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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
https://img247.imageshack.us/img247/5...186278cyp7.jpg
scanpix
Prince Haakon... don't ask me what car it is! :ermm: does anyone know?
https://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

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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

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https://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

https://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8...fhhcrw1ef6.jpg
https://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.

avrilo 10-24-2006 03:36 PM

William driving the VW Golf
https://www.rexfeatures.com/cgi-bin/r...prince+william

Henri M. 10-24-2006 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CrownPrinceLorenzo
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:

I do not know how the other royal houses do, but in the Netherlands there is a Royal Stables Department which not only takes care for the cars and the carriages, but also for the royal busses, royal train, the royal airplanes, etc.

The two main dependances of the Royal Stables Department are on the estate of Noordeinde Palace (The Hague) and Het Loo Palace (Apeldoorn).

Royal Stables, The Hague:
https://historie.denhaag.org/dhe347z.jpg

One of the 30 Volvos type S80 from the Royal Stables. This one bears the standard of Prince Willem-Alexander:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/dsc?s=o...dsname=minazkh

Queen Beatrix' VIP-bus. Sometimes the Queen uses this bus, which has 25 seats, a bathroom and dressingroom aboard:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/dsc?s=o...dsname=minazkh

Royal Stables, Apeldoorn:
https://images5.fotopic.net/?iid=yiyf...800&quality=70

An old Minerva (1923) used by Prince Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg (grandfather of Queen Beatrix) on the inner court of the Royal Stables, Apeldoorn:
https://images4.fotopic.net/?iid=yewv...796&quality=70

BeatrixFan 10-24-2006 03:59 PM

The Windsors keep the Bentleys in the car park at the side of the Palace. They're shielded from view by the cars of most employees and whenever I walk past there's a red Post Office van parked there.

CrownPrinceLorenzo 11-12-2006 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Henri M.
I do not know how the other royal houses do, but in the Netherlands there is a Royal Stables Department which not only takes care for the cars and the carriages, but also for the royal busses, royal train, the royal airplanes, etc.

The two main dependances of the Royal Stables Department are on the estate of Noordeinde Palace (The Hague) and Het Loo Palace (Apeldoorn).

Royal Stables, The Hague:
https://historie.denhaag.org/dhe347z.jpg

One of the 30 Volvos type S80 from the Royal Stables. This one bears the standard of Prince Willem-Alexander:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/dsc?s=o...dsname=minazkh

Queen Beatrix' VIP-bus. Sometimes the Queen uses this bus, which has 25 seats, a bathroom and dressingroom aboard:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/dsc?s=o...dsname=minazkh

Royal Stables, Apeldoorn:
https://images5.fotopic.net/?iid=yiyf...800&quality=70

An old Minerva (1923) used by Prince Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg (grandfather of Queen Beatrix) on the inner court of the Royal Stables, Apeldoorn:
https://images4.fotopic.net/?iid=yewvlq&outx=796&quality=70

Oh wow. Thanks a lot.

Prince of Chota 11-12-2006 10:09 AM

I have a hard time believing that the money from King Constantine's foundation goes toward the purchase of his cars...I just don't think the idea of his wealthy friends giving him money in exchange for favours would be accpetable to anyone (like other monarchs and European society at large)...

azrayy 12-18-2006 10:27 AM

prince of dubai sheikh rashid bin mohammed al maktoum's car:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dubairo...n/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dubairoyals/303224012/

LadyK 01-19-2007 07:44 PM

Royal Air Travel
 
After some discussion on the Crown Princess Maxima thread, I wanted to start a thread for discussing Royal Air Travel. Which royal families have their own private jets? Who uses military travel, and who uses commercial airlines? Is there a royal who flies their own planes? Or anything else interesting about royals and flying?

LadyK 01-19-2007 07:47 PM

Here is a link to Mary and Christian arriving in Australia this fall, when they had to fly seperately from Frederik. I think it was a commercial flight- maybe was it Quantas?

KelliB 01-19-2007 08:12 PM

Yes, they flew into Australia on Qantas, our national carrier. However, when Mary and Christian flew from Tasmania to the mainland they flew Jetstar, which is a basic, no-frills economy airline! No business class.

