Following the arrival of Prince William and Kate’s third bouncing baby royal (a little brother to George and Charlotte), and the news suggesting they have upgraded their car to a very practical (but eye-wateringly expensive) seven-seater Land Rover Discovery, the team at Oodle thought it prudent to propose a few alternatives for our future King.
1. The Vintage Volvo
Roomy enough for the nanny and the family’s personal protection officers, this robust, family-favourite was once compared – by Jeremy Clarkson, no less – to the burly former fast-bowler, Angus Fraser. Just like the aforementioned cricketer, this understated, reliable and extremely effective vehicle became something of an icon during the 1990s. With a big boot and ample room for the kids, this car is tailor made for those long journeys north to Balmoral Castle to visit granny and grandpa.
2. The Mercedes G-Wagen
It’s got bags of space, but the real selling point is that Wills will look more Dr Dre then Prince Charming is this stylish motor. The G-Unit – or just G if you like – is simply dripping with bling. The Mercedes G Wagen is the vehicle of choice for the modern glitterati, and with prices starting at £88,800 new it costs more than an average sports car from Porsche or Jaguar. It’s definitely a second hand favourite! Famous owners include the Kardashian sisters, Myleene Klass and Queen Rania of Jordan.
3. Citroën Grand C4 Picasso
The Telegraph’s review of this elegant seven-seater declared that “unusual thinking is evident throughout the Grand C4 Picasso, from the ingenious way its seats fold to the distinctive front-end styling.” The car which has since been rebranded the C4 SpaceTourer, with its offbeat contours, could inspire some avant-garde thinking in our future King. The largest in the French car manufacturer’s MPV range, the Citroën Grand C4 doesn’t forsake style in favour of practicality; it’s still a handsome car by anyone’s measure. Even though Prince William conceded his new son provided “thrice the worry now”, this nifty family car should ease his troubles.
4. Ford S-Max
The Ford S-Max might not be the sexiest sell, but it could be judged as the more practical choice. With no leather trim to worry about soiling during an impromptu nappy-change, this is one of the UK’s most popular cars and is also the archetypal (Royal) family wagon in our eyes. Whilst the tight confines in the back might result in the odd sibling barney, it’s affordable, economically friendly and also one of the safest family cars on the road. The taxpayer could rest assured their money will have been spent sparingly on a car that keeps our precious Prince and Princesses perfectly protected.
5. Audi Q7
Favoured by the likes of singer Justin Timberlake and Zoolander himself, Ben Stiller, if Wills and Kate wanted to join the Hollywood elite and pack in the nappies, they could do a lot worse. Better still, Audi have a long history of helping the royals – they have been chauffeuring them to the ballet for over a decade.
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