When it comes to being chauffeured, we think no one does it better than the Queen of the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II has amassed a fleet of luxury cars that would make Jay Leno blush and still manages to get out and drive on occasion. Take a look at some of the most amazing cars her royal highness gets to roll in.
Believe it or not, the queen drives
Elizabeth isn’t actually required to get a drivers license because of her royal privilege. However, she did learn to drive during World War II when she drove an aid truck for the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service and was trained to be a mechanic as well. From then on, she has been in love with cars. In fact, she has amassed a fleet of ultra-rare vehicles that are worth tens of millions of dollars.
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1. Her Bentley Bentayga
Bentley is known for it’s ultra-expensive and ritzy vehicles. So when it comes to royalty, they spared no expense and gave the queen the very first of order of the Bentley Bentayga. Don’t let it’s cumbersome design and elegance fool you. This car packs 600 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 187 miles per hour.
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2. Her custom-built 2015 Range Rover LWB Landaulet
When it comes to viewing vehicles, no one does it with as much style as the queen. The pope has the popemobile, and the queen has her Range Rover. This custom-built Range Rover is used by the queen for everyday royal processions. When it comes to more formal events like a royal wedding or the Queen’s Jubilee, another more traditional vehicle is used that we will show you later.
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3. Twin custom state Bentleys
Elizabeth certainly sports some fat rides, and these two are her most common ones. Think of them like the president’s limousine. They go everywhere with her. Every inch of the vehicle is designed to the queen’s exact specifications and include luxuries we could only dream of. Naturally, it’s safe to say that this car also comes equipped with some Bond level security, although Bentley will never divulge those secrets.
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4. Land Rover Defender
Land Rovers were always seen as the “car of the people.” They were used by farmers and factory workers alike. Ever since receiving her first one just before ascending to the throne, Elizabeth has owned and operated one. She and the Duke of Edinburgh once toured the countryside for six-months to see the common-wealth. Land Rover will always be associated with royalty and commoner alike.
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5. The Royal Gold State Coach
It is probably the most ornate vehicle to have ever existed. Its first appearance was in 1762 and the royal family pulls this stagecoach out for only the most formal of events. It is only used for coronation events and other ceremonies that relate directly to the ruling monarchy. The next time you see this puppy out will probably be to crown a new king.
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6. Aston Martin Volante DB6
Sometimes Buckingham Palace can be a little stuffy. The best thing a royal can do is just hop in one of their rides and hit the countryside. Well luckily for the royal family, they have a fleet to choose from. But when you want to be a little more discrete than a Bently or a stagecoach, the Aston Martin is your go-to ride.
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The royal family’s fleet is almost priceless
If you take all the vehicles not listed here, like the Jaguars, Audis, Rolls Royces, and so on, the value of their garage is almost 10 million Royal British Pounds. But if you factor in the state coaches, collectors vehicles, and their custom state Bentleys, that value skyrockets. The British Royal Family has a net worth of $88 billion, so don’t expect them to slow down on their fabulous vehicles.