I would love to have been seated next to them. Although, the last thing they probably need is a dumb-struck monarchy junkie asking all sorts of stupid questions!

Maricar 01-19-2007 10:03 PM

Prince Charles is said to be flying to the US later this month on commercial flights, instead of charter. So I guess that means he doesn't have his own jet? I'm not sure about The Queen, though. What does she use when she goes on foreign trips?

*SofiaM* 01-20-2007 05:20 AM

I found this with lots of information on this topic: :flowers:
Royal/Presidential Air Travel

Henri M. 01-20-2007 12:26 PM

The Netherlands
 
The pictures were uploaded to my photobucket account, click to enlarge please.

The Netherlands Royal House uses a Fokker 70 Executive, painted with orange and nassaublue livery:
It is called PH-KBX
PH = international code for Netherlands' airplanes
KBX = Koningin BeatriX
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_1.jpg

But the Royal Netherlands Air Force also has a fleet of passenger-jets for transports of military, members of the Royal House and the Government:

McDonnel Doulas KDC 10 planes
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_2.jpg

Fokker 60 Executives
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_3.jpg

and Gulfstreams IV
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_4.jpg

There is also a cargo-plane called 'Prinses Máxima' with an elegant special livery: red roses...
It was baptized by the Princess herself on May 30th 2003:
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_6.jpg


https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_5.jpg
It is probably the world's most noble cargo-plane.
:flowers:

Enrique 01-20-2007 12:55 PM

The Spanish Royal House uses a Airbus A310-304 and a Boeing 707 of the Spanish Air Force.


https://www.planespotters.net/Aviatio...show?id=019632
Airbus A310-304 (T.22-2) de la Fuerza Aerea Española destinado a Transporte VIP de la Casa Real

LadyK 01-20-2007 01:49 PM

do these planes have special call signs, like air force one?

Henri M. 01-20-2007 02:08 PM

PH-KBX and PH-PBX
 
The pictures were uploaded to my photobucket account, click to enlarge please.

The Queen uses a Fokker 70 Executive, painted with orange and nassaublue livery:
It is called PH-KBX
PH = international code for Netherlands' airplanes
KBX = Koningin BeatriX
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_1.jpg

The Queen's previous plane was a Fokker F-28 Fellowship,
this was called PH-PBX
PH = international code for Netherlands' airplanes
PBX = Prinses BeatriX
https://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_7.jpg

wanderer 01-20-2007 06:38 PM

What about the Royal House of Sweden?

Enrique 01-24-2007 10:07 AM

The international Code is AME, i dont know what it means, sorry

rop81 01-24-2007 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by wanderer
What about the Royal House of Sweden?

The Swedish Royal Family does not have any airplane of their own, but they regularly use one of the planes own by the Swedish state, i think they have two or three rather small airplanes, otherwise the royal family flies with ordinary commercial airplanes.

Verde Esmeralda 01-24-2007 07:06 PM

I've been always doubtful about whether it's true that Willem Alexander secretely commanded many regular KLM flights (like, without passengers knowing HE was the pilot). Does anyone know for sure? :ermm:

Huddo 01-24-2007 07:46 PM

I can't belive Mary flew jetstar!.....thats such a bad airline,

Marengo 01-25-2007 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Verde Esmeralda
I've been always doubtful about whether it's true that Willem Alexander secretely commanded many regular KLM flights (like, without passengers knowing HE was the pilot). Does anyone know for sure? :ermm:

Well, it is fairly well known that one of his hobbies is to fly an airplane. He often flies the goverment plane where he is travelling in to. I am not to sure about the KLM flights, but I am sure that the crew invites him for a look in the cockpit when he travels with KLM.
He did fly in F16 figher planes from the army btw.

fee 01-25-2007 07:58 AM

The prince of Orange did fly as copilot on commercial KLM flights.
The crew would certainly know, but since most often only the captains name is mentioned clearly, and noone pays attention anyway the "Alexander Amsberg" falls thru;)
As to security, he didn't have any bodyguards flying with him, but the throng of determined young ladies were quite lethal.:lol:

KelliB 01-26-2007 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Huddo
I can't belive Mary flew jetstar!.....thats such a bad airline,

Apparently, the other passengers were a little surprised, too!

anirac 06-19-2007 03:59 PM

Queen Beatrix in her privat car. I think it is a Ford Focus estate.

