How the Queen Rolls

Wrote this post about a year ago, and running it again because now it’s time for another annoying display of royal indifference:

And believe it or not, it’s not in a Rolls.

My interest in the Royal Wedding Diamond Jubilee is limited, so of course I wanted a car or cooking angle. Elizabeth II rides around in a heavily-modified Bentley, the donor chassis probably related to a Bentley Arnage. HRH likes a royal purple exterior and cloth seats, so that’s what the car has. Note also the high roofline and large windows – the Queen is an expensive indulgence, so the Brits should be able to see her as she passes by.  More on the car here.

7 comments:

12:38 pm • Sunday • June 3, 2012

And follow @Queen_UK on twitter – very funny.

1:20 pm • Sunday • June 3, 2012

@blogenfreude: Bentley has released an over-the-top limited edition Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee available to the “public.” It even comes with Diamond Jubilee throw pillows(!). Only 60 will be built in reference to each decade.

1:37 pm • Sunday • June 3, 2012

Imagine all the great Diamond Jubilee swag they’ll be practically giving away in about three months. Maybe they’ll throw in the Bentley too, before it all ends up in the refuse heap.

1:42 pm • Sunday • June 3, 2012

@¡Andrew!: How did I, someone who has transmission fluid in his veins, miss this?

7:17 pm • Tuesday • June 5, 2012

Jubilee. When slaves become free. Or when Limeys get shitfaced and puke the length of Sloane Street. So Londoners get this wankfest PLUS the Olympics all in one year? No wonder the hotels all tripled their rates last year. Is there honey still for tea? Shove it up your ass.

Is that not a Rolls Bentley? Also known as a Princess Who Gives a Fuck Pass the Vodka My Husband Is a Homo?

You know the visceral sense of loathing you get when watching George Wallace standing before black children at the gates of that school? You know how that makes you feel? Transfer to QE2 and the roils. A bunch of feckless yahoos that make Rmoney spawn look like SPLC.

As QE2 said when shown Big Ben renamed as the Elizabeth Tower: Gosh! It’s almost as big as Phillip’s! But nothing like as hard.

7:51 pm • Tuesday • June 5, 2012

@Benedick: Phillip was hospitalized with a sore dick for part of the Jubilee.

8:53 pm • Tuesday • June 5, 2012

@Benedick: What stupid thing did Phillip say when he toured a factory?

While looking at electrical equipment, the prince said its crude appearance seemed as if it was “installed by an Indian.”

Other gems:

[D]uring a 1986 tour of China, Philip called Beijing “ghastly” and in 2000, he remarked that a deaf person in Wales likely got that way by standing too close to loud music.

To a British student in China: “If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes.”

To a British student in Papua New Guinea: “You managed not to get eaten then?”

To a British tourist in Hungary: “You can’t have been here that long — you haven’t got a pot belly.”

To a Scottish driving instructor: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”

To Australian Aborigines: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

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