Did you know that the Queen Of England is the only person in the United Kingdom that can drive a car without a license (or plate number in her Bentley State limousine ) and travel overseas without passport?
And the reason is that the driving license,plate number and traveling passports are all issued in her name,so it is not necessary for Her Majesty to own them.
At 92 years,the energetic and confident Queen still drive herself in her other cars (that are over a hundred in the royal garage ) when she’s not been ferried in her ₦4.6 billion Bentley State limousine .
She developed her love for driving during the Second World War when she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territory as a driver and mechanic.
Yes,the then-18 year old princess was still useful to her country despite being from the Royal family. She could change tyres, rebuild engines, drive military trucks and ambulances.
She once took the former Saudi Crown Prince (later King) Abdullah on a drive in Balmoral, despite the fact that women were not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia then.
Former British ambassador to Saudi, Sherard Cowper-Coles,revealed in his memoir :Ever the Diplomat,that:
“[King Abdullah’s] nervousness only increased as the Queen, an Army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. Through his interpreter, the Crown Prince implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead.”
I think her favorite car is the British-made Range Rover. She has been spotted several times driving the ever rugged SUV .She is also a fan of Bentleys,Land Rovers and Jaguars :All British-made
The pics (above and below) are some of the many times she’s been spotted driving herself with and without anyone in the car
Driving her kids, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, around at Windsor,in 1957
Behind the wheel of a 4 wheel-drive Land Rover in 1992
With Kate Middletons in Her Range Rover
In 2017, she was photographed behind the wheel of a Jaguar while driving from a Church service .