Buckingham, and make it snappy!
Prince Charles got behind the wheel of a black cab this morning during his recent visit to a Coventry manufacturing plant. But this wasn’t any ol’ taxi: The London cab (which is typically black, unlike the yellow, white or green American counterparts) is eco-friendly and completely electric.
The Prince of Wales, 70, got in the front seat of the car, called a TX eCity (which was released last year) during his city tour of Coventry, located in central England. The cab was part of a display honoring 70 years of taxi production at the London EV Company Ltd., which has built every London cab for the past seven decades, according to The Daily Mail.
Prince Charles took the wheel with a look of pure joy on his face, and seems like this driving fascination certainly runs in the family. Just recently, his father Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a nonfatal car accident outside of the royals’ Sandringham estate. Queen Elizabeth didn’t comment publicly on the matter, though her choice words in an old letter written to royal historian Betty Shew hint at how she probably feels.
Hey, maybe Charles should play cabbie for his father, after all… (We’d tip quite well if you got us to the palace on time, Your Highness.)