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happy_27 01-25-2004 01:57 AM

Royal Transportation (Cars, Carriages, etc)
 
Hi
Does anyone know what type of cars members of the Royal Family drive, both for personal use and official?

Thanks

Yennie 01-25-2004 07:07 AM

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the family have several cars for daily use... BMW, Saab, a Jeep and ofcourse a Volvo =)

happy_27 02-06-2004 10:12 PM

;) Hi

What do Carl Philip and Victoria drive?

Lord Sosnowitz 02-13-2004 12:48 PM

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Alexandria 02-13-2004 01:22 PM

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GrandDuchess 04-15-2004 10:03 PM

The Crown Princess does not drive herself, she is taken by the Royal Court's cars and her SÄPO guards also function as drivers. I think the car most often used is a BMW, a grey one.

Princess Madeleine used to drive, but is currently not doing that because the security around her has been tightened. She didn't even have to have SÄPO protection with her, but could move around as she wanted. Currently she is ordered to have two SÄPO guards with her, and is also driven in cars by them. When she drove herself (maybe she'll do that again if the security situation is reassessed), she was seen driving a green Pajero.

Lena 04-16-2004 12:33 AM

Good to know, that she now has bodyguards! I remember, that we´ve discuessed this topic on this board before...IMO it was crossly negligent, that she went so long through the streets of Stockholm without protection!
But I wonder, why Victoria never drives herself...yes, I know it´s part of the training of bodyguards to drive a car even in the most dangerous situations...but it was also reported, that Victoria from time to time goes with Daniel in his car...and Daniel also isn´t a bodyguard! I know, that she has a driver´s licence, and I believe to remember, that she once said in an interview , that she really has learned driving in the USA...so why doesn´t she practise this in Sweden? I doubt, that it would be very dangerous to drive the car self (and the SÄPO would sit next to her) and as much as I know the crown princes in the other countries also drive from time to time...

hrhcp 04-16-2004 01:14 AM

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Yennie  Posted: Jan 25th, 2004 - 6:07 am

the family have several cars for daily use... BMW, Saab, a Jeep and of course a Volvo

I thought the King had a Ferrari Testarosa ????

GrandDuchess 04-16-2004 07:12 PM

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Originally posted by Lena@Apr 15th, 2004 - 10:33 pm
But I wonder, why Victoria never drives herself...yes, I know it´s part of the training of bodyguards to drive a car even in the most dangerous situations...but it was also reported, that Victoria from time to time goes with Daniel in his car...and Daniel also isn´t a bodyguard! I know, that she has a driver´s licence, and I believe to remember, that she once said in an interview , that she really has learned driving in the USA...so why doesn´t she practise this in Sweden? I doubt, that it would be very dangerous to drive the car self (and the SÄPO would sit next to her) and as much as I know the crown princes in the other countries also drive from time to time...
The Crown Princess doesn’t drive because of security reasons, and her security guards are well-trained persons who do NOT drive for practice. When she goes in a car with Daniel, her security guards are always with them.

She did drive in the USA, because her life over there was almost as for a normal person. There was not the same security estimates as it is in Europe where people knows who she is.


To King Christian - The King has a whole fleet of cars, which of one is most probably the one you mentioned. However, he does not use these cars in everyday life, but is then driven in the cars of the Royal Court by their chauffeurs, and the car brands used daily are Volvo, BMW and Merecedes.

Gita 04-16-2004 07:45 PM

Perhaps the Crown Princess drives on private land where nobody knows she does it so she can give herself a little spin?

Alexandria 04-16-2004 07:48 PM

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Originally posted by Lena@Apr 15th, 2004 - 11:33 pm
I know, that she has a driver´s licence, and I believe to remember, that she once said in an interview , that she really has learned driving in the USA...so why doesn´t she practise this in Sweden? I doubt, that it would be very dangerous to drive the car self (and the SÄPO would sit next to her) and as much as I know the crown princes in the other countries also drive from time to time...
Maybe she doesn't like to drive? A lot of people have their drivers licence, even a car, and hate driving (such as myself).

Lena 04-18-2004 08:54 PM

Calle and Poldi ;)

Caption: King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, right, and Prince Leopold Von Bayern of Germany wave as they start in Brescia, Italy, Thursday, May 22, 2003 to attend the Mille Miglia vintage cars races.

