New royal couple take dad’s vintage Aston-Martin for a spin

Michael James

In addition to inheriting his father’s appreciation for captivating women, Prince William also apparently shares family’s interest in vintage automobiles, like the Aston Martin DB6 his father owns.

After his pending bride Kate Middleton arrived for the Royal Wedding in her future grandmother’s 1977 Rolls-Royce, her husband took her for a spin after the couple’s wedding reception and to the greetings of well-wishers in a pristine Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII.

The Seychelles blue convertible has been owned by his father, HRH The Prince of Wales, since 1969.New royal couple take dad's vintage Aston-Martin for a spin 1

The pictures included in this post don’t represent the Royal Family’s car, but are the same vintage, with the exception left versus right-hand drive.

Reuters, the international news service, has posted a detailed story about the newly married couple’s drive in the Aston Martin as well as 10 images.

Aston-Martin, of course, gained international acclaim in James Bond movies and Reuters used the reference from one of the British spy movie titles “License to Kill” in its clever headline on its story: “License to thrill drive for newly wed royal couple.”

A royal official said the car was converted to run on E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage.

To read the full article and to view images of the newly married couple in the Aston-Martin, visit: License to Thrill


Article Last Updated: August 7, 2013.

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