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They can actually be cheaper than taxis. If there are 16 people going to London for a birthday/stag/hen night you’ll find that it’s more comfortable, much more sociable and often cheaper to hire a limousine than hiring 3 taxis.
I need a limousine for a wedding but I'm not sure when/how long I will need it. Can you advise me?
Absolutely. With many years of experience we know what can go wrong and how you can use a limo to make your wedding day less stressful and more enjoyable. But as each wedding is different we strongly advise you either get an online quote or give us a call to discuss your requirements further.
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By far the most popular car we offer is the new style Lincoln Millennium. This is the same as the white limo on the front page and is the industry standard. All our agents have at least one of these vehicles. Some of our agents carry a wider selection of vehicles including 16 seater Hummers, stretched Mercedes, pink limos, Ford Excursions and many more. If you have a specific request we advise you call or email us and we will let you know.
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All children under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult due to legal reasons. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.
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Her Majesty's Limousines
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Maxim Kartashev | January 22, 2016, 04:01 PM
The end of the 19th century was marked by the emergence of a new, hitherto unseen type of transport called a car. At first, the newfangled vehicle caused fear and rejection by a significant part of society. One of the pioneers and enthusiasts of the automotive business, the Frenchman Baudry de Saunier, in his famous book "Basic Concepts of Motoring", published in 1902, wrote: “The main reason for the obstacles that the development of motoring still encounters should be sought in the hatred for all sorts of new products, which is found today not only among savage, but also among civilized peoples. For those who doubt this, let us recall the obstacles that steamships and railways once encountered, those sarcasms that greeted the advent of the telegraph and telephone, the initial campaigns against the bicycle, now the most used public carriage, and so on. ".
As if to confirm this remark of the famous Frenchman, Queen Victoria, shortly before her death in 1901, said to the caretaker of the Royal stables: "I hope you will not allow any of these terrible cars to appear in my stables." Royal limousines in the royal stables
But, her son King Edward VII, who came to power after the death of the queen, did not share the views of his mother. He was friends with a passionate motorist - Lord Montagu. It was Lord Montagu who first installed the famous Spirit of ecstasy mascot, depicting his beloved Eleanor Thornton, on his Rolls-Royce car. Subsequently, this mascot became the hallmark of the company.
Lord Montagu "infected" the future King Edward VII with his passion when he was still crown prince, giving him a ride in his Daimler car. As a result, it was Daimler that became the first official supplier of cars for the needs of the royal court and for many years captured the palm. Today, some of the early cars from the Royal Garage, which are now in a well-deserved rest, can be seen in a small exhibition on the grounds of Sandringham Palace (Sundringham House).
Exposition at Sandringham
The first British monarch to break Daimler's hegemony and start using cars from another more than worthy Rolls-Royce brand was the current reigning Queen Elizabeth II. The first Rolls-Royce Phantom IV was commissioned by Their Royal Highnesses, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1950, at a time when Elizabeth was still Crown Princess.
Rolls-Royce Phantom IV
Since the car was in private use at the time and was not yet considered an official state car, it was painted green. After Elizabeth's accession to the British throne at 19In 52, this car acquired state status and was repainted in burgundy (the so-called royal claret) and black. This car is still sometimes used by members of the British royal family. The last time the car appeared in public during the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton, and was intended to transport Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, from Clarence House to Westminster Abbey. Currently, this wonderful car, along with the royal horse-drawn carriages, is on permanent display at The Royal Mews. Another Phantom IV with a convertible body entered the Royal Garage at 1954 year. This car was used by the queen only a few times during foreign visits to countries with a warm climate.
Aston Martin at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Subsequently, the royal fleet was replenished with several more Rolls-Royce cars of various modifications. For example, in 1961, the Royal Garage received a Rolls-Royce Phantom V, designed for especially solemn trips. It was this car that accompanied Elizabeth II during her state visit to Russia in October 1994 years old.
