• Apr 8th 2011 at 7:59AM
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A Lexus LS600h for Prince Albert II of Monaco – Click above for high-res image

The BMW M3 Royal Edition may have been an April Fool's Day hoax – the British royal couple will use a variety of coaches to travel between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey for the ceremony – but the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom isn't the only prince getting married. So is Prince Albert II of Monaco – ruling monarch of the Mediterranean enclave – and for his wedding he's gone a different route.

At the July 2nd wedding to Miss Charlene Wittstock, the royal couple will be riding in a specially-prepared Lexus LS600h, complete with integrated flashing lights, the royal insignia and the prized "MC 01" license plate. The hybrid luxury sedan is particularly well suited to the task as it can parade around on pure electric mode. In the process, Lexus has become official supplier to His Serene Highness and his principality. Follow the jump for the press release.

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Lexus becomes Official Supplier to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince of Monaco


Confirming his commitment for more environmentally friendly solutions, His Serene Highness has decided to use a Lexus hybrid car at the occasion of his marriage to Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday 2nd July 2011.

His Serene Highness takes a keen interest in encouraging innovative solutions for environmental protection and sustainable development around the world, founding the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2006. His Foundation supports more than 150 projects monitoring environmental evolution and protecting species endangered by climate change. It also provides assistance in water management in developing regions.

More recently, His Serene Highness has defined the Principality's strategic direction in terms of sustainable mobility and asked his government to develop a plan putting a clear focus on mobility means with lower environmental impact. This plan will be deployed over the next decade.

With its pioneering state-of-the-art full hybrid technology delivering class-leading CO2 efficiency and environmental performances, Lexus is pleased to contribute to the objectives defined by His Serene Highness and to help the Principality of Monaco to become an international reference in terms of sustainable mobility.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Agent009 just crapped his pants.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is good publicity for Lexus. Those German boys' lives just got harder.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unintended acceleration could falsly be interpreted in Monaco as eloping if these so called "royals" are using this vehicle for their wedding.
      What a joke, what a degradation for Europe to have one of their" royals" use this vehicle for their wedding for a few million yens that toyota is probably paying them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No royalty would sit in this car, especially in public, especially at an event like a royal wedding without being bribed!!! (actually nobody with a minimal sense of self respect would sit in a lexus...)
        The lexus owners will have another false perception added to their already exaggeratedly "make believe" world about this car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Get with the program you're old news, where you been? under Grouch's can?

        BTW, that is a nice car didn't they get the long wheel based version?(read on some other site)
      • 4 Years Ago
      sweet name there prince
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lexus is moving up in the world. I would have thought royalty would be riding around in something more traditional, and twice as expensive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome car.

      The LS600HL is one of the best cars ever made. Congrats Lexus keep on making quality automobiles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I understand that the car pictured is already part of the Prince's fleet. It's an un-facelifted example. If an LSh is being commissioned I'd expect it to have the facelift revisions. A superb choice regardless.
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