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Supacat



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Fleet of cars shipped to Africa for Prince Harry and Meghanâ

Just a quick question ~ how much did this cost and who's budget did it come from?


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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fleet-o...-sxgj7sx65

"A fleet of cars has been shipped from Britain to South Africa for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ten-day tour because Buckingham Palace could not get hold of enough secure vehicles.

The cars included five Land Rover Discoverys as police back-up vehicles as well as the couple’s Range Rover, which they use at home.

Palace sources said that the cars for the trip were offered by Jaguar Land Rover and were transported at no cost to the taxpayer. Members of the royal family almost always use cars provided locally — typically vehicles used by the British ambassador or high commissioner. Other cars in the convoy are usually local police vehicles."

Oh ~ please pass along my congratulations to Sir Ralph on the "upgrade" to his knighthood. đź‘Ź

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/knight-...-3rkrv6pfj

"Not many overseas businessmen get “substantive” (as opposed to honorary) knighthoods and fewer still from the motor industry. Sir Ralf Speth, the Bavarian who runs Jaguar Land Rover, recently had his honorary knighthood converted to a substantive one.

Surely unrelated is the fleet of Land Rovers flown over to South Africa at the company’s expense to smooth the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s latest foreign tour (and equally nothing to do with the replacement Land Rover sent to Sandringham last winter after the Duke of Edinburgh rolled his)."

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Good investment by JLR. It was the Queen's association with the brand that launched the success of the RR.

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Please say you have some facts to back that up Shocked

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who cares really? 110 xs s/wagon
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As v8steve says. Who cares? Well no one would, if as a family they didn't keep banging the environmental / sustainability drum.

Now, they are probably bullet proof vehicles (which knowing South Africa is probably a good insurance) and that is why, I imagine, these vehicles are being used.

Obviously the environmentally friendly option would have not to have gone?

Before anyone hits me between the eyes, I am not a republican and I believe Wills Harry Kate and Meghan have a really important roll to play and my opinions of the tabloid lowlife journalists is at an all time low. But they also need smell the coffee (fair trade coffee, obviously), as a family, the Royals are a little bit carbon hungry Whistle

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ignoring the carbon issue, very good product placement for JLR, there was a vehicle in almost every tv interview and report.

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Prince Harry would have had more environmental cred if he had had a Jaguar IPace to show off in South Africa - way faster off the mark than even a supercharged FFRR in the event of a quick get away being needed. Maybe he has an armoured SVA though....... and IPace isn’t yet available weighing 3.5t Epsom Green Tdi300 County Hard Top converted into a Station Wagon
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Usually I would (jokingly) say "off with their heads" or (not jokingly) "give us our land back you thieving parasites" but I'm starting to like Harry and Meghan, if only because everyone else has it in for them.

As for Sir Ralph, well that's how our 'honours' system works for business people and politicians. You donate a large sum of money/equivalent in freebees and/or go to a Public school and you get an honour in return.

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v8steve wrote:
who cares really?

How about Greta Thunberg? Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

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JLR have broke a lot of their faithful off in great numbers. I can’t see JLR costing up to Royalty etc is going to improve things. They always have been closely aligned yes, but their just reducing their customer base further and further into the exclusive like Aston & Morgan etc. That’s all very well but in the long run the popularity and numbers will just plummet. With a smaller and smaller share there is then a lot more vulnerability to market shocks and failing.

I was interested to see MG advertising and see their new car lately. I thought they had all but disappeared along with Rover. Off Topic Made In GB. 🇬🇧

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williamthedog wrote:
v8steve wrote:
who cares really?

How about Greta Thunberg? Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


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custom90steve wrote:
I was interested to see MG advertising and see their new car lately. I thought they had all but disappeared along with Rover. Off Topic


MG has disappeared, it’s now a Chinese made car that is built in China and shipped to the UK minus the engine which is also shipped in from China , unpacked from a shipping crate in the UK and lovingly bolted into the engine bay in this country by a dozen engineers in the Midlands Epsom Green Tdi300 County Hard Top converted into a Station Wagon
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ericvv wrote:
williamthedog wrote:
v8steve wrote:
who cares really?

How about Greta Thunberg? Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


Here she is ....

She needs a good slap sailing about in a carbon fibre yacht with a Dinosaur bone burning engine as back up and a good steak to put some meat on her.

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