Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the royal knot in a little over a week. We're thrilled for the famous couple, but we actually care more about what car they're going to drive in after they get through the litany of tasks and rituals that come with being part of the royal family.
For the first time in history, a royal will marry an American while still in good standing (you may not remember that back in 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson). While that may be monumental in terms of the history books, could Harry and Meghan actually break from royal tradition and drive something made in the good
Cars selected for the royal wedding, including the limousines that transport the bride and her father to the grand nuptials, have pretty much always been British, so there's history there. The choices would then be Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, MG (unlikely), a vintage Austin Healey (they're no longer made), Jaguar/Land Rover, Bentley, Lotus, or even a MINI. Some are far less likely than others because they wouldn't be appropriate for the regal event.
Tradition, of course, is important, but Harry and Meghan are a bit unconventional for a royal couple, so breaking from tradition in terms of the car driven might not be seen as all that radical. Harry has seen his fair share of mild scandals in the past, including a naked game of billiards in Las Vegas back in 2012. Meghan hasn't been totally innocent, either, with recently surfaced nude photos.
So, does that mean that they'll burn rubber out of the ceremony in a Ford Bullitt Mustang? No, but something slightly different might not be frowned upon, even if the wedding will cost an estimated $45 million. Yikes.
There's been no word on what the final candidates might be. We're guessing they won't drive the same Aston that big brother William helmed at his wedding, so it's up in the air right now. The royal family has changed tremendously over the past couple of decades, and it's probably time for even just a little bit more change, even if it's done symbolically through the choice of a wedding car.
Whatever car they choose, Harry and Meghan's big day will probably not be nearly as crazy as this: