The MINI Cooper S, a standard hardtop with two doors that is great for everyday use, has been transformed into a posh hatchback that is perfect for the royal family. The so-called royal Mini had been developed by Mini Design especially for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19th. The Mini Cooper S has been given a beautiful Crystal White finish with an intricate roof featuring a handmade, multi coloured graphic.
The paint has several layers and was also completed by hand. Furthermore, they had to ensure to combine elements of Prince Harry’s flag, the Union Jack, as well as Meghan Markle’s national flag, Stars and Stripes. There are five white stripes on the roof, which corresponds with the hood where there are silver and blue accent stripes that can also be seen on the rear fenders.
The side scuttles around the side turn signal indicators were made with 3D printing technology, and these were adorned by the “M” and “H” initials, with a heart in between the letters. To cap off the exterior changes, there are door mounted LEDs that will project the words “Just Married” on the ground.
Moving into the cabin, the Mini Cooper S has been further enhanced to match the wedding theme. Aside from the names of the bride and the groom, the wedding date is also visible on a generous piece of trim strip located ahead the front passenger seat. The bespoke graphic seen on the roof has also been applied within the fully customized cabin for the door trim strips, into the restraints, and behind the steering wheel. As for performance, Mini has not mentioned any of the upgrades it has received.
As soon as the royal wedding is over, Mini Design’s customized royal car will then be brought to the Children’s HIV Association for public auction. Harry and Meghan Markle have asked their friends and family that if they want to give them a wedding gift, they should consider supporting the seven charities chosen by the couple, according to the official website of CHIVA.
What better way is there for an automaker to celebrate a once in a lifetime occasion but to build a special car that’s fully dedicated to it, right? And as mentioned earlier, the best part about this is the fact that it will be donated to the couple’s chosen charity after their wedding day.