Jaguar Land Rover Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday
Birthday Cake Towed into Windsor Castle by LR Discovery
Remember your last birthday? What did you do? If you’re like this author, you invited some friends and family over for a barbecue that ended with some cake and ice cream, and everyone was at home by 10 and in bed by 11.
But what would a birthday party look like if you were royalty? Furthermore, what would it look like if you were royalty and were celebrating a milestone decade?
Look to Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for inspiration. Her Majesty celebrated her 90th birthday in style, at a party at Windsor Castle attended by more than 1,500 people from all over the world. Among the guests of honor? Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which donated seven Jag F-Type sports cars and one hard-working Land Rover Discovery.
That Discovery took center stage when it came time to serve the cake, as the massive pastry was towed into the arena behind the Land Rover. Flanked by Jaguars painted in Union Jack livery, JLR made a proud showing at the party. Other participants included musical guests Kylie Minogue OBE, Dame Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, and others, while Chilean Huasos, the New Zealand Army Band, the Oman Royal Cavalry, and other foreign delegates attended the event to celebrate the Queen.
Land Rover has had a longstanding relationship with England’s Royal Family, dating back to 1951 when King George VI, Queen Elizabeth’s father, awarded the company a Royal Warrant. The Queen continued in her father’s tradition on her birthday, exiting the arena in a State Review Range Rover powered by a hybrid engine.
Sure makes this author’s celebration of burned hot dogs and melted ice cream cake look pretty lame, eh?
Source: Jaguar Land Rover