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John's Psychedelic Rolls Royce
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He's a Canadian billionaire.

One thing that always interested me when he gave the car to British Columbia in 1987, he gave it to "Her Majesty in Right of the Province of British Columbia". Does that mean John's psychedelic Rolls is ultimately owned by Queen Elizabeth II?

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mja6758 said
He's a Canadian billionaire.

One thing that always interested me when he gave the car to British Columbia in 1987, he gave it to "Her Majesty in Right of the Province of British Columbia". Does that mean John's psychedelic Rolls is ultimately owned by Queen Elizabeth II?

And since we Brits pay for the a large amount of the upkeep of the Royals i think its only fair us Beatle fans get free access to John's car if its owned by the Queen.

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meanmistermustard said

mja6758 said
He's a Canadian billionaire.

One thing that always interested me when he gave the car to British Columbia in 1987, he gave it to "Her Majesty in Right of the Province of British Columbia". Does that mean John's psychedelic Rolls is ultimately owned by Queen Elizabeth II?

And since we Brits pay for the a large amount of the upkeep of the Royals i think its only fair us Beatle fans get free access to John's car if its owned by the Queen.

She could park it in the Tower of London next to the crown jewels.

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mja6758 said 

One thing that always interested me when he gave the car to British Columbia in 1987, he gave it to "Her Majesty in Right of the Province of British Columbia". Does that mean John's psychedelic Rolls is ultimately owned by Queen Elizabeth II?

 

There's a lot of "British" influences here (hence "British" Columbia), especially when it comes to the Government.  The Museum that the OP referenced where they viewed John's car is called the "Royal" British Columbia Museum.  Canada is now 100% independent of British rule, but it was a long process for even up until the early 1980s Britain still had a hand in our politics and their influence is still very much a big part of our identity (the Queen's head graces the "B-Side" of all our coins still).  The "Her Majesty" title here is more of an honorary gesture than anything, The Government of British Columbia owns the car and the Queen has absolutely nothing to do with our parliamentary affairs anymore, still, it's very difficult to avoid anything of great importance (such as John's car!) without having to show "Her Majesty" a certain respect, that's all.  Anyone who's visited Victoria will know the obvious English influence to its culture, there's even Double Decker Buses!

 

If memory serves me right, Jim Pattison did attempt to sell the car after Expo '86 but couldn't find a buyer and opted to donate it to the Province instead.  If you ask me, he should've "donated" it to Julian Lennon who, in my opinion, IS the rightful owner of that car...:-)

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meanmistermustard said

mja6758 said
He's a Canadian billionaire.

One thing that always interested me when he gave the car to British Columbia in 1987, he gave it to "Her Majesty in Right of the Province of British Columbia". Does that mean John's psychedelic Rolls is ultimately owned by Queen Elizabeth II?

And since we Brits pay for the a large amount of the upkeep of the Royals i think its only fair us Beatle fans get free access to John's car if its owned by the Queen.

Good point. Most of the cost of her, and her ever-growing family's, expensive lifestyle is covered by the hard work of ''normal people''. I better write my letter to HM right away. I want a ride in that car!

 

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