I doubt, that this is the car of the king...I just wanted to show, how crazy he´s for cars. I´ve seen a report about this race (there´s about 1000 miles to drive) at the german TV-programme "Royalty"...and I´ve seen the king seldom before that happy and relaxed...

Dennism 04-18-2004 09:15 PM

Yes, quite cute. Looks like Victoria but his hair is like Carl Philip`s.

Josefine 04-24-2005 03:16 PM

what are the different carrige they use?

Yennie 04-24-2005 04:29 PM

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The royal family has several cars and is often seen driving around in Stockholm. The exeption is Silvia, she dont like driving in Stockholm and mostly drives when she´s on Öland...

here´s some different photos of the royals driving :)

Yennie 04-24-2005 06:47 PM

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my "royals and cars" photos are all posted so now I´m going to move on to other non-car transportations :)

ski - the royal family outside their cottage in Storlien
horse - Madeleine competing
snow scooter - Madeleine and Jonas in Sälen 2003
canoe - holiday on Mauritius in 1998
boat - summer of 2003, in Kalmarsund
sleigh - winter holiday in Storlien
pedalo - Mauritius, 1998
skate - Madeleine skating with her friends in Stockholm
waverunner - the king and Victoria at Öland
bicycle - Victoria riding her bike on the grounds of Solliden

TGTG 06-27-2005 06:51 PM

The Swedish King and his cars (BMW M5)
 
Here you can read about a discussion about his favourite car, the BMW M5 taken place in 1997.

Here you can read about his decline to a honorary membershipon m5board.com and to be shown the new BMW M5.

Any questions you might have you can ask me. See m5board.com for more info :D

Here you can read
about the Prince of Sweden attending the launch of the Ferrari F430.

Here you can read about the King attending a track event in his Porsche 996 GT3.

Here is his visit to another "car nut", the Sultan of Brunei.

Here his participation in Mille Miglia with Prince Leopold of Bavaria.

Here about his BMW M1 testdrive in the late 70.

Click here about him shopping for cars in Saint Tropez.

Here about him visiting Ferrari in Italy.

Here about him in Stockholm in his M5.

Race with the King.

Short encounter again.

About him renewing his papers own the M5.


https://img285.echo.cx/img285/600/kungenbrev5kz.jpg

https://img285.echo.cx/img285/4020/dsc021117df.jpg

So that was some car related info on the King of Sweden :D

Dennism 06-27-2005 08:42 PM

Great post, TGTG. It´s interesting to read about the King and his love of cars.

davo 09-03-2005 10:17 AM

Swedish royal family now using Bentleys for transport?
 
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Hi,

when I was looking at the photos of the Norwegian Royals visiting Stockholm and the Swedish royal family for the Centennial celebrations I noticed that the cars used for transport seem to be new Bentley Flying Spurs.

Does anyone know if these are now official transport for the Swedish Royals, and if so, how long they have been in use? From the photos there seems to be at least two of the Bentleys ans you can see the royal crown on the spot for the licence plates and a sticker with a blue and yellow royal arms and crown.

Cheers

Davo

PS I also found the following link which also records HM Queen Silvia riding in a Bentley for a recent engagement in Germany.

"A royal visit was the outstanding highlight of the Rolex Baltic Week on Sunday 21 August, Her Royal Highness Queen Silvia of Sweden honoured the event with her attendance to start the Charity Race of the Dragons in supporting the World Childhood Foundation, which the Queen herself founded in 1999.

Proving once again that he is a man of the people, Schleswig-Holstein's Prime Minister, Peter Harry CARSTENSEN made his way across the event area of the Rolex Baltic Week in the Ancora Marina, Neustadt, to personally greet Queen Silvia. She came to the regatta venue in a luxurious Bentley and gave waves and smiles to the several hundred spectators. Queen Silvia and Peter Harry Carstensen then boarded the 65-foot Maranatha that served as the committee boat for the charity race preceding the Hanseatic Lloyd Dragon World Championships that will begin on Monday 22 August. Race fees, donations and the bids of an auction summed to more than 110,000 Euros. The money raised will be used for abused and exploited children worldwide."

https://www.sailing.org/default.asp?I...~&format=popup
https://www.bymnews.com/new/content/view/16560/48/



https://www.bentleymotors.com for more on the Bentley Flying Spur

TGTG 09-03-2005 01:21 PM

That Bentley is registred in Great Britatin, and is not the Royal family of Swedens car. However they have an old Daimler limousine.

davo 09-04-2005 03:01 AM

So the Bentleys are on hire to the Swedish Royal Mews?
 
