We look at the cars the late Queen Elizabeth II experienced during her 70-year monarch. The collection of whips is dominated by British car makes, of course, with a selection of Land Rovers, Bentleys and Rolls-Royces used over the seven decades.
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The Queen never needed a driver's license, by law, reports TheDrive.com. However, that never stopped her from enjoying off-road machines like the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Autobiography.
In June 2022, Land Rover commissioned a special Defender 130 adorned with the Queen's patronage of the British Red Cross for her Platinum Jubilee.
Interestingly, Queen Elizabeth II is the only British citizen to drive a car in the UK without number plates.
1. Range Rover
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The Queen was often spotted driving her Range Rover Autobiography model. On this occasion, she was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Dame Annabel Whitehead, at a horse show in 2021.
2. Jaguar X-Type Station Wagon
The Queen was a big fan of British cars and practical at that; according to AutoEvolution, while her favourite car was the Defender, she had a backup whip: the Jaguar. It's another British carmaker, and a petrol or diesel engine powers the X-Type.
3. Bentley State Limousine
The Royal Family has a long history with Bentley; this long-wheelbase version was gifted to her as a Golden Jubilee gift. According to SlashGear, it's worth around $11 million and has been modified with high-strength bombproof panels to withstand terrorist attacks.
4. Vauxhall Cresta PA Friary Estate
According to the Telegraph, the Queen powered around in a 2.2-litre Vauxhall station wagon.
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It was fitted with a partitioning at the rear for the Queen's corgis, a place to keep fishing rods on the roof, and a gun holder in case she decided to hunt pheasants.
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The Queen died at 96 years of age, after 70 years of her rule, and left behind a $500 million fortune. This is part of the $28 billion Royal Firm, the British Royal family business empire, Fortune wrote.
YEN.com.gh reported that the empire comprise the Crown Estate, Buckingham Palace, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Duchy of Lancaster, Kensington Palace and the Crown Estate of Scotland. Elizabeth's personal assets included land she acquired during her reign as the Queen, to be inherited by Prince Charles.
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