince Charles cars is bullet proof. Not sure about that though.

Also, the first car Prince William got (when he learned to drive) was bulletproofed and it resisted bombs, I think he still has it

Will's princess 12-29-2005 09:02 AM

Prince William had a Focus first of all I think and i believe he now drives a golf. Princess Anne is now driving a very flash Bentley. I read it in the Daily mail last week.

BeatrixFan 12-29-2005 09:10 AM

Princess Anne's Bentley was a birthday gift from the State I believe. She insists on driving herself. When she was younger, she would swear quite fiercely at other drivers and the Lady-in-Waiting assigned to her sat there wincing as she came out with some very choice phrases. When she uttered the 'C' word, the Lady-in-Waiting turned off the radio and said, "Now you listen to me. Say that once more and I'll tell your mother". After that Anne never swore again in the Lady-in-Waiting's prescence and her road rage cooled off. Very brave of the Lady-in-Waiting!

Daytona 12-29-2005 09:19 AM

King Konstantine II (former king of Greece) drives an Audi RS6 and a Mercedes Benz G Klass 500.

crisiñaki 12-30-2005 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daytona
King Konstantine II (former king of Greece) drives an Audi RS6 and a Mercedes Benz G Klass 500.

Where does the money come from?

Juanita 12-30-2005 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crisiñaki
Where does the money come from?

I saw a report about King Constantine. And in London he has a kind of (it isn't but is the best word that i can find)... like i was saying he has a kind of 'foundation' where he receives a lot of things from people and on all the things that he receives there is money!!
And i think that he also helps some people and he receives money.... but don't ask me why or who give the money because i don't know! :p

crisiñaki 12-30-2005 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...
I saw a report about King Constantine. And in London he has a kind of (it isn't but is the best word that i can find)... like i was saying he has a kind of 'foundation' where he receives a lot of things from people and on all the things that he receives there is money!!
And i think that he also helps some people and he receives money.... but don't ask me why or who give the money because i don't know! :p

Cool, he doesn't work yet he has whatever he wants, It's good to be a Royal:cool:

HRHAmy 12-30-2005 08:17 PM

Wouldn't he also have a inheritance from his family in Greece? I'm sure being the King of Greece at one time would have brought in a substanial inheritance plus the tax payers money?

BeatrixFan 12-30-2005 08:19 PM

Apparantly Elizabeth II and Margrethe II give him a little bit of pocket money too.

Juanita 12-30-2005 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
Apparantly Elizabeth II and Margrethe II give him a little bit of pocket money too.

I didn't know that...
When they give it??

BeatrixFan 12-30-2005 08:44 PM

Well, this is totally rumour and unconfirmed but I've been told that Margrethe gives Anne-Marie a certain amount of money each year which comes from her private funds. Elizabeth gives Constantine a certain amount each year on the suggestion of Prince Philip. But that could be complete rot.

crisiñaki 12-31-2005 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
Well, this is totally rumour and unconfirmed but I've been told that Margrethe gives Anne-Marie a certain amount of money each year which comes from her private funds. Elizabeth gives Constantine a certain amount each year on the suggestion of Prince Philip. But that could be complete rot.

I don't believe that, they have to be very careful in the way they spend their money (private or not), it maybe was a one time thing but I don't think it's permanent

Dane 01-23-2006 10:04 AM

i doubt they do with the wealth of the Crown Princess

rarotonga 01-24-2006 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Dane
i doubt they do with the wealth of the Crown Princess

Do you mean the rumored $200 million dowry of Crown Princess Pavlos? I think the foundation is plausible - friends give to the foundation. In return, they get invites to events, not just Greek family related events but also where TM can "put in a good word" for the friend.

avrilo 09-28-2006 07:47 PM

Royals cars
 
Princess Madeline: a Lexus 400 hybrid http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f49/princess-madeleine-jonas-current-events-part-3-a-10019-4.html
Prince Carl P. also a Lexus http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f49/prince-carl-philip-current-events-part-5-a-8538-2.html
Not a Royal but we love her...Miss Kate Middleton a VW golf http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3cx2.jpg
Princess Letizia and Prince Felipe in a BMW I cant tell the model http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRqhw...elated&search=

avrilo 09-28-2006 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum
woww... a great idea, Juanita!

queen sofia in a smart car? precious..

here's more of SRF.. let's start with Felipe & Letizia

in their beloved BMW

in their AUDI

in their mpv (brand?)

source : hola, colourpress, imagine, seegerpress, newscom

the last one would be SEAT Alhambra. SEAT is the only spanish brand,and is owned by AUDI VW, terrific cars btw

hrhcp 09-29-2006 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by HMQueenElizabethII
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ... received a new Bentley as a gift for her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

She got it "free" from Volkswagen (who owned Bentley at that time ... marvellous advertising, eh?).

