Many fathers may have doubts about handing the car keys to their sons,perhaps with good reason. When Prince William borrowed his father’s beloved old Aston Martin to drive his new wife away from Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, the excitement apparently made him forget a basic rule of motoring. Release the handbrake. The slip-up on the couple’ big day was revealed by the Sun’s royal photographer Arthur Edwards. Edwards, recounting the background to the bride and groom’s brief journey down the Mall to Clarence House, said: “I was talking to Prince Charles about that. I said: ‘Did you mind him borrowing your car?’ Because he loves that car. It was a birthday present from his mother on his 21st birthday. He said: ‘Oh, no. He asked me if he could use it.‘ ” But when Edwards pointed out there seemed to be a problem with the 41-year-old sports car, Prince Charles apparently answered: “Yes. Because he didn’t take the handbrake off.”
Once again, Charles giving William what he wants and William not listening.