THE Queen’s new open-topped Range Rover has a machine gun on the rear at her personal request.
The State Review Vehicle, used for the first time in Cardiff yesterday, was designed so the monarch can wave at crowds or mow them down according to her Royal whim.
A Royal spokesman said: “The Queen is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and has decided that, at the age of 89, it is time to take a hands-on approach.
“In future she has asked to be seated at the weapon, wearing full military fatigues, and she will train it on visiting dignitaries or members of the crowd.
“It is, of course, kept fully loaded with red, white and blue tracer bullets. What a marvellously patriotic sight it will be when she finally opens fire.”