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I love that her clothes seems to be the same colour like the car:biggrin:

Verde Esmeralda 06-25-2007 01:22 PM

As I watched "The Queen", I couldn't believe my eyes as Queen Elizabeth II is featured several times driving her own car, completely alone behind the wheel, no chaffeur or companion whatsoever. Honestly I didn't believe it.

But I was proven wrong. As you can see in Hola magazine's website, she DOES drive, even now that she is 81. Wow. My apologies for the disbelief, Your Majesty!!

Noticias breves de actualidad

yvr girl 06-25-2007 02:19 PM

She trained as a mechanic (and driver?) during the war
 
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Originally Posted by Verde Esmeralda (Post 631139)
As I watched "The Queen", I couldn't believe my eyes as Queen Elizabeth II is featured several times driving her own car, completely alone behind the wheel, no chaffeur or companion whatsoever. Honestly I didn't believe it.

But I was proven wrong. As you can see in Hola magazine's website, she DOES drive, even now that she is 81. Wow. My apologies for the disbelief, Your Majesty!!

Noticias breves de actualidad

I'd imagine driving is one of her few 'normal' pleasures.

Henri M. 06-25-2007 02:58 PM

Queen Beatrix: loyal to Volvo, her whole life long
 
The Royal Stables in The Hague has a fleet of about 30 cars for the Queen and the members of the Royal House, by far most of them Volvo, since a few years. Besides these all members of the royal family have their own private cars:
Volvo (Queen Beatrix)
Volvo (Willem-Alexander)
Audi (Máxima)
Porsche (Friso)
Volvo (Constantijn)
Volvo (Laurentien)
Mercedes (Margriet)
Mercedes (Pieter)
Etc.

There are also around 90 other cars (mostly Volvo) for members of the royal household services.

For more than half a century the American brand Ford was favourite at the Netherlands Court, thanks to warm relationships between Prince Bernhard and the Ford family.

But since a few years the Court has switched to Volvo. The reason is not known. Maybe the Royal Stables and/or the Queen were no longer satisfied with the quality or whatever of Ford. Anyway: Volvo still is part of the Ford Motors Company, so the Dutch royals are still 'in the Ford family'.

HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Concours Hippique in Rotterdam, 1956, with her first car, a birthday present by her father Prince Bernhard.
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HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands leaves her car after a private ride.
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HRH Princess Beatrix and her car in front of the central hexagonal tower of her fairytale private estate 'Drakensteyn' (still in her private property).
Picture

HM Queen Beatrix arrives at the side-wing of Huis ten Bosch Palace where the her private appartments are. She leaves her private car, a Volvo XC90 fourwheeldrive.
Picture

HM Queen Beatrix in one of the Volvo limousines, this is the AA65
Picture and picture

HRH Princess Máxima was driven in this Volvo limousine, this is the AA95 (she is not in it as her standard is not waving while she is inside the building)
Picture

TLLK 06-25-2007 03:16 PM

Henri, Do you know if a member of their security detail is usually with the members of the Royal House when they're driving or are they following at a close distance?

anirac 06-25-2007 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Henri M. (Post 631201)
HM Queen Beatrix arrives at the side-wing of Huis ten Bosch Palace where the her private appartments are. She leaves her private car, a Volvo XC90 fourwheeldrive.
Picture

Sorry, I don't want to argue, but it seems to be a Ford Focus (look at the indicator light or the bodywork over the wheel). Perhaps now she has a Volvo, because the picture is from 2003. But believe in me, this is no Volvo. The XC90 is an off-road car and this is a limousine or an estate car.

Henri M. 06-25-2007 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by anirac (Post 631267)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M. (Post 631201)
HM Queen Beatrix arrives at the side-wing of Huis ten Bosch Palace where the her private appartments are. She leaves her private car, a Volvo XC90 fourwheeldrive.
Picture

Sorry, I don't want to argue, but it seems to be a Ford Focus (look at the indicator light or the bodywork over the wheel). Perhaps now she has a Volvo, because the picture is from 2003. But believe in me, this is no Volvo. The XC90 is an off-road car and this is a limousine or an estate car.

