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One of the Queen's cars is up for auction

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The Queen's former Daimler parked outside Windsor Castle Credit: Brooklands auctioneers

A car that used to belong to Her Majesty the Queen is up for auction in Surrey. The Daimler saloon car was delivered to Buckingham Palace in 2001. The Queen used the vehicle to travel between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, as well as when attending her other engagements.

The car was transferred to The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust by the Royal household in 2004, and has a mileage of 15,252. The guide price at Brooklands auctioneers is £25,000 - £30,000.

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The Queen behind the wheel of the Daimler saloon car Credit: Brooklands auctioneers

The car was last seen in public at the Cartier Royal Jubilee display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex in 2012.

The description of the car in the guide listing ends: '... this represents a rare opportunity to purchase a unique, important and totally useable, one careful lady owner vehicle which would surely grace any collection.'

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Windsor recovery for The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II who will spend the day resting after suffering symptoms of gastroenteritis Credit: Ian Gavan/PA Wire

Her Majesty was due to attend a military celebration in Wales during the country's St David's Day celebrations, but was forced to cancel her planned engagements.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on her condition, but a spokeswoman earlier confirmed the Queen would spend the weekend at Windsor.

Preparing the guards at Windsor Castle

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The Queen has visited soldiers as their prepare for a State Visit Credit: © Crown copyright 2012

The Queen has visited Combermere Barracks in Windsor to meet soldiers from the Household Cavalry Regiment and the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

They were preparing for the state visit later today of The Amir of the State of Kuwait and ongoing military operations.

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Soldiers from Soldier from the Household Cavalry Regiment and the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Credit: © Crown copyright 2012
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The Queen has visited soldiers as their prepare for a State Visit Credit: © Crown copyright 2012
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Preparations for the visit of the Amir of Kuwait at Windsor Castle Credit: © Crown copyright 2012

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