The Queen, 95, received the £62,000 buggy full of gadgets two weeks ago and has already filmed it at her private estate in Windsor Castle
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The Queen drives a £62,000 deluxe golf cart around her castle as she continues to battle stiffness in her legs, aides say.
Her Majesty, 95, received a delivery of the gadget-packed buggy two weeks ago and has already taken a spin around Windsor Castle.
The wagon comes with an all-weather shield, a refrigerator and an information screen that sun online reports.
A Palace source said: “She’s been struggling with stiffness in her legs recently so the car is perfect.”
Days after the 43-mile electric buggy showed up, the Queen gave her corgis a ride on her private property.
Adjutants placed the puppies in the four-seat carriage next to them while they took a quick tour of the castle.
The float – dubbed the Queen Mobile – has been ordered to help Her Majesty move around her home as she continues to struggle with mobility, aides say.
A Windsor Castle source told the publication: “The car has arrived in the last two weeks.
“She and her assistants have already used it. Last week she took the dogs inside on a tour of the private property.”
The vehicle – meant to “shame” some regular cars – was built by Danish company Garia.
The Courtesy model can reach a top speed of 70 km/h with a range of 50 miles before needing to be charged with a lithium battery.
It’s fitted with “weatherproof” doors – meaning the Queen doesn’t risk catching a cold while flicking from one wing of the mansion to the other.
It has a tablet screen with maps and weather updates, a fridge in case Her Majesty needs a snack, and even Bluetooth speakers.
A source told the Sun that staff think the buggy is a great solution to the Queen’s mobility problems.
They added that they hope it will help her keep up with her commitments “for as long as possible”.
The Queen would prefer to walk to public appearances but she is “struggling” at the moment, it said.
The Queen’s mind is still “razor sharp” and she has no plans to abdicate, they add.
Despite her mobility issues, the Queen is hoping to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service at Westminster Abbey in just a few days.
A large number of the royal family will gather next Tuesday along with Philip’s friends, colleagues, representatives of organizations he supports and foreign royals to pay tribute to the 99-year-old duke, who passed away in April last year.
There are fears Her Majesty could miss the event honoring her husband, in his 70s, after recent bouts of ill health.
A statement said: “Members of the royal family will be born on Tuesday 29th April.
“The service will thank the Duke of Edinburgh for his commitment to family, nation and commonwealth and recognize the importance of his legacy in creating opportunities for young people, promoting environmental stewardship and conservation and supporting the armed forces.
“The service will particularly recognize the Duke of Edinburgh’s contribution to public life and his unwavering support for the over 700 charities with which His Royal Highness has been associated throughout his life.”
The Queen has already missed the Commonwealth Day service this month, with the decision to cancel her performance being linked to her comfort level on the 26-mile journey from Windsor Castle to London.
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