Queen Elizabeth was famous for many things that showed her identity. Her hats, bags, horses, and love for cars — among others.
Before becoming Queen, the British monarch was a truck driver in the Auxiliary Territorial Service During World War II, In healthy times, she was known for getting behind the wheel of her Land Rover SUV and going for a spin on one of the royal properties.
British car maker He saluted the Queen in a tweet on Thursday, saying: “Her Majesty the Queen’s passing has left everyone at Jaguar Land Rover extremely sad, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.”
Land Rover celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee in June by giving it a new car, but it wasn’t for her to drive.
The British car maker has donated one of the Defender 130 SUV’s The Queen may give it to the British Red Cross of which she was patron.
At the 2021 funeral for the Queen’s husband Prince Philip, his coffin was carried to St George’s Chapel on the Land Rover he helped design.
Land Rover has a long relationship with the House of Windsor and is a holder of a Royal Order, which allows it to be advertised as a supplier of goods to the family.
The Queen was known as a car enthusiast. Her Majesty’s impressive collection of government and personal vehicles includes several Rolls Royce Phantoms, a Bentley State Limousine, a Land Rover 1 Series (1953), a Land Rover Defender (2002) and a Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid Landaulet – among many other classics.
FOX News’ Gary Gastello contributed to this report.
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