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Prince Philip’s taxi to go on display at Sandringham Museum

Tuesday 28 March 2017, By AutoVolo

Prince Philip’s taxi to go on display at Sandringham Museum

Prince Philip’s taxi to go on display at Sandringham Museum

The taxi in which Prince Philip travelled around London incognito will be on display at Sandringham Museum from Saturday.

In a newsletter on its website, the museum revealed the Duke of Edinburgh’s black cab, “which he used for travelling to both official and private engagements in London, has arrived at Sandringham and has been added to the display in the Royal Garages”.

The Metrocab London taxi features a Ford engine that runs on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). After taking collection of the vehicle in 1999, Prince Phillip used it to travel around London without being spotted, usually with a royal chauffeur in the driving seat. He is also said to have taken the wheel of the black cab many times.

The 95-year-old is still a keen driver – in April last year he drove the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama to lunch at Windsor Castle in a Range Rover.

The Sandringham museum is based on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, situated in the former coach houses and stable block of the Queen’s country retreat.

It plays host to a number of royal vehicles, and a 1939 Merryweather fire engine has been put on display as a nod to the past, when this section of the 60-acre estate was used as a fire station.