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Old 10-07-2012, 07:44 PM
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Royal Travel: How many monarchs have an Air Force One/private plane?

I find it intriguing that the British Royal Family doesn't have the UK equivalent of the United States' Air Force One, a Boeing 747 used by the President. I see that the Royal Family flies commercially, but does Queen Elizabeth just fly commercially as well? Wouldn't the Royal Family travel with a large entourage of bodyguards and other assistants, making commercial air travel difficult to manage?

How do other European monarchs travel; do any of them have their own planes?
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:22 PM
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For long flights QEII generally charters a commercial airliner. Inside the UK there are private aircraft which can be used if necessary. When visiting Canada The Canadian government sends a private aircraft to transport her. Usually it is used by the PM and Governor General.
Albert of Monaco has his own private jet.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:35 AM
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I find it intriguing that the British Royal Family doesn't have the UK equivalent of the United States' Air Force One, a Boeing 747 used by the President. I see that the Royal Family flies commercially, but does Queen Elizabeth just fly commercially as well? Wouldn't the Royal Family travel with a large entourage of bodyguards and other assistants, making commercial air travel difficult to manage?

How do other European monarchs travel; do any of them have their own planes?
The Danish royal family use commercial flights for longer distances, especially as their is often a pretty big entourage of diplomats, businessmen and journalists.
For shorter distances they (and government members as well) more often than not use a military jet. Challenger-604. http://forsvaret.dk/ftk/publishingim...challenger.jpg - Gives the pilots some flight hours as well.
Inside the country they use military helicopters, usually EH101 http://forsvaret.dk/FTK/omflyvev%C3%...1%20Merlin.JPG and on at least one occasion the smaller but faster Fennec http://forsvaret.dk/FTK/omflyvev%C3%...0%20Fennec.jpg

In Greenland and on the Faroe Islands, navy ships and planes provide practically all transport.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:54 AM
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The Queen of Australia when travelling domestically within this realm will use one of two (as seen below) specialised RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Boeing 737 Business Jets.



These planes are primarily used by the Governor-General and the Prime Minister, both for domestic and international travel; though they have also seen the likes of a few visiting dignitaries on occasion.
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For a royal wedding in England, who is responsible for figuring out which car or carriage will be used by various members of the British Royal Family?
Iluvbertie, Thank you for the details about the duties of the Earl Marshal.
I did not know the position of the Earl Marshal is hereditary.
In H.R.H. The Man Who Will Be King, Tim Heald and Mayo Mohs wrote:

Charles (The Prince of Wales) kept a blue MGB sportscar the entire time he was at the university, but he was extremely discreet about using it in his first year.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:37 PM
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The Earl Marshal has the role of organising all ceremonials. It is an hereditary position held for centuries by the Dukes of Norfolk. He works in conjunction with the Lord Chamberlain I think. The Earl Marshal includes amongst his duties a regular updating of funeral preparations for people like The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh - which is why every so often we get some 'leaked' information on issues like this - maybe accurate or maybe not but the plans are made and the Earl Marshal has them.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:58 PM
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British Royal Cars were on display in the Cartier "Style et Luxe" at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012, here is the link to the video:
QE2 has been using a Bentley Mulsanne for the last few years as her car, when not using the State Limousines or Range Rovers.

The PoW has also been using a similar Bentley himself.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:44 PM
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I have a couple of questions about Swedish royal cars. Does anyone recall an extended Volvo in the 80's? Is the current Daimler DS420 indeed black, right hand drive or left and does it carry numbers plates? Thanks, I'm a royal transport buff and modeller
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Prussia: A Royal Carriage
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:45 AM
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P.Bernhard of the NL drove a Ford de luxe cabriolet until he wrecked it in 1937
De bronnen van Clio: De crash van prins Bernhard bij Diemen (1): het auto-ongeluk van 1937
Labelled "most famous car crash in dutch history"

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Old 02-08-2018, 04:56 PM
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Would it have been possible to keep this landau of King William IV of Great Britain so it would have been part of the carriages and coaches used in British royal processions?
King's landau set to sell for £300k | Daily Mail Online
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:27 PM
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The fact that it had already been sold, before this sale, says that the BRF realised they didn't need it.

They only have a few processions per year and most of the time only need one or two carriages in those processions.

They simply don't need that many any more.
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There's a nice list on Wikipedia under the title "Official State Cars"
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:19 AM
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Price Charles appears to acquired a Jaguar I Pace electric car. He used it for 2 engagements earlier this week.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:33 AM
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Price Charles appears to acquired a Jaguar I Pace electric car. He used it for 2 engagements earlier this week.
He joked it was “silent, but deadly”.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:21 AM
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I note from press comment and photographs that Harry drove Meghan to Windsor Castle in his Audi etron Electric SUV today. I applaud Harry's use of an electric car, but only wish he would patronise Jaguar Land Rover their excellent Jaguar I-Pace instead.

A little support for British business would go a long way at this time.
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I mean I agree in principal but JLR is owned by an Indian company and the I Pace is assembled in Austria.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:42 AM
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I mean I agree in principal but JLR is owned by an Indian company and the I Pace is assembled in Austria.
Its a British brand, and the I-Pace is very key to the longer term survival of the Jaguar brand. It is good to see that Catherine seems to have acquired one as well, perhaps as a replacement to the Jaguar XJ she previously used for public engagements.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:05 AM
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Its a British brand, and the I-Pace is very key to the longer term survival of the Jaguar brand. It is good to see that Catherine seems to have acquired one as well, perhaps as a replacement to the Jaguar XJ she previously used for public engagements.


I’m well aware it’s a british brand, that’s why I said I agree in principal.
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