Lost in the terrible stagecraft of Prince Andrew escorting Queen Elizabeth down the aisle of Westminster Abbey was the fact that, despite her well-documented mobility issues, the Queen was able to walk with a cane and her son’s support pretty well. It made me wonder if Tuesday was just a “good day” for her mobility. In any case, I do believe that the Queen does have big mobility issues despite her strong appearance, and I also believe she feels she shouldn’t be seen using a wheelchair. So, apparently the solution is that she’s puttering around Windsor Castle in a fancy golf cart.
Queen Elizabeth reportedly has a new ride! The monarch, 95, has received a top-of-the-line golf cart to help her around, according to reports. The luxury vehicle was reportedly designed by Danish manufacturer Garia in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz.
Queen Elizabeth obtained the golf cart about two weeks ago, according to the Daily Mail. The battery-powered vehicle can reportedly travel up to 43 mph and can go 50 miles before requiring a recharge and features four brown-leather reclining seats, per The Sun. The special new cart also supposedly comes with 14-inch alloy wheels, a heated windshield, “weather enclosure” doors, cup holders, a mini-fridge, Bluetooth speakers, and a 10.1-inch screen next to the steering wheel.
A source told The Sun earlier this week that “the cart is perfect” for Queen Elizabeth, who they said has “battled stiffness in her legs recently.”
“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 source said, later adding that everyone believes the cart is “a great idea.”
“It’s certainly fit for a Queen and hopefully it will help her fulfill her engagements,” the insider added. “Everyone wants her to carry on for as long as possible being seen by the public.”
You know… scooters are also a thing? It feels strange that wheelchairs are apparently a no-go, and scooters are apparently déclassé, yet the Queen will zip around in a golf cart inside Windsor Castle? Will she turn up to events within the castle on her golf cart? I mean, I guess she can if she wants to, she’s the Queen. It’s just a funny image to me. It feels less “dignified” then if they just got her some kind of gold-plated, bejeweled motorized wheelchair. It also feels kind of dangerous to allow the Queen to hop into a golf cart, however fancy, and rip through the castle.
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