The best of British motoring was showcased on Friday as a fleet of luxury weddings cars chauffeured the royal family and the Middletons to Westminster Abbey to witness the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The bride and her father arrived in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom belonging to the Queen. The vintage Phantom VI was gifted to Queen by the British Auto Industry on her Silver Jubilee which marked her 25th year on the throne.
The same Rolls Royce hit the headlines before Christmas after it was targeted by a mob of protesters in London as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall travelled to the Royal Variety Performance. The vintage limo was repaired following the attack in time for the royal nuptials.
The Queen and Prince Phillip and Prince William and Prince Harry arrived at the ceremony in a pair of custom made Bentleys while Prince Charles and Camilla travelled in the oldest car amongst the royal wedding day fleet, a Rolls Royce Phantom lV built in 1950.
After the wedding reception at Buckingham Palace, the newlyweds sped off to Clarence House with Prince William behind the wheel of his father’s classic 1969 Aston Martin sports car. The rare Aston Martin DB6 Volante MKll is believed to be one of only 38 ever made and was a gift to Prince Charles from the Queen on his 21st birthday.
The vintage sports car was decked out with L plates, balloons and red white and blue ribbons especially for the newlywed’s ride through London following the royal nuptials.