The Queen Takes Delivery of £62,000 Golf Cart

The golf cart is made by Danish manufacturer, Garia, and features a number of high-quality extras

The Queen smiles
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The 95-year-old Monarch has reportedly been struggling with mobility issues and has been using a walking stick for the last six months. However, thanks to the arrival of the $80,000 golf cart, which we believe was delivered two weeks ago, the Queen will now be able to tour the grounds of Windsor Castle alongside her corgis.

Built by Garia, a Danish manufacturer of premium 'golf carts', as part of a 'tie-up' with Mercedes-Benz, the four-seater cart has a range of 50 miles before it needs recharging and can apparently reach speeds of 43mph.

The cart The Queen is using

The luxury golf cart from Garia, which features a number of high-quality on-board items.

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Considered the 'Rolls-Royce' of the golf cart world, The Queen is thought to have the 'Monaco' model from Garia's range of buggies, with an on-board mini fridge allowing for the storage of food and drinks.

It also features a 10.1inch tablet-style screen next to the steering wheel, offering maps and weather updates, as well as 'weather enclosure' doors, 14inch alloy wheels, drive mode selection, a lockable boot, Bluetooth speakers, a heated windscreen and cup holders.

The Queen looks at bowls

The Queen in March views a display of artefacts from Halcyon Days to commemorate the company's 70th anniversary in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle

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A source revealed to The Sun (opens in new tab) that the cart has been dubbed the 'Queen Mobile,' with the source revealing that: "She’s been through a lot of physical battles recently with Covid and her back sprain, which would take its toll on anyone — let alone someone who turns 96 next month.

"The cart is a new addition to the castle, and they all think it’s a great idea... it’s certainly fit for a Queen and hopefully it will help her fulfil her engagements.  Everyone wants her to carry on for as long as possible being seen by the public. I’m sure the Queen would rather walk to events and carry on as normal, but she is struggling at the moment."

Along with the addition of the new cart, The Queen, is reportedly on top form mentally, despite some "mobility issues". Robert Hardman, who is the author of a new book on the Queen's life, stated: "Mobility is something of an issue now." 

Speaking to GB news (opens in new tab) on Wednesday, Hardman, revealed she was in "very good spirits" amid recent reports that she is relying on a wheelchair. 

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.