The Queen's state car is a Bentley, made especially for her, featuring bullet proof glass and a bomb proof frame, yet who paid for it? The Queen, the tax payer or Bentley for all the good PR it produces?
#93443. Asked by billythebrit. (Mar 12 08 3:01 PM)
New Bentley Motor Car for HM The Queen|
Windsor Castle, 29th May 2002 was a gift.
It is to be expected that as a result of much discreet maneuvering, from the year 2002 onward Bentley Motors will be granted the right to display the Royal Coat of Arms together with the words "By appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II motor car manufacturers". In May 2002 an all new car will be presented to H.M. The Queen to celebrate her Golden Jubilee.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom travels in one of two bespoke Bentley State Limousines.
The Royal Mews also contains a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, which was purchased by the Queen in 1950, becoming a state car upon her accession to the throne, along with two Rolls-Royce Phantom VI models, including the bespoke Silver Jubilee car, presented by the British motor industry in 1977, and three Daimler DS420 limousines, one of which was previously owned by HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother until her death in 2002. These cars are used when the Queen is travelling abroad and are also made available for visiting heads of state and other members of the royal family on official business.
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