You are right, I was meant to post another picture, I will search for it. According to hollandcourier the Queen drives in a Volvo V70 XC which is a stationwagon with fourwheel drive.

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima both drive in the Volvo XC90 a terrain vehicle indeed.

The details can be found in this book. From the Minerva in the 1920's to the Volvo of today.

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Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 631216)
Henri, Do you know if a member of their security detail is usually with the members of the Royal House when they're driving or are they following at a close distance?

There are always security cars following the most important royals. (= the Queen, the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Princess Margriet,etc.) In public and in private. In the Netherlands and outside the Netherlands. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

:flowers:

TLLK 06-25-2007 05:38 PM

Thank you. I wonder if the royals have also been instructed in a bit of defensive driving. I'm picturing the Queen in James Bond mode right now.

Verde Esmeralda 06-25-2007 07:46 PM

Any pictures of Máxima actually driving herself?

crisiñaki 06-25-2007 11:44 PM

https://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...ER00011808.jpg
https://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...060408_004.jpg
https://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...INA%204/19.jpg

(Seeger, Korpa, Visual Press)

The Watcher 06-26-2007 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Verde Esmeralda (Post 631383)
Any pictures of Máxima actually driving herself?

Maxima's car: https://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2...8090666yy2.jpg

*SofiaM* 06-26-2007 06:50 AM

Didn't we have a thread like this before? :ermm:

Kings of Spain:
https://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00099508.jpg

In Mallorca they tend to drive themselves around more often:
in Mallorca
#2
leaving the airport

So which royals have ever been fined for speeding? The first person that comes to mind is Princess Anne :rolleyes: But I know there are more.

Josefine 06-26-2007 09:55 AM

i think many royals like driving by them self, but when was the last time we saw Queen Elisabeth drive a car

Duke of Marmalade 06-26-2007 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Josefine (Post 631767)
i think many royals like driving by them self, but when was the last time we saw Queen Elisabeth drive a car

Last weekend Elizabeth II. am Steuer: Queen of the road - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Josefine 06-26-2007 10:05 AM

Oj, can she really see over the stearing weel

Duke of Marmalade 06-26-2007 10:23 AM

She looks a lot like her mother in this pic. She hardly can watch what's going on on the street :lol: Don't think she drives on the motorways.

Little_star 06-26-2007 02:44 PM

Queen Rania and King Abdullah have often been photographed driving themselves. Queen Rania in particular has been seen driving herself to official functions.

muriel 06-27-2007 04:53 AM

Does anybody know very much about the cars used by the British Royal Family? I know the PoW household has a collection of Audi A6 estates and Charles has an Audi A8 and a Jag, and privately he also owns an old Aston DB5. What about the rest of the family? Is there a thread where this is covered?

TheTruth 07-02-2007 07:25 AM

Princess Diana :
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muriel 07-02-2007 09:20 AM

Thank you for the pictures of Diana at the wheel. I wondered if anybody had more recent prictures of other members of the royal family?

Beatrice 07-02-2007 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 631775)

Funny picture:smile:;).

Vanesa 07-02-2007 08:13 PM

I always admired Elizabeth II, but I've never known this part of her personnality..She also can drive!!! :w00t2:

Vanesa.

lucianap 07-02-2007 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 632326)
Does anybody know very much about the cars used by the British Royal Family? I know the PoW household has a collection of Audi A6 estates and Charles has an Audi A8 and a Jag, and privately he also owns an old Aston DB5. What about the rest of the family? Is there a thread where this is covered?

The British Royal Family always had British cars - Jaguars, Bentleys, Landrovers / Range Rovers etc .. Princess Diana caused controversy when she started driving an Audi Convertible but since then the rules seem to have slackened somewhat ... Wills had a Volkswagen Golf & now drives an Audi, Harry had an Audi A3 - not sure what he drives now. Prince Charles usually in Jaguars & has vinatge Aston Martins & the Queen has a special custom built Bentley & around Windsor at Polo she's often seen driving herself in a Jaguar. Usually when Harry / Wills chauffeured it's Range Rovers & the Royal Protection Squad usually always in Range Rovers ... Around Windsor / Balmoral they have a huge fleet of Landrovers / Discoveries / Range Rovers & are often seen driving them - especially Prince Phillip ... & of course Zara P is sponsored by Landrover so got given a free Range Rover Sport & Landrover.

