Re­gal Rides

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WANT TO ROLL like a royal? Cars be­long­ing to Queen El­iz­a­beth II and Princess Diana are up for sale this month at Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions. Es­ti­mated at more than $260,000, Her Majesty’s 2012 Bent­ley Mul­sanne (above) was a gift for her Di­a­mond Ju­bilee that year and used as the of­fi­cial state limou­sine. The queen’s 2001 Daim­ler Su­per V8 is also up for auc­tion with a pre­sale es­ti­mate of $60,000 to $75,000.

In a sim­i­lar price range is a 1994 Audi Cabri­o­let that Princess Diana bought af­ter sep­a­rat­ing from Prince Charles. She was once pho­tographed driv­ing Princes Wil­liam and Harry in the car, which has 21,000 miles on it. If the Bri­tish aren’t your cup of Earl Grey, Sil­ver­stone will also auc­tion a 1984 Rolls-royce Cor­niche Con­vert­ible that was once the prop­erty of the emir of Qatar (es­ti­mated at $125,000) and a 1988 MercedesBenz 560 SEL (es­ti­mated at $30,000) for­merly owned by King Hus­sein of Jor­dan.

net worth: $28.7 bil­lion rev­enues of mi­crosoft’s cloud plat­form, azure, in­creased 116% in the last quar­ter, boost­ing the com­pany’s shares to their high­est level in 17 years. iron­i­cally, ex-ceo ballmer, un­der whose lead­er­ship mi­crosoft stock lan­guished for over a decade, has gained more from the per­for­mance of his suc­ces­sor, satya nadella, than any­one.

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