• Apr 29, 2011
Prince William and Kate Middleton leave Royal Wedding in Aston Martin – Click above for high-res image gallery

Kings and princes aren't generally in the business of driving themselves... well, anywhere. More often than not, such dignitaries can be found ensconced in the lap of luxury known to us mere mortals (or at least non Royals) as The Back Seat. Then again, it's not every day that a prince finds himself a brand new princess to call his very own, as is the case with the newly crowned Duchess of Cambridge.

And so it's refreshing to see Prince William drive himself and his bride around London following the Royal Wedding in front of a massive swarm of onlookers. The best part, though, is that the Royal Couple chose to drive away in a perfectly appropriate Aston Martin. Not just any Aston Martin – this Seychelles Blue DB6 MKII Volante actually belongs to William's dad, Prince Charles, and was gifted to him by his mother (that'd be The Queen, naturally) in 1969 on Charles' 21st birthday.

A few details worthy of note: This droptop DB6 has been converted to run on Royal Grapes. Well, sort of. Aston Martin retrofitted this car's engine with a kit that allows it to run on alcohol fuel, which is created using grapes grown on a vineyard owned by the Royal Family. So it's green... -ish: it can only manage about eight miles per gallon. Also, take a gander at the big L on the front of the car. That stands for Learner; apparently even for Royal Learners. Also, the rear plate is a special one: JU5T WED. Clever.

And finally, are you wondering what William and Kate actually choose to drive when nobody else is looking? William reportedly owns an Audi S4, and Kate drives an Audi A3 hatchback.

Check out our high-res image gallery of the Royal Lovebirds in the Aston Martin DB6 Volante below, and feel free to check out video of the event after the break.



[Images: Getty]



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      Red Ramo
      • 3 Years Ago
      this was by far the best modern wedding ever, Good Luck to William and Kate
      RoyalDonuts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad he didn't start doing some donuts, to add some much needed class to the event.
      Al Buckfutter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Someone's definitely getting some royal snatch tonight.
        dukeisduke
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Al Buckfutter
        Like Dennis Miller said, "There's another tower in the castle tonight!"
      iApache
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who gets the Aston Martin after the divorce... I kid.. i kid... the Royals are an upstanding family... that would never happen.
      Mikey
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought the L (learner's) placard on the front was a bit tongue in cheek. Notice it's attached with little hearts. I took it to mean they're learning to be married. Am I wrong? Does he really have it because he's a learner?
      purplewonagain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Classy choice.
      Tony Fitts
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you will look closely, you will see that the "L" placard is decorated with little hearts. I'm pretty sure it's some sort of royal joke, with the "L" standing for Love. Also, according to Vanity Fair, William also rides a Ducati ...
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very cool Aston. Too bad he didn't do a gnarly burnout, or some donuts.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      He is a helicopter pilot but still have to drive around with a learners permit? Haha that's ironic. Good choice of wheels ans woman there William.
      asssvvvvxc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Best part of the wedding, the royal couple cruising in a Aston Martin DB6
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Samurai Jack
        • 3 Years Ago
        This isn't about them, it's about the car. You don't get to see cherry DB6's every day.
        James Mapes
        • 3 Years Ago
        So if you could care less then that means you care, even if it is just a bit.
          h4ldol
          • 3 Years Ago
          @James Mapes
          lol, I think he meant to say that he "could *not* care less"...
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Easy_Eight
        • 3 Years Ago
        "go back to the royals in 100 years" Where on earth did you read that?
          mandbwolverine
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Easy_Eight
          No citizen owns property in the UK – it all belongs to the King or Queen of England. That's why they're the wealthiest land owners in the world.
          MachDelta
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Easy_Eight
          mandbwolverine, by that same logic, no one owns land in the US because it all belongs to it's respective State.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's tradition that represents a part of their rich history and identity. For those reasons, I agree with MachDelta in that they contribute to charity and tourism as well.
        Saint Sinner
        • 3 Years Ago
        Versailles Palace sucks there is not bathrooms you do your business on stairs.
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