Many people think of Queen Elizabeth II as a model of dignity and decorum but ace driver rarely comes to mind. It’s easy to forget that, as a young woman, the then 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II and was trained as a mechanic and military truck driver. When the Queen officially became Britain’s longest reigning monarch last September, a story resurfaced that shows the grit, determination, and wicked sense of humor behind the prim and proper public face. It’s the story of how in 1998 the Queen of England took Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah bin Abdulaziz — who was from a country where women aren’t permitted to drive — on the ride of his life.
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