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TGTG wrote:
That Bentley is registred in Great Britatin, and is not the Royal family of Swedens car. However they have an old Daimler limousine.


So the two cars have been hired/leased by the Palace for this occasion? They have displayed the licence plates with the Royal Crown over any other plates and there's that sticker on the back window. Would they be on trial?

How are the Swedish royal cars normally distinguised - besides any banners/flags on the front?

thanks in advance

Davo

Karisma 09-04-2005 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by TGTG
That Bentley is registred in Great Britatin, and is not the Royal family of Swedens car. However they have an old Daimler limousine.

:) The Bentley marked with the Crown belong's to the Swedish Royal car park in 'Hovstallet'. I don´t know anything about the Brittish one.:confused:

SÄPO and the Royal court recently bougt a new bulletproof saftey car for Victoria when she is on official dutys. It's a BMW but everything about the car is secret. :cool:

pressa83 01-02-2006 04:50 PM

I have heard that the son of princess Christina (mrs. magnuson) is the ceo of the Bentley stockholm. So family has natural contacts to bentley, if it is true.

GrandDuchess 01-03-2006 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by pressa83
I have heard that the son of princess Christina (mrs. magnuson) is the ceo of the Bentley stockholm. So family has natural contacts to bentley, if it is true.

He is "only" the Marketing Director for the Swedish branch of Bentley, located at the posh street Strandvägen in Stockholm.

The O.C. Fanatic 01-03-2006 04:49 PM

Nice looking cars they have.

robby86 01-03-2006 06:09 PM

What kind of car does Victoria have? Does the family own the cars or are they owned by the state?

GrandDuchess 01-04-2006 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by robby86
What kind of car does Victoria have? Does the family own the cars or are they owned by the state?

I don't think the Crown Princess has a car which she drives herself, she is instead driven by chauffeurs and accompanied by security guards when she goes somewhere. Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip do drive however.

The cars and such used by the Royal Family for official business are registered to The Royal Mews, but I think that the King has a few gems (Porshe, Maserati and perhaps some old classics) which he owns privately too since it's one of his passions.

Yennie 01-04-2006 09:50 AM

Princess Madeleine drives her Lexus and I suppose she owns it, or perhaps daddy does :)

Victoria doesnt drive herself, SÄPO drives her around and they have several "protected" cars. I think I read in Svensk Damtidning a few weeks ago that Victoria had got a new safety Mercedes or BMW or something like that (cars isnt my "thing" :D )

pressa83 01-04-2006 03:16 PM

kings ucle, prince bertil, had bugatti classic racing car. Do you know if king or princes Lilian still owns it?

Bia 04-10-2006 11:03 PM

Hi,
I would like some informations about Prince Carl Philip.Do they have one?

Yennie 04-11-2006 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Fabiana Ramos
Hi,
I would like some informations about Prince Carl Philip.Do they have one?

A car? Yes he has a car. I think its a Lexus, just like his sisters

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&d=1114370948
This car, a Lexus, has now been sold because of Madeleine beeing in the states. The new owner, a man living on Östermalm, says the car is very nice.

Imo its odd to sell a car just because you are away for 6 months.
Martin Melin at the royal mews says:
- There are other cars available when, and if, she gets back from the states.
IF? Hello, does she intend to spend her life over there or what?

https://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyhete...810314,00.html

Gita 04-16-2006 09:07 AM

No Yennie I seriously doubt Princess Madeleine palns on spending her life away from Sweden. I think when she gets back in the summer she will buy a new car! That is what I think she will do anyway.

Yennie 04-16-2006 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Gita
No Yennie I seriously doubt Princess Madeleine palns on spending her life away from Sweden. I think when she gets back in the summer she will buy a new car! That is what I think she will do anyway.

I agree... but why buy a new car already?! She bought it like 3 years ago and its a very good car... but oh well :rolleyes:

Daneborn 04-17-2006 11:51 AM

Madeleine's car was leased from Lexus and since noone's using it it's only natural to cancel the contract.

Yennie 04-17-2006 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Daneborn
Madeleine's car was leased from Lexus and since noone's using it it's only natural to cancel the contract.

true, but for six months? But perhaps Madeleine has a newer and cooler car in sight :D

Gita 04-17-2006 01:42 PM

I see she leased the car or the Royal Court did. I think Princess Madeleine will wait until arriving back to Sweden in the summer before deciding on leasing/buying a new car.