Forgot to say - The Queen doesn't drive on public roads ... only around her estates - In Windsor she can go for miles & miles without leaving her land, likewise in Balmoral ... When Wills & Harry out driving though, they're never alone - always Range Rovers on their tale obviously security is paramount - you often see them around Park Lane area / Brompton Rd

muriel 07-03-2007 03:44 AM

Thanks very much. I also think the rules re royals and Bristh cars have slackened because there aren´t that many cars made in the UK by "British" manufacturers any more.I thinkthe largest manufacturer of cars in the UK now is Honda.

Verde Esmeralda 07-05-2007 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Watcher (Post 631526)

Thanks The Watcher,

What car was she driving when she had the little "crash" while coming out of Huis ten Bosch?

Dutch news in English - Maxima Taken to Court after All

Mari_* 07-05-2007 05:53 PM

I've seen Prince Felipe driving a Lexus SUV, an navy blue or black Audi, and grey a Bmw and Letizia a Bmw X5.

Anyone knows if those cars are like in their house, so they can use them whenver they want?.

Little_star 08-23-2007 04:05 AM

Queen Noor, was seen driving herself and her daughter-in-law, Princess Noor, after the Jerash Festival a few weeks ago
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Nichola 08-23-2007 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muriel (Post 632326)
Does anybody know very much about the cars used by the British Royal Family? I know the PoW household has a collection of Audi A6 estates and Charles has an Audi A8 and a Jag, and privately he also owns an old Aston DB5. What about the rest of the family? Is there a thread where this is covered?

I'm not sure what their current car is but the Earl and Countess of Wessex seem to like Rovers.

yvr girl 08-23-2007 05:55 PM

Prince Andrew driving Princess Beatrice
 
I've never posted a picture here before, not sure if this is correct. The picture is from Hello Magazine.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-andrew-1a.jpg

SHARON P 01-15-2008 03:40 AM

I know this is a real real long shot, but continueing on from this message in 2004, I am currently trying to research diana's cars (espcially her Ford Escorts) that she owned. You put on here that she had 4 or 5, I only knew of 2, have you any pictures of these cars that you could post, I would be eternally grateful, especially BJN 17X.

Kind regards

Sharon
England

muriel 03-20-2008 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by yvr girl (Post 656589)
I've never posted a picture here before, not sure if this is correct. The picture is from Hello Magazine.

I guess its a sign of the times that neither Wills nor Harry drive flashy or conspicous sports cars. Wills drives an Audi S4 (which is a very fast A4), and Harry drives an Audi A3. This is quite unlike the previous generation of British royals or other European royals of Wills and Harry's generation. If I am not mistaken, Charles received an Aston DB5 from his parents on his 21st birthday (he still has the car and uses it occassionally around Highgrove in the summer months), and we have a relatively recent picture above of Andrew is an Aston Martin DB7. Even parsimonous Anne had a sporty little convertible in her younger days.

Is it that the lefties have scared the boys into not driving anything flash, or is it that the boys are not into fast cars (quite hard to believe!!)? Come on guys, get something interesting. Wills in an Aston V8 or an Audi R8 would be great!

muriel 03-20-2008 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nichola (Post 656563)
I'm not sure what their current car is but the Earl and Countess of Wessex seem to like Rovers.

I think Sophie used Rovers when she was still working and Rover was a client of hers. They tend to be seen in a Range Rover these days

GlitteringTiaras 03-20-2008 12:56 PM

Mary driving in Sydeny prior to marrying Frederik.

Mary leaving the rehersal for Prince Christian's baptism.

On her way somewhere leaving Fredensborg.

With Carina last year in Mary's new Saab.

