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William drives bride in dad's Aston Martin (copyright image) (copyright image)

Note the "fun" number plate on the rear of the car!

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by Stephen Walker

30th April, 2011

Prince William married Catherine Middleton in London (England) yesterday (local time). Following the wedding, the titles of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was conferred on the couple by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A reception at Buckingham Palace took place later in the day.

Following the reception, the groom drove his bride in one of his father's car. The Prince of Wales' Aston Martin DB6 Volante Mk II convertible displayed an "L" plate upfront. The Duke's brother, Prince Harry, is thought to be behind the decoration of the car.

The massive crowd of well-wishers assembled around Buckingham Palace was treated to an impromptu viewing of the couple as they unexpected drove from the Palace to Clarence House. Although the drive was only a 'short' 300 metres (approximately), it was a major thrill for the enthusiastic assembly.

The Aston Martin DB6 was a 21st birthday gift from The Queen to her eldest son, heir apparent to the throne, Prince Charles (the Prince of Wales) in 1969. Interestingly, in June 2008, at the specific request of The Prince of Wales, who is keen that his cars should be run on sustainable fuel, the Aston Martin was converted to run on E85 bioethanol, made from the waste of local produce.

Additionally, Prince Charles has other cars, including a Range Rover and several Jaguars, that 'run' on ethanol fuel.


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