The Queen, 95, is getting a £62,000 golf buggy delivered filled with gimmicks to help her get around
THE Queen has received a £62,000 golf buggy to help her get around.
The packed four-seater is equipped with all-weather covers, fridge and infotainment screen.
Your Majesty95, got it two weeks ago and helpers have already taken her to her private grounds of Windsor Castle.
A source said: “She’s been struggling with stiffness in her legs recently so the car is perfect.”
The Queen gifted her corgis a spin around Windsor Castle within days of receiving their deluxe golf buggy.
Flunkeys has placed their beloved pets next to them in the four seater for a quick tour.
The 43-mile electric car, dubbed the Queen Mobile, was set up to shuttle her around her Berkshire home after months of suffering medical troubles.
She has been seen Using a cane in the past six months and has installed an elevator in Balmoral.
Last month she told a visitor to Windsor Castle: “As you can see, I can’t move.”
And this month The Sun on Sunday revealed she hasn’t been able to walk with the corgis since October.
A Windsor Castle source said: “The car has arrived in the last two weeks. You and your helpers have already used it.
“Last week she took the dogs in it on a tour of the private property.
“Her Majesty is struggling with stiffness in her legs so the trolley is a perfect way to move her around. She’s been through many physical struggles lately with Covid and her back sprain which would take its toll on anyone – let alone someone who turns 96 next month.
The vehicle is said to “put many passenger cars in the shade”.
It was built by the Danish company Garia as part of a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. In addition to the top speed of 43 mph, it has a range of 50 miles before its lithium battery needs recharging.
Her Majesty and her dogs can recline comfortably in the four brown leather seats and chill treats in their refrigerator.
A 10.1-inch tablet-style screen next to the steering wheel offers climate updates and maps.
And “weatherproof” doors and windows allow year-round use.
The buggy also features headlights, 14-inch alloy wheels, a lockable trunk, heated windscreen – plus cup holders, drive mode selection and Bluetooth speakers.
Customers can further customize it with extras from the car modification company Mansory, famous for their work with Bentley and Rolls-Royce.
A source added: “The cart is a new addition to the castle and they all think it’s a great idea. It is certainly fit for a queen and will hopefully help her fulfill her obligations.
“Everyone wants her to be seen by the public for as long as possible.
“I’m sure the Queen would rather go to the events and carry on as normal, but she’s struggling at the moment.
“Her mind is still razor sharp and she has no intention of stepping down.”
The Queen was pictured with her cane in the castle’s drawing room on Wednesday as she viewed artefacts celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Halcyon Days company.
She hopes to attend the memorial service for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday — although there’s no suggestion she’ll have the buggy there.
Your Majesty spent one night in the hospital in October and the doctors ordered her to rest.
She missed a two-day visit to Northern Ireland earlier this month, and the Cop26 climate summit on 11/1
The Queen was pulled from Memorial Sunday service less than two hours earlier with a back sprain.
And as a precautionary measure after her Covid battle, she did not go to a Commonwealth Day service earlier this month.
But she is said not to want to resort to a wheelchair as she has been “haunted” by pictures of her sister Princess Margaret in one.
Her mother – Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother – was driven to events by a liveried chauffeur in a golf buggy for the last few years before her death at the age of 101.
Prince Philip is also said to have used a buggy at times.
Garia is considered the Rolls-Royce of the golf cart world.
One reviewer said his Monaco model – the one the Queen is believed to have – “dwarfs many passenger cars with its leather, wood and carbon fiber interiors”.
She’s still following in Mom’s footsteps
THE Queen Mother began using a golf cart to get around in 1998, at a similar age to her daughter now.
She had undergone two hip surgeries.
The “Queen Mum Mobile” was used frequently at horse races and the Chelsea Flower Show. Their chauffeur-driven vehicle, manufactured by EZ-GO, was powered by a 36-volt electric motor and had a top speed of 20 km/h.
It is now on display where she has used it most – at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
It is in her racing colors, striped in gold and light blue, and decorated with her royal seal.
The Queen Mum died in 2002 at the age of 101.
buggy to freedom
By Matt Wilkinson
It’s fantastic that the Queen is once again using a golf cart to get around.
Her Majesty feels a huge obligation to the public – so it must be really difficult for her to be stuck indoors, especially in the year of her platinum anniversary.
But this vehicle will allow her to go out and possibly show up at engagements in comfort.
It also brings back memories of the Queen Mother, who in her later years used a float so she could perform at events like the Chelsea Flower Show.
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