LoveAdam07 04-17-2006 02:04 PM

Does the Royalfamily drive no Volvo??

Hannah Gregory 05-20-2008 06:08 PM

SÄPO Royal Cars
 
What are the extra rear lights for on the SÄPO BMWs? There not standard on BMWs normally.

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1114370948

LadyFinn 08-31-2014 09:59 AM

King Carl Gustaf has bought a Ferrari 599 GTB. He was driving it last weekend when he went to see Carl Philip racing in STCC.
Torbjörn von Braun has worked with sports car for over 30 years. He went many times to Drottningholm with different cars and tells: The king got to test drive some different cars. He is very interested in engines and automobiles. Now that he would buy a new car, he wanted to be really sure of his choice. Eventually it became this Ferrari. A very nice car. As new, it cost a little over 2 million. Now the prices are around 800 000 SEK.
The king bought the Ferrari in June. He had previously owned a dark blue Ferrari 456 MGT. He gave the old car in change. The director of the press department, Margareta Thorgren, says that it is the king's private car which he bought with his own money.
Här är kungens nya värstingleksak Allt om bilar Expressen
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Expressen wrotes that the court has ordered four Volvo XC90 cars. One of them is from model First Edition, made only 1927 cars, that will go to the king and numbered as 1.
Kungen har beställt nya Volvo XC90 Allt om bilar Expressen

LadyFinn 10-07-2018 05:21 AM

King Carl Gustaf's AC Cobra from 1966 at Veteran and enthusiast car exhibition in Solliden, 5th August.
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CyrilVladisla 11-09-2018 05:17 PM

The Gilded Carriage at the Royal Armory
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-gil...n-5535666.html

LadyFinn 02-19-2020 01:58 PM

About the carriages
Carriages - Kungliga slotten
https://www.kungligaslotten.se/image...e%20Gawell.jpg
https://www.kungligaslotten.se/image...e%20Gawell.jpg
https://www.kungligaslotten.se/image...e%20Gawell.jpg

About the cars
Cars - Kungliga slotten
https://www.kungligaslotten.se/image...0Brinkberg.jpg
https://www.kungligaslotten.se/image...0Brinkberg.jpg

CyrilVladisla 02-19-2020 04:43 PM

:previous: LadyFinn, Thank you for including the three pictures of the superb royal carriages. I will take a duplicate of each.

LadyFinn 06-19-2020 03:37 AM

At the Youtube channel of The Royal Palaces was this morning published this video:

Join in a tour with The Royal Stables' Daimler DE27 Limousine and hear driver Martin Forsén tell you about The Royal Stables' oldest car, which was ordered by Gustaf V and has been used ever since. Like 10 years ago, on June 19, 2010. Then Martin Forsén drove the King and Crown Princess to the Cathedral where the marriage between Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel took place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXO13rWRMA
Martin Forsén tells at the video that also the King's sisters, queen Silvia, prince Bertil and princess Lilian have been driven to their wedding with this Daimler. Every time Forsén has been out on a drive with the Daimler or the Stables' other veteran car Cadillac, the cars are washed and dried and put to their little car museum, Sibylla's garage. With the car has only been driven 4400 miles.

muriel 06-19-2020 05:38 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 2321277)
At the Youtube channel of The Royal Palaces was this morning published this video:

Join in a tour with The Royal Stables' Daimler DE27 Limousine and hear driver Martin Forsén tell you about The Royal Stables' oldest car, which was ordered by Gustaf V and has been used ever since. Like 10 years ago, on June 19, 2010. Then Martin Forsén drove the King and Crown Princess to the Cathedral where the marriage between Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel took place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXO13rWRMA
Martin Forsén tells at the video that also the King's sisters, queen Silvia, prince Bertil and princess Lilian have been driven to their wedding with this Daimler. Every time Forsén has been out on a drive with the Daimler or the Stables' other veteran car Cadillac, the cars are washed and dried and put to their little car museum, Sibylla's garage. With the car has only been driven 4400 miles.

What a great video! I so do hope they do a similar video of some of the older cars in the Royal Mews in the UK at some stage.

LadyFinn 09-08-2020 04:24 PM

About the Coronation carriage at Youtube of The Royal Armoury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9njRXLhL3c

LadyFinn 09-15-2020 10:08 AM

A lot of history of the cars used by the Royal Family, long time ago.
Automobilhistoriska Klubben Mässing & Nickel
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