Prince William and his new bride, Catherine, have left Buckingham Palace for the short drive to Clarence House in an Aston Martin bedecked with joke wedding regalia.
The Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton has acquired yet another enduring image that proves that they are a very modern and fun young couple. There was much excited anticipation about how the newlyweds would travel from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House. It had been hinted it would be something special but my jaw was on the floor seeing just how special their exit was. No-one had predicted such a fun, romantic and somehow very down-to-earth way for the couple to exit Buckingham Palace on the way to their reception.
Prince William himself drove Catherine in his father’s vintage dark blue Aston Martin. The classic car was a 21st birthday present from the Queen and it has been converted to run on 100 per cent bioethanol fuel distilled from surplus British wine. It had been polished to within an inch of its life and specially bedecked for the special occasion and Catherine and William still wore their wedding outfits.
Today, someone had had some fun, decking out the car with heart-shaped balloons, ribbons and streamers. On the back were learner driver plates.
The couple were unusually alone in the open car, which is unheard of in public appearances. If it wasn’t for the Royal Protection officers driving in another car close behind, they could have been any other happy young newlyweds.