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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Drove a Vintage Jaguar to Their Wedding Reception

It was first produced in 1968 and has been converted to run on electric power.
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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the luncheon after their wedding at Windsor Castle, the newlyweds hopped into a snazzy vintage Jaguar that looked straight out of a James Bond movie.


Looking like James Bond himself, Prince Harry helps his new bride into the Jaguar before the drive to Frogmore House.

The silver blue Jaguar E-Type was first manufactured in 1968, but last year Jaguar Land Rover revealed it had electrified the vehicle to create what it called the E-Type Concept Zero, a zero-emissions version of what Enzo Ferrari once dubbed “the most beautiful car in the world.”

The electric model is quicker than the original E-Type—going from 0 10 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) takes just 5.5 seconds, about one second faster than a Series 1 E-Type.


The car's license plate is today's date.

There's no denying that the car is perfect for an elegant wedding, and when Pippa Middleton married James Matthews last year, the couple drove off in a 1961 E-Type that is reportedly the oldest in the world.


Pippa Middleton and James Matthews drove off from their nuptials in a 1961 Jaguar E-type.

When Prince Harry's older brother wed Pippa's older sister in 2011, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Buckingham Palace in a vintage vehicle that belonged to Prince Charles. USA Today reports that the 1969 Aston Martin DB6 MK2 Volante was a gift from the Queen and Prince Philip for his 21st birthday.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Buckingham Palace after their 2011 wedding in Prince Charles's vintage Aston Martin.

Whether the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex get to keep the Concept Zero remains to be seen, but here's a sweet suggestion that it's theirs for good—its license plate features today's date, which will, of course, be the date of their anniversary in the future.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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