On the road in Royal Mission
The British National Company DB Cargo UK drives the royal carriages and is thus the official purveyor of the Queen.
Honour for DB Cargo UK: Queen Elizabeth II awarded the official seal of the purveyors Royal Warrant to the Freight Company, as the British monarch. This special award is given to suppliers of members of the royal court and is always tied to a person of a company. For the first time the British state company British Rail received this award many decades ago for driving the Royal Hofzuges, the Royal Train. It then passed to the respective successor companies. Today, the British carriages consists of two locomotives and nine wagons, which are not always used all at once to form a train. The wagons are also used for other heads of state. They cannot be rented by private users.
The Queen's Coat of arms is emblazoned at the DB Cargo headquarters in Doncaster
The Queen's Coat of arms is located at the DB Cargo headquarters in Doncaster, UK. With the French motto 'Dieu et mon droit', 'God and my right', it symbolises the king's sole responsibility towards God. It dates back to the Middle Ages, when French was Hofsprache-by the way, the Queen still speaks French fluently today. The interior of the coat of arms is followed by a second saying, also from the Middle Ages: "Honi soit qui mal y pense", which is not only the motto of the British Garter, but as much as: "A rogue who thinks evil in it." The origin of this slogan is a series of legends.