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KittyAtlanta 02-24-2011 01:15 PM

I saw an "in the flesh" Cayenne last week. I want one. In my younger years, I had a boyfriend who had a Lamborghini Espada. After the first time, I wouldn't ride in it as you kind of had to stand on your head to get out of the car!!!

Thanks for the nice photos. They are handsome people.

Daimler 04-20-2011 05:23 PM

Can anyone identify the Chauffeur in this picture of he Queen Leaving Prince Edward's 30th Birthday Celebrations At The Savoy Hotel. She Is Getting Into The Daimler Doublesix J52PWK (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Date 16 Mar 1994.
What Tartan is the blanket?
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More on www.daimlerdoublesix.co.uk

assyrian pride 04-24-2011 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by wymanda (Post 138800)
HM's Rolls Royce & Bentley vehicles all run on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). They were converted from petrol some years ago.

the cars that HM queen Elizabeth like .

sunseeker99 04-24-2011 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by KittyAtlanta (Post 1209286)
I saw an "in the flesh" Cayenne last week. I want one. In my younger years, I had a boyfriend who had a Lamborghini Espada. After the first time, I wouldn't ride in it as you kind of had to stand on your head to get out of the car!!!

Thanks for the nice photos. They are handsome people.

Kitty, the Cayenne is fairly common in the UK. I'm in Spain at the moment and I've just seen one parked outside a small two bedroom terraced house in a not very posh area. They're ubiquitous in Europe.

rebbevb 06-15-2011 01:35 PM

Does anyone have pictures of HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge driving her Audi A6 or Prince William's Audi A6 leaving her parents' home with her sister Pippa and heading to london for her wedding ?

Thanks,
Brent R. von Behrens II

Molly2101 06-23-2011 05:07 PM

A lot of the members of the British Royal family drive Audi's (William and Catherine, Edward and Sophie for example.) Does Audi sponsor their usage or do they purchase the cars themselves? They seem to have new cars almost every year, which is what made me think they were sponsored but now I am not so sure.

BrooklynGirl 01-24-2012 05:49 PM

I wonder what the Duchess of Cambridge drives now? I know her family have range rovers and Mercedes C Class?

Meraude 01-25-2012 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by victoria200122003 (Post 1124476)
the other royal are less using carriage. i cannot find many photo

Here are photos of the Swedish royal carriages: Vagnarna - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]

And the royal cars: https://www.kungahuset.se/kungligaslo...800012676.html

muriel 01-25-2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by BrooklynGirl (Post 1362966)
I wonder what the Duchess of Cambridge drives now? I know her family have range rovers and Mercedes C Class?

Catherine still has her old Audi A3 which she uses. Typically in London she is seen in either a Range Rover or a Jaguar XJ or an Audi A8 from the Clarence House fleet.

ashelen 01-26-2012 12:33 AM

Royals in traffic on the road
 
I just was wondring when the royals are on the road in traffic do they have all the streets blocks and stop for them? just wondering today i was stuck more than 2 hours because the president was passing through, i could not belive the police and security operation they closed all the freeways, streets, it was crazy, if you were on the west side of the freeway you couldn't go to the east side and viceverse, a police told me exit in the next street and wait there around 45 minutes to an hour until they open the streets again, it was a really nightmare all the cars, trafic,etc..... and very anoying.... it was a rush hour completely anoying:bang:
So I was thinking do the royals in Europe do the same? have the city stop for them everytime they step outside their castle?

Muhler 01-26-2012 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1363389)
I just was wondring when the royals are on the road in traffic do they have all the streets blocks and stop for them? just wondering today i was stuck more than 2 hours because the president was passing through, i could not belive the police and security operation they closed all the freeways, streets, it was crazy, if you were on the west side of the freeway you couldn't go to the east side and viceverse, a police told me exit in the next street and wait there around 45 minutes to an hour until they open the streets again, it was a really nightmare all the cars, trafic,etc..... and very anoying.... it was a rush hour completely anoying:bang:
So I was thinking do the royals in Europe do the same? have the city stop for them everytime they step outside their castle?

