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‘Green’ Royal Wedding: Wine-Powered Aston Martin

England’s Day of Royal Excess would not be complete without green indulgence. That gorgeous ‘69 Aston Martin that Will & Kate drove off in at the end the day runs on wine.

That’s right, wine.

Like his rich green mates stateside, Papa Charles uses the public dole to play out his green fantasies, including an expensive conversion of his beloved Aston to run on surplus wine. Like recycled cans at a Goracle rock concert, the Aston was a green tassel on the Royal Wedding’s giant carbon footprint. Daddy gave William his car for the day — and who knows, maybe it ran on champagne for the special occasion.

Henry Payne — Henry Payne is the auto critic for the Detroit News.

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