Prince William pinched his dad’s classic Aston Martin for a quick spin around The Mall with his new bride.
The newlyweds delighted the thousands of well-wishers still lining the route between Buckingham Palace and Clarence House with their surprise appearance.
The blue convertible Aston Martin, owned by Prince Charles, even had the number plate ‘Ju5t wed’, an L-plate on the front and was decorated with red, white and blue ribbon and balloons tied to the back.
Best man Prince Harry and other family and friends were behind the traditional prank. Prince Charles has owned the car since 1969 and the eco-minded Prince has had it converted to run on WINE. It was a gift to the Prince from the Queen in 1969 for his 21st birthday.
A St James’s Palace spokeswoman said: “The Prince of Wales was more than happy to loan the car to the couple for this special journey.”
William and Kate soaked up the atmosphere with a slow drive down The Mall. (The Mirror)