Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married on May 19, and the United Kingdom is getting ready to celebrate this special moment. MINI, a British brand by birth, is no exception. The company has created a special one-off model for the newlyweds. The car will be donated to The Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) for public auction, with all the money raised going to them to support those in need.
“As an iconic British brand with almost 60 years of history in the UK, we are pleased to mark the royal wedding with this special charitable gift,” explains Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design. “The MINI Design team has created a one-off MINI Hatch for the occasion. Its specially designed roof graphic combines with 3D-printed personalised interior and exterior details as well as special embroidery to make this a MINI like no other.”
The car is wrapped in Crystal White paint and has Silver Blue accent strips throughout the body. The most standout feature of the car is the hand-painted roof graphic in several layers and combines elements of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s national flags – the Union Jack and the Stars & Stripes. The special MINI’s side scuttles around the side turn signal indicators have been 3D-printed and embellish the initials M and H with a heart and rings.
When the car is opened, it will project an exclusive “Just Married” welcome onto the ground in front of the driver’s door and front-passenger door. Inside the cabin, the first names of the bride and groom, plus the wedding date and good wishes to the newlyweds are added to the large trim strip ahead of the front passenger seat.