A Chariot Fit for a Princess

aston martin imageWell, the Americans crazy enough to wake up at 4 am this morning watched the new Duchess climb into her chariot to make the ride from the church to the palace. We scrutinized the dress, the wedding party, and then, very recently—the car they drove away in. Prince Charles has owned the Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII (in Seychelles blue) since 1969, and the new Duke (Prince William) drove away in it with cans, balloons, and streamers hanging from the back.

The not-so-new happy couple is staying true to their country, we have to admit, with their choice in car, which will take them to Clarence House, their $76 million “starter home.” Though their lavish lifestyle may appear to have nothing to do with everyday American life (for most of us) there are lessons to be learned here about car loyalties. On a day that was a celebration of Britain, the vehicle choice followed suite. By staying loyal to one of their nation’s brands, they showed support for their domestic economy. The millions of Kate and Will t-shirts, cups, and British flags didn’t hurt either.

What if more Americans followed the Royalty’s example in buying domestically—think Ford, Chevrolet, and Chrysler. The stunning show of British patriotism on their special day made me want to go a little more all-American. Who’s with me?

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