LadyFinn 03-20-2008 01:40 PM

Older photos:
Prince Bertil driving a race car June 5th, 1948
Corbis
Prince Bertil and princess Lilian 1984
IBL Bildbyrå
Prince Bertil and princess Lilian
IBL Bildbyrå

muriel 04-07-2008 09:10 AM

Has anybody seen or heard of Camilla driving herself recently?

candygirl_68 04-07-2008 02:38 PM

i don't think she drives herself, she has a chauffeur.

soggy 04-30-2008 10:37 AM

royal land rovers and range rovers
 
Hi
I am especially interested in Royal vehicles as i own and am currently restoring a Land Rover that was used on board Britannia in the fifties and sixties. it used to be carried in a special garage and winched up onto the deck by crane. it carried the reg number TGF640 though this was used in 1963 on another and is still i believe in use on a Royal vehicle and would love to see any photos of it or any other Land Rovers (or range Rovers) in use by the Royal Family. i am also trying to track down a Range Rover used by Prince Charles from about 1990 onwards and it was green with a G...WAC registration. i have been told that the one that he and Camilla were photographed in by a freelance photographer in 1990 had a similar number so can anyone point me in the direction of a copy or link to this famous photograph as i can not find it anywhere.
thanks in anticipation
soggy

Skydragon 05-03-2008 05:20 AM

These sites might be able to help you.

LandyZone - Land Rover Forum
Land Rover UK Forums
LR4x4 - The Land Rover Forum (Powered by Invision Power Board)

There are also a variety of sites that allow you to trace the history of many Land Rovers.

Expensive and sometimes frustrating business restoring an old Land Rover, especially if you don't want to compromise the Royal connection. :flowers:

Little_star 05-12-2008 09:19 AM

Queen Rania driving home after the KAFA march in Amman.
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...r822562096.jpg

chaimae 05-12-2008 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by candygirl_68 (Post 750792)
i don't think she drives herself, she has a chauffeur.

i was watching a lot of fhotos of queen rania driving her care , one of them in the opening of the parlement in 2007 .

Her_Majesty 05-12-2008 10:20 AM

Letizia at Mallorca

https://i.bunte.de/img/gen/8/K/HB8Kwx...en_r_630xA.jpg

Mademoiselle Lilo 05-12-2008 04:32 PM

King Mohamed VI recently in Fes driving his car:
https://www.gulfup.com/up/jpgfiles/IV023618.jpg

Her_Majesty 05-13-2008 05:08 PM

Queen Elizabeth II

https://i31.tinypic.com/2zdu9mb.jpg
Bruno Press

Queen Sonja
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...2&d=1112912880

CP Mette
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...3&d=1112912885

Princess Märtha
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1112912890

Nitefeatherz 05-20-2008 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 631307)
Thank you. I wonder if the royals have also been instructed in a bit of defensive driving. I'm picturing the Queen in James Bond mode right now.

Yes, I remember hearing when Prince William of Britain got his license he was instructed in defensive driving.

sofajr 05-22-2008 05:37 AM

spanish royals:

ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank

Daimler 04-16-2009 01:25 PM

Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than one Daimler Double Six finished in Edinburgh Green.
Her first Series 3 model was a 1984 car and is now in the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust registered B432VYO.
This car was then replaced IN 1991 by J52PWK another Daimler Double Six Series 3 in Edinburgh Green, it was used until 1995 when it was reregistered as J216DHM and is now in private hands.
The replacement was the new x300 model registered N52VKV.
There then fallowed two XJ8 cars, in 2001 a Daimler Y694CDU and then in 2005 a Jaguar BD05VPP.
Other than HM unique Edinburgh Green colour the other noticable feature of HM personal cars are the distinctive RAC and AA badges which are carried over from vehicle to vehicle.

kristens 04-21-2009 04:52 PM

Wow, what a great thread! Might I add a couple of thoughts of cars used by Queen Elizabeth II when she's here in the states? The Lincoln "bubbletop" used in the 1957 visit and the Lincoln used in the 1976 visit are on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan while the Cadillac used in an 80's visit is on display at the Ronald Reagan Museum in California

LadyLeana 04-22-2009 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daimler (Post 922543)
Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than one Daimler Double Six finished in Edinburgh Green.
Her first Series 3 model was a 1984 car and is now in the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust registered B432VYO.
This car was then replaced IN 1991 by J52PWK another Daimler Double Six Series 3 in Edinburgh Green, it was used until 1995 when it was reregistered as J216DHM and is now in private hands.
The replacement was the new x300 model registered N52VKV.
There then fallowed two XJ8 cars, in 2001 a Daimler Y694CDU and then in 2005 a Jaguar BD05VPP.
Other than HM unique Edinburgh Green colour the other noticable feature of HM personal cars are the distinctive RAC and AA badges which are carried over from vehicle to vehicle.