Royal Rolls-Royce with an escort of motorcyclists on Ivanovskaya Square in the Moscow Kremlin. The photo was taken during the official visit of the Queen to Russia
It seemed that the Rolls-Royce brand would now always reign supreme in the Royal Garage, but in 2002 it was first supplanted by another no less famous British company Bentley, which since 1998 has been part of the Volkswagen concern group. It must be said that until relatively recently, the queen did not use armored vehicles, since it was believed that the love of the British for their monarch is extremely great, and you don’t have to worry about special protection measures. But the terrorist threats of the 21st century that have come have forced us to radically change approaches in this area and in prosperous foggy Albion.
The policeman and the royal Bentley
And it was the armored Bentley, made according to a special project based on the Bentley Arnage car, that was presented to the Queen by the British supplier community as a gift for the golden (50th) anniversary of her reign. Her Majesty liked the car so much that later she ordered another one exactly the same. In size, these cars are significantly superior to the base model Bentley Arnage. As you know, the cars of the Queen of England do not have state registration plates and they are simply assigned serial numbers. In this case Bentley #1 and Bentley #2.
Her Majesty exits the royal Bentley
It is clear that due to the special status of these cars, they are equipped with the latest technology. The vehicles are protected by special armor plates and have bulletproof glass. The floor of the cars protects passengers from a bomb explosion.
Her Majesty's Bentley. Description of features.
The cabin is completely sealed and can withstand gas attacks. The cabin has a glass partition that separates the front and rear of the cabin, which can be controlled by passengers on their own. A special transparent roof allows subjects to see their monarch while moving. The rear seats of limousines can be adjusted in height individually for each passenger, so that during official trips the heads of royalty of different heights are at the same level. The weight of the royal Bentley is 7470 kg, that is, twice as much as the base model Bentley Arnage. A V-shaped engine with a volume of 6.75 liters and a power of 400 hp is installed on the car. Acceleration to 60 km / h occurs in 6 seconds. The electronic top speed limiter is programmed to 120 km/h. The body of the car is painted in the traditional color "royal claret" in combination with a black roof.
Assembly of the Royal Bentley on the slipway
During the Queen's official trips, instead of the standard one, her personal mascot is installed on the car radiator - a figurine of St. George slaying a snake. The mascot was designed by the famous British artist Edward Seago.
During the Queen's visits to Scotland, a silver lion mascot, formerly owned by the Queen Mother, is used. The mascot of the Duke of Edinburgh, the queen's wife, is a heraldic lion topped with a crown.
It is interesting that all the technical staff who took part in the creation of the royal car Bentley, at the end of the work, were given special commemorative signs in a gift box, as well as photographs depicting this wonderful car.
Royal Bentley assembly badge
The approximate cost of one such car is estimated at 10 million pounds sterling. However, even such a high price and, it would seem, the highest quality, cannot fully insure the car against malfunctions. A curious case is known when, in January 2013, during the short trip of the Queen to Sandringham Palace after a service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, located less than a kilometer from the palace, the driver managed to start her beloved Bentley only on the seventh attempt in front of numerous onlookers.
By the way, the queen is driven by the main driver or his deputy. At the same time, there are no hierarchical differences among the royal chauffeurs, and they both wear the same uniform. It consists of a dark blue double-breasted jacket and trousers, as well as a cap decorated with a black ribbon and a silver cockade. On the buttons of the jacket there is an image of the crown of St. Edward. The brown leather chauffeur's gloves are a tribute to the tradition of royal carriage rides. The chief chauffeur's duties also include coordinating the duties of the garage staff in accordance with the schedule of Her Majesty's departures.
Royal Chauffeurs Uniform
It should be added that in addition to Daimler, Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, which have the status of State Cars, there are other cars in the Queen's garage that perform a less noticeable, but no less important job. For example, Ford and Vauxhall vehicles are commonly used to transport luggage. The Queen herself often drives Range Rover, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Volkswagen cars.
The Queen driving a Range Rover
It is known that Elizabeth II pays great attention to environmental protection. For this reason, in 2009In 1999, she ordered her Bentleys to be converted to biofuel. In addition, for the maintenance of Buckingham Palace, by order of Her Majesty, several Toyota Prius hybrid cars were purchased.
