To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, Vauxhall developed a special Astra this year to pay homage to the Her Royal Highness. It features some amazing added extras, including a retractable red carpet, specially designed corgi booster seat and unique decals.
In order show off the fantastic car to its full potential Vauxhall called on PetLondon Models to supply a group of Corgis for their photoshoot. We had the perfect brothers on the books for such a booking. Sebastian and Xavier are seasoned models who have attended many previous shoots and their new brother Edward had just joined the family recently. This happy trio were the perfect match to star in the royal Astra photoshoot
It was to be a very early start for the boys! They had to be ready at Buckingham Palace in the wee hours of the morning at 5am in order to avoid the hectic London traffic and tourists.
They arrived to find the very special Vauxhall car waiting for them. This unique vehicle had been fitted out to make sure Queen Elizabeth II and her Corgis would have everything they could ever need to be looked after in the royal manner.
It was a great shoot and the boys really enjoyed having the spotlight on them!
Full spec for the Royal Astra includes; ‘Corgis On Board’ sign displayed on rear windscreen, Corgi booster seat, Union Jack cushions, Retractable red carpet and ‘Liz & Phil’ front windscreen sun visor strip and the doggy Windscreen wiping waving hand.
The boys took part in various shots including sitting inside and outside of the fantastic vehicle. They loved all its features that were so perfect for their breed! They posed for some group shots and also had some solo appearances.
Her Majesty has been a Vauxhall owner for more than 50 years, with all her cars finished in Balmoral Green – a bespoke deep green colour not normally supplied by Vauxhall. ‘MYT 1’, Her Majesty the Queen’s 1961 PA Cresta Friary Estate was a personal favourite, serving the royal fleet and containing a number of interesting features like fishing rod holders built into the roof and a gun rack.
The Vauxhall Astra is an iconic Brit-built car which has been a fixture on our roads for over 35 years. With one in four Brits having owned or driven an Astra during their lives, the Astra can be considered a legendary part of the British car industry.