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Originally Posted by bct88
The Prince of Wales ....

The Prince of Wales also used to have a battered, old, unwashed Land/Range Rover.

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki
I don't believe that, they have to be very careful in the way they spend their money (private or not), ... don't think it's permanent

I certainly believe it, where ex-Queen Anne-Marie and reigning Queen Margrethe are concerned. I've always wondered what the origin of the ex-Greek royal's spending money is. I think Anne-Marie's discretion is legendary and hence worth 'rewarding'.

Talking about origin of wealth ... it is rumoured that King Juan Carlos went to the Middle East when he was a young king, and got a non-repayable gift of at least a million dollars as a result of his schmoozing.

Her_Majesty 09-30-2006 06:35 AM

Here is another picture of Queen Sonja driving her AUDI
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/5...186278cyp7.jpg
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Prince Haakon... don't ask me what car it is! :ermm: does anyone know?
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/1...186277cfp0.jpg
scanpix

Henri M. 09-30-2006 07:14 AM

henri m.
 
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Originally Posted by royal_sophietje
The Dutch queen uses a Volkswagen :)

Not at all. In private she always drives in the newest-of-the-newest fourwheel Volvo.

Queen Beatrix' car park (The Royal Stables Department) has some 100 cars, vans, busses, etc.). As far as I know she has never ever driven a Volkswagen.

azrayy 09-30-2006 08:35 PM

Queen Rania is driving a bmw X5

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/2737...0A760B0D811297
http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/2773...0A760B0D811297
http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/5283...588DE65D6D4AE6
http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/6951...E16E1073256590

from getty.

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from corbis.

espejor 10-07-2006 02:59 PM

Do you have photos of the cars of Reza Pahlevi?
 
Hellow! I live in Spain and I would like to see photos of the cars of the Pahlavi Dinasty :) Do you have photos or information?

Regards!!

azrayy 10-07-2006 06:32 PM

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7...0d98di9.th.jpg http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5...98qfsm9.th.jpg http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/5...ce4mxg6.th.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1...957blp1.th.jpg http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/6...0bf6hv0.th.jpg http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/3...j2qvae6.th.jpg http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/375/yt3kq1al6.th.jpg
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5...89wwhf3.th.jpg
These amazing cars belong to Prince of Dubai, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum he is the only person in the world who has two Bugatti.

from gulf-roses

espejor 10-07-2006 06:48 PM

Mohamde Reza Pahlevi, the Last Shah of Irán had Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Bentley, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pegaso, etc...:wub:

azrayy 10-19-2006 11:22 AM

princess haya was using mercedes ml 320 when she was in germany

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8...fhhcrw1ef6.jpg
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4...fhhcrw1sd2.jpg

from mgaproduction.com

C_Ma 10-19-2006 03:20 PM

Prince Rashid (Jordan) was driving a black Audi last time I saw him.
Great choice! I love Audi :cool:

CrownPrinceLorenzo 10-23-2006 08:10 PM

Where is the garage/parking lot?
 
I'm looking at various Royal Palaces don't seem to have a garage or a parking lot.

Where do they keep the Royals' cars?

I know this is a dumb question but I'm trying to make a palace in The Sims 2 and I need to know where the cars go! :bang:

Toledo 10-23-2006 10:11 PM

I assume they are kept underground. That way they are out of sight, at least the ones that belong to the staff or the family itself. I can't imagine Queen Elizabeth II or King Juan Carlos stopping by one of their many castles, opening the car window with a garage door opener in hand and pointing toward the giant gates of the castle to open up. That would be like out of a Mel Brooks movie.:smile:

And no, is not a dumb question. I remember that when I was a kid and used to look at history books with floor plans of royal homes and my first thought was 'where are the bathrooms?!?!'

CrownPrinceLorenzo 10-24-2006 03:46 AM

LOL thanks for answering. I can't believe anyone replied at all ;-)

Mari_* 10-24-2006 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by C_Ma
Prince Rashid (Jordan) was driving a black Audi last time I saw him.
Great choice! I love Audi :cool:

I love Audi too, I think the Princes of Asturias owe 1 or 2, im not sure.


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