William and Kate recently celebrated nine years of marriage in their Norfolk residence, Anmer House. Their wedding was a cause for national celebration, as Kate is expected to one day sit besides William when he is King. The couple were watched by an estimated 36 million people in the UK alone as they exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey during the lavish ceremony.
However, a few eagle-eyed royal fans may have spotted that when William went to escort Kate in Prince Charles’ cherished Aston Martin from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, there was something wrong with the car.
Writing in The Guardian back in 2011, James Meikle explained: “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.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton at their wedding in 2011 (Image: Getty)
William drove Kate away from Buckingham Palace in his father's old Aston Martin (Image: Getty)
The accident was also referenced by royal photographer Arthur Edwards when chatting on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs in 2011.
Having photographed the Royal Family for years, he is on good terms with the Firm and was even able to get a good spot near Buckingham Palace on the day, as the couple wanted copies of his images themselves.
He later struck up a conversation with Charles about his eldest son’s wedding after the special day.
He recalled: “I was talking to Prince Charles about that.
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Kate and William's wedding was a cause for national celebration` (Image: Getty)