Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Aston Martin wedding car ran on wine and cheese

Prince Charles drives his vintage Aston Martin in Wales

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The royal couple drove from their reception at Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in the iconic British car just hours after saying their vows. The car was decorated with red, white and blue bows while balloons with the couple’s initials were also attached.

An ‘L’ plate decorated with a range of love hearts was also attached to the front radiator grille.

The car’s rear number plate featured a specially designed “Just wed” phrase to celebrate the big day.

The Aston Martin is owned by The Duke of Cambridge’s father, Prince Charles, who got the car as a gift from the Queen on his 21st birthday.

Prince Charles has a personal interest in Aston Martin’s and has been a member of the official owners club since 1973.

The Prince has previously said the brand was one of the “great cars” and was always the vehicle he wanted to have.

The Prince of Wales has previously admitted he enlisted the help of Formula One champion Graham Hill to teach him the ropes.

The F1 star took the Prince to the Thruxton Curcuit in Hampshire where he demonstrated how to handle the plucky convertible at speed.

However, the car’s uniqueness is not in its design but in the enhancements conducted by the Prince of Wales under his ownership.

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In line with his interests in sustainability and helping the environment, the car was fully transformed to run on clean biofuel in 2008.

Instead of fuel, the model is run on a combination of wine unsuitable to human consumption and whey – a byproduct of cheese.

According to Aston Martin, the fuel is blended as “E85, with just 15 percent of the prodigy containing traditional unleaded petrol”.

The brand claims the cars higher octane levels will also ensure the model is more powerful than standard machines.

Speaking to Aston Martin Magazine, the Prince has previously revealed his determination to get the model to run on cleaner fuels.

He said: “It was difficult. I even tried to get the Royal Train to run on old chip fat.

“It seemed that other countries were way ahead of us on alternative fuel.

“But we then discovered a splendid company near here that specialises in turning waste products into fuels.”

In a recent documentary filmed to mark his 70th birthday, the Prince added how the car smells delicious” when on the road.

He said: “The engineers at Aston said, ‘Oh, it’ll ruin the whole thing.’

“I said, ‘Well I won’t drive it then’, so they got on with it and now they admit that it runs better and is more powerful on that fuel than it is on petrol.

“And also, it smells delicious as you’re driving along.”

The car has been used on a range of royal engagements including the Prince of Wales’s visit to Aston Martin’s factory last year.

A replica model even featured in Series 4 of The Crown when Prince Charles is reunited with Diana Spencer.

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