Not in Scandinavia. Except on special and grand occasions in connection with their duties. - In those cases other prominent guests also get a police escort, which will ensure a clear passage.
And that is for security and practical reasons. - A car stopping at at a red light is vulnerable. But mainly it is to ensure a smooth running of an event. I.e. to ensure that guests and royals arrive on time and don't get stuck somewhere. (They will usually also get a police escort for the last couple of kilometres to an event, however. It would look a bit silly if the monarch's car is stopping for red light 100 meters away from the red carpet, with VIP's flowergirls, band and the whole show waiting.)
On a day to day basis, they get no priority.

UserDane 01-26-2012 07:32 AM

In one of the TV portraits of queen Margrethe for her 40th jubilee, she even mentioned a visit to Thailand (I believe it was) when all traffic was stopped to let the royal entourage get through.
She came across as not being completely comfortable with that - and said something like it was probably good that something like that did not happen back in her own country.

Lumutqueen 01-26-2012 07:53 AM

When there is a planned visit by royals to a specific area in the UK certain areas are shut off. Prince Charles visited Wakefield and Barnsley this week and a friend of mine complained when travelling to university via train that the services had been postponed due to a 'possible' visit from the Prince. There are obviously safety precautions that lead to the shutting of roads. But in my experience it only happens for huge events.

ashelen 01-26-2012 12:24 PM

I understand it make sense that the shutt of several streets for a big event like a wedding or the 40 jjubilee of the queen, and i expect a lot of people would like to go and look theevent, everybody knows .... but for everyday it isrediculus, thepresident will behere for 3 days so in this 3 daysall thetraffic will be crazy, mind you i knew today becasue of the tv news at what time he was going to pass so i took different route to take my daughter to school but took 20 minutes extra than normal, still annoying...........
i am glad ti listen the comment of queen Margrethe, she seems asensitive womn with the foot on earth!

nascarlucy 01-29-2012 02:57 PM

All the roadblocks and other shutdowns are for security reasons. It would be a nightmare if a royal was in a traffic jam because security would have to watching everyone around. With a traffic shutdown, they have more control over the situation.

Another thing that I think no one mentions is that if people knew that Queen Elizabeth or Princess Charles or Prince Williams was going to be on such and such road at a certain time, there would be people trying to position themselves on the road to get a look at them or try to take pictures of them. A security nightmare or massive traffic jam could result. This also could cause an accident (someone not paying attention to their driving.).

IslandDweller 02-02-2012 08:05 AM

Are there any photos of Princess Mathilde driving herself? There are quite a few of Queen Paola driving over the years, most recently in a white Fiat 500. I'm sure Mathilde drives also.

IslandDweller 02-05-2012 11:47 PM

Okay, on the Mathilde and Philippe thread, there's a photo of Mathilde driving into Laeken Palace in her minivan on April 23rd, 2010. The photo is here:
https://i43.tinypic.com/iwt6yd.jpg

marine2109 03-07-2012 02:59 PM

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Up for auction the first armored car was owned by King Juan Carlos
https://www.hola.com/realeza/casa_esp...e-rey-subasta/

Google Google Translate

Patra 03-07-2012 03:07 PM

Mathilde looks like a typical american suburban mom carpooling her kids to soccer practice, too funny!

Daimler 09-17-2012 04:06 PM

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:
Regal Runabouts -- Autoglym on the Royal family's everyday vehicles - YouTube

CSENYC 10-07-2012 07:44 PM

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?

NGalitzine 10-07-2012 08:22 PM

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.

Muhler 10-08-2012 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by CSENYC (Post 1469070)
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. https://forsvaret.dk/ftk/publishingim...challenger.jpg - Gives the pilots some flight hours as well.
Inside the country they use military helicopters, usually EH101 https://forsvaret.dk/FTK/omflyvev%C3%...1%20Merlin.JPG and on at least one occasion the smaller but faster Fennec https://forsvaret.dk/FTK/omflyvev%C3%...0%20Fennec.jpg

In Greenland and on the Faroe Islands, navy ships and planes provide practically all transport.

Madame Royale 10-08-2012 12:54 AM

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.

https://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...RAAF_BBJ_3.jpg

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.

