BMW have crafted the ultimate gift to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19, – it’s a fabulous one-off Mini Hatch.
But the royal couple probably won’t get a chance to enjoy a ride in the marvellous Mini Hatch because it is to be donated to one of their favourite charities to be sold at auction.
Mini Hatch – iconic British brand
Head of Mini Design, Oliver Heilmer, said: “As an iconic British brand with almost 60 years of history in the UK, we are pleased to mark the royal wedding with this special charitable gift.
“Its specially designed roof graphic combines with 3D-printed personalised interior and exterior details as well as special embroidery to make this a Mini like no other.”
This unique car is finished in Crystal White. Silver-blue accent strips lend the body a distinctive look and the black band that wraps around the car features a blue-tinted matt silver paint finish.
Recognisable Mini design features in chrome, such as the frame for the hexagonal radiator grille, the door handles and the surrounds for the headlights and rear lights are topped off with a blue-black tinted clear coat.
Union Jack and Stars & Stripes feature on Mini Hatch
Rear lights in Union Jack design and dark-blue matt metallic wheel rims put the finishing touches to its external appearance.
The roof graphic is applied by hand in several layers and brings together elements of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s national flags – the Union Jack and the Stars & Stripes.
The Minis side scuttles around the side turn signal indicators have been 3D-printed and embellish the initials M and H with a heart and rings.
When the car is opened, they even project a “Just Married” welcome onto the ground in front of the driver’s door and front-passenger door.
Mini Hatch bears Harry and Megan’s names and wedding date
The first names of the bride and groom, plus the wedding date and good wishes to the newlyweds have been added to the large trim strip ahead of the front passenger seat.
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After the wedding the one-of-a-kind Mini Hatch will be handed over to The Children’s HIV Association for public auction.