Is Edinburgh Green a colour especially mixed for the Queen? Is it darker than British Racing Green? I don't recall seeing any such name on the website.

Daimler 04-22-2009 04:17 PM

Edinburgh Green is a very dark green and is not a standard listed Jaguar or Daimler colour and is used for HM the Queen's personal cars not ceremonial cars.

kristens 04-22-2009 05:19 PM

Probably a special mix from Akzo Nobel

Daimler 04-29-2009 02:29 PM

Now on Ebay Item number: 320363072031
PRINCESS DIANA'S JAGUAR XJ SOVEREIGN
The vehicle was used by Princess Diana for royal engagements, History for the vehicle is fully documented, with receipts for the first three years from R.A.Creamer & Son Ltd Kensington Jaguar.
It was kept in the family from 29th October 1992 until 18th August 1995.
Reg. Number K194BAC

Daimler 07-02-2009 04:38 PM

Royal Cars at Silverstone Auction.
 
Some of the JDHT Royal Cars are being auctioned off at Bonhams Silverstone Auction on July 25th. 2009.
They are listed as Royal relief cars:
1984 Daimler Doublesix S3 reg. B432VYO
1998 Daimler XJ8 reg. S916OGW
2001 Daimler XJ8 reg. Y694CDU (modified to hold Gladstone bag)
All are green, it will be interesting if anyone knows of photos of any of these.
Who used a Gladstone bag?

Angelica 08-27-2009 04:39 PM

Any pictures of the Swedish royals driving or just their cars??

avrilo 02-24-2010 10:13 AM

Google Translate

Fred Mary and the kids in a renault espace in dec 09.

avrilo 04-08-2010 12:38 AM

myroyal's: CARL PHÄ°LÄ°P&SOFÄ°A

Carl P. driving a volvo suv

Harold 05-12-2010 10:47 AM

Do most royals drive themselves when not on official business? I don't think Elizabeth and Phillip do, but I recall that Charles does or did. What about other monarchs?

victoria200122003 08-14-2010 08:50 AM

royal carriage
 
can anyone introduce the royal carriage.

Lumutqueen 08-14-2010 08:55 AM

Which royal carriage?

victoria200122003 08-14-2010 09:14 AM

i saw that different royal have different type carriage. I want to know their history.

Lumutqueen 08-14-2010 09:21 AM

British Royal Carriages.
The Monarchy Today > Ceremony and symbol > Transport > Carriages

Dutch Royal Carraiges.
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...nes-13611.html

victoria200122003 08-14-2010 09:34 AM

the other royal are less using carriage. i cannot find many photo

Lumutqueen 08-14-2010 09:53 AM

Carraiges are usually used on traditional state occasions, like Trooping of the colour in the UK and Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands.
Other royals have less traditional events and choose to use more modern transport. Such as the Danish New Years Court event, the royals travel by car to the palaces.
But they do use this carraige to travel in when they hold the reception at Christianborg.
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

However when they greet guests from Airports on State Occasions, usual a carriage is used.

SalmaRaul 10-11-2010 06:24 AM

Cars Of UAE Royal Families?
 
Lets share some amazing cars belonging to UAE royal families. Post pics of the cars you know. i start with this one.

Belongs to Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of UAE with the expensive number plate in dubai

https://www.imagebam.com/image/fb570a102372669

Adamizzle 02-24-2011 01:06 PM

Here is the Sultan of Brunei driving around in his Mercedes Benz ML55 AMG and G500. This was when he was checking out the floods.
Infofoto 004
Infofoto 011

This one is a photo of His Majesty, together with his Prince and Princess, getting out after driving a Mercedes Benz ML55 AMG in London
RAMLI_003

This one is a photo of the Crown Prince getting out of his Lamborghini Murcielago
MASRI_001
MASRI_002

This one is a photo of Prince Mohammed, the Sultan's brother, seen getting out of a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG and Mercedes Benz S65 AMG
H.YUSOF IMG_2779 02
MASMALEH_01
SAHRIZAL_00

Here is a photo of the Sultan's other brother, Prince Sufri driving in a Porsche Cayenne
MASMALEH_01
MASMALEH_03


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