- Jul 2, 2012
Are those BMWs leading the procession?
No Brits available?
No Brits available?
Some History of the British Monarchy and German ancestorsI have to say I was rather annoyed to see the hearse used in Scotland for her majesty was a Mercedes. I have nothing against the Germans, but what a bloody disgrace! A least once in England the hearse was a Jaguar.
It does seem to be a thing in Britain though. When British Airways was called BOAC someone suggested it stood for the Boeing only airways corporation, as they didn't choose perfectly good British aeroplanes.
Thank you for the history lesson, but I am well aware of the German connection. The point I was making was that the British head of state, who was also born here, as was her father & grandfather, should be taken to her final resting place in a British made hearse. I really can't imagine the German chancellor being taken off in anything other than a German vehicle.Some History of the British Monarchy and German ancestors
On June 19, 1917, during the third year of World War I, Britain's King George V orders the British royal family to dispense with the use of German titles and surnames, changing the surname of his own family, the decidedly Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, to Windsor.
I doubt that she specified BMW motorcycles to lead her last parade.Does it really matter what hearse or bikes that the escorts are riding, she is dead and won't know, I watched the funeral right through and think it was a worthy procession for such a wonderful Queen, really you Brits always have something to complain or whing about, and the Queen did plan what she wanted to happen, so she did have some say in the proceedings as her funeral has been planned for a long time.
And guess where a lot of the 'British' workforce come from??Jaguar was bought by Ford (American) in 1990 and then by TATA (Indian) in 2008.
So, although Jaguars are made in England are they really British ?
Nissan made cars in Sunderland (NE England), perhaps they should make hearses
so they could be British hearses ?