Other members of the royal family had their own "car" preferences. The Queen Mother, who lived for over 100 years, passed away in 2002, driving a chic Daimler DS420. Prince Charles often used cars from another famous British brand, Aston Martin, in his private life.
Aston Martin at wedding ceremony
The first car of this company - model DB6 MK2 - was presented to him by the Queen Mother for his 21st birthday. Later, Charles handed over this car to his eldest son, Prince William. At the wheel of this particular car, Prince William went to a wedding party with his young wife Kate Middleton after the completion of the official marriage ceremony.
Few people know that until recently, Queen Elizabeth herself could be seen driving a car. After all, even during the Second World War, Her Majesty joined the "Auxiliary Territorial Service" - women's self-defense units, where she was trained as an ambulance driver, receiving the military rank of lieutenant.
The Queen driving an ambulance
Most of the cars in the Royal fleet are not available for permanent viewing. However, in June 2012, as part of the celebration of the diamond (60th) anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II, a unique event took place on the territory of the Heritage Motor Center in the city of Gaydon. In total, for nine days, cars were exhibited there that served the royal family of Great Britain in different years.
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Horses of the Royal Stables By the duration of her reign and age, she is now the leader among the current monarchs of the world. And all this time it is accompanied by cars.They are stored and serviced in the same place as their predecessors - carriages and horses, in the royal stables right on the territory of Buckingham Palace. Cars settled there back in 1900, under Queen Victoria. If you remember that power is measured in horsepower, then the garage greatly increased the capacity of the stables.
The newest, at the moment, royal Bentley State Limousine engine develops at least 400 hp, and there are two such cars in the stables (except for the queen, no one drives them, but a backup car is needed), so only under their hoods is 800 horses. And there are other cars in the stables
In June 2020, the UK's top government limousine will celebrate its 20th anniversary. It was presented to the Queen by the British Society of Manufacturers and Traders of Motor Vehicles SMMT 20 years ago, when Her Majesty celebrated her fiftieth birthday.
The basis for the Bentley State Limousine was the Bentley Arnage, which was then mass-produced. The limousine is significantly longer and taller than the production model. The base increased by 728 mm made it possible to place a third row of seats. The high interior allows you to enter the car without bending, and entry and exit is facilitated by rear doors that open almost at a right angle and against the direction of travel - in 2002 it was the only modern car with such doors.
Above the rear of the body, the roof is transparent so that the queen and her companions can be seen from the side if they wish. Usually they are covered with removable panels and the car looks quite traditional. Since 1939, all royal cars have been ordered with such a transparent roof. Thus, they combine the comfort of a closed limousine and, if necessary, can provide a view of passengers at the level of a landole - a body with an opening rear.
Bentley State Limousine armored, but 6.75 liter engines from Arnage R develop power of at least 400 hp and provide good dynamics with a top speed of more than 200 km/h.
All cars for official travel of members of the royal family since 1914 have a special color - black top and Royal claret burgundy bottom. Claret, as Auto3N knows, is the name used in England for the red Bordeaux wines - once the name referred to the lightest and lightest of Bordeaux wines (in French they call Clairet), and then spread to darker ones.
The interior of the rear compartment is lined with blue gray wool fabrics, the driver's compartment with dark blue leather.
The monarch's cars do not have license plates - they are replaced by the coats of arms of the person who is currently in the car. In addition, during trips, a personal mascot of the queen is installed on the radiator - the figure of St. George, striking a snake with a spear.
How Rolls-Royce Became Royal
Two Rolls-Royce Phantom s also remain in the royal stables. It is thanks to Elizabeth II that we associate this brand with the royal court, but this was not always the case. The first royal car was Daimler with a 6 hp engine, bought in the middle of 1900 by the Prince of Wales, Edward, who in January 1901 became King Edward VII.