CyrilVladisla 04-04-2014 08:17 PM

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? :coach:
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.

Iluvbertie 04-04-2014 09:37 PM

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.

muriel 10-06-2014 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Daimler (Post 1462588)
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:
Regal Runabouts -- Autoglym on the Royal family's everyday vehicles - YouTube

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.

kristens 10-20-2014 08:44 PM

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

CyrilVladisla 02-05-2016 10:13 PM

Prussia: A Royal Carriage

Lee-Z 02-06-2016 06:45 AM

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"

google translated

CyrilVladisla 02-08-2018 04:56 PM

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

Iluvbertie 02-08-2018 05:27 PM

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.

kristens 02-14-2018 10:00 AM

There's a nice list on Wikipedia under the title "Official State Cars"

muriel 09-07-2018 07:19 AM

Price Charles appears to acquired a Jaguar I Pace electric car. He used it for 2 engagements earlier this week.

jacqui24 09-07-2018 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2147891)
Price Charles appears to acquired a Jaguar I Pace electric car. He used it for 2 engagements earlier this week.

He joked it was ďsilent, but deadlyĒ. :lol:

muriel 10-25-2019 06:21 AM

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.

Lumutqueen 10-25-2019 06:28 AM

I mean I agree in principal but JLR is owned by an Indian company and the I Pace is assembled in Austria.

muriel 10-25-2019 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2264172)
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.

Lumutqueen 10-25-2019 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2264182)
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.



Iím well aware itís a british brand, thatís why I said I agree in principal.

Blog Real 08-09-2020 02:50 PM

Letizia:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d2_SlpGX9...40MujerHoy.jpg

Mary:
https://c026204.cdn.sapo.io/1/c02620...ary.jpg?size=l

Mette-Marit:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EPlHkkLYx...8/64133721.jpg

Maxima:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rJOP0vZpk...transferir.jpg

Catherine:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BHkPwdzVn...am-2222045.jpg

CyrilVladisla 08-10-2020 03:54 AM

:previous: Blog Real, Thank you for all the fun photos! It is nice to see many royal ladies behind the steering wheels.

Durham 08-15-2020 03:01 PM

I wasn't sure where to put this so mods please move if it's in the wrong place.

It's strikes me as wonderfully dotty but anyway.:biggrin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8FG1Cy4Kz8

Lady Daly 11-30-2020 11:29 AM

I just completed 1 of 2 series, "The Secrets of Royal Travel" offered by PBS/ Public Broadcast Station in the US. The first video highlights the history of the British Royal Train used by the British Monarchy going back to Queen Victoria until now. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
https://video.wkar.org/video/episode...-train-2udkam/

The second video is The Secret of Royal Flight. https://video.wkar.org/video/episode...flight-0hh9fb/

irish_royalist 12-09-2020 01:44 PM

Some very nice photos from the Royal Train 'Then and Now' from the Daily Mail!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ged-years.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/gallerie...ce-wheels.html

Susan D 12-09-2020 02:39 PM

It looks really posh to have a royal train although the UK no longer has a royal yacht as still do Denmark and Norway.

An Ard Ri 12-09-2020 02:49 PM

I had the thought the royal train was older but the article above stated the current one only came into use in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee.

Lady Daly 12-09-2020 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 2359524)
I had the thought the royal train was older but the article above stated the current one only came into use in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee.

It's my impression "the royal train" has been around since Queen Victoria. I think over the past 150 years or so there have been several iterations of the royal train. It's been fascinating to learn more about the train. I especially learned quite a bit from the documentary "The Secrets of the Royal Train" as well, thank you to Irish Royalist for the Daily Mail articles.

muriel 05-16-2022 05:27 AM

Queen Elizabeth has a new burgundy coloured Range Rover (new model, only just released), which she used yesterday when driven to the royal Windsor Horse show gala event for the Platinum Jubilee.

An Ard Ri 05-16-2022 06:18 AM

Do the Belgians have any state/vintage cars at their disposal?

muriel 05-17-2022 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 2468683)
Do the Belgians have any state/vintage cars at their disposal?

I do not think I have seen them in one. The King and Queen tend to usually be seen in Mercedes S-Class cars.


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