The car was English, not German. The right to use the Daimler brand and the license to manufacture Daimler engines in Britain and the Commonwealth countries was acquired in 1891 by entrepreneur Frederick Simms. In 1910 he sold the Daimler Motor Company to Birmingham Small Arms (BSA). In the same year, Edward VII died, but George V, who succeeded him, remained loyal to Daimler. Although Mercedes, Renault, and Columbia electric cars were bought for the needs of the royal family, only Daimler were official cars.
In 1931 BSA acquired another British company, Lanchester. A fan of cars of this brand was the father of Elizabeth, at that time still the Duke of York. In his private use were Lanchester - albeit made at the Daimler factory. But Daimler limousines and landoles remained the state cars of the royal family, and Lanchesters were not used for official ceremonies.
After the death of George VI, his daughters inherited several Daimlers, but already on April 19At 52, the Queen and her husband started using Rolls-Royce. Back in those days when she was the Duchess of York, her husband Philip ordered Rolls-Royce Phantom IV from the factory.Royce Phantom IV
Actually, thanks to him, Rolls-Royce resumed production of its largest and most expensive model - the Phantom III was discontinued in 1939. The dark green painted limousine was delivered to the customer in 1950. He received the LGO 10 badge. After Elizabeth became queen, she and her husband decided to continue using the Rolls-Royce Phantom IV. It was repainted black and burgundy and the numbers removed. At 1955 replaced the manual transmission with an automatic transmission. This car still remains in the royal stables, is fully operational and sometimes takes part in various events - for example, it was brought to Moscow in connection with the visit of Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Russia in 1994, along with the later Rolls-Royce Phantom V 1977 of the year.
There was also another Phantom IV in the royal stables, a 1954 landaulet, but in 2002 it was returned to the manufacturer. The fourth Phantom is the rarest of the Phantoms, with only 18 cars made in six years, all for heads of state and royalty.
The Queen used other Rolls-Royce Phantoms - and now two Phantom Vs from the early sixties are preserved in the royal stables, and two Phantom VI s are not only stored there, but also used for official purposes.Rolls-Royce Phantom VI limousines from 1986 (left) and 1978 (right) only in color and royal coats of arms.
Various Daimler models were also occasionally purchased for royal purposes and remain in the royal stables but are used for less formal occasions.
The Queen, her husband and other family members have repeatedly been photographed and cameramen with Land Rover , and Jaguar Land Rover is the only car manufacturer that has all three possible royal warrants: she is the purveyor to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.
Elizabeth first saw a Land Rover in 1948, when her father, George VI, was presented with the 100th Land Rover produced by Rover.
At that time it was the only serial SUV in Europe, except for the Soviet GAZ-67B . But the latter, for obvious reasons, was little known outside the USSR.
In 1951, Elizabeth represented the sick king at the ceremony of presenting a new flag to the Royal Air Force. There she went around the line, standing in the back of a Land Rover. In the same year, Land Rover received the first royal warrant - that is, it became the official car supplier for King George VI.1951 RAF parade, Elizabeth replacing her father. First official use of Land Rover as a royal vehicle.
The unpretentious Land Rover fits perfectly into the lifestyle in country castles, where representatives of the British aristocracy often spent time in the fresh air.Queen with Charles, Philip, and Anne during a visit to the Isles of Scilly in 1967 Daimler. 1958 Land Rover Series II 88 Royal Review Vehicle State II Heritage Motor Center
It was Land Rover who accompanied the Royal Couple on their journey through the Commonwealth after their coronation in 1953. It was a specially made Land Rover State Royal Review with a platform, on which the royal couple drove past the cheering subjects. It was also painted in royal color - burgundy. During the coronation tour, his mileage was about 70 thousand kilometers! Despite the fact that in some countries other machines were used.
Four of these cars were made, and since the eighties, more comfortable Range Rovers have been used as the basis for parade cars.
In total, since 1948, Elizabeth II owned about 30 Land Rover cars, Prince Philip used Land Rover Freelander for private trips - and even hit on such an accident at the age of 97 years.