Penny Lancaster wears uniform as she arrives at City of London Police event in her £240k Rolls-Royce – six months after becoming a Special Constable
Penny Lancaster was seen arriving at a City of London Police event in her £240,000 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB vehicle on Friday.
The 50-year-old wife of rocker Rod Stewart, who has been working with the City of London police as a Special Constable since obtaining her badge in April, wore police uniform as she arrived at the prestigious event, pulling up in the sleek white estate vehicle.
The star wore her blonde tresses in soft waves and pulled back from her face as she greeted colleagues.
Wow: Penny Lancaster was seen arriving at a City of London Police event in her £240,000 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB vehicle on Friday
She wore a white shirt, tie and a black suit with epaulettes for the event.
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain in June, Penny said that she hadn’t made any arrests during her duties to date, but had helped a suicidal woman, who was in ‘desperate’ need.
Penny told hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley: ‘When you think of policing, you think of the most violent crimes but we’re out there to help the most vulnerable.
Uniform: The 50-year-old wife of rocker Rod Stewart, who has been working with the City of London police as a Special Constable since obtaining her badge in April, wore police uniform
Sleek: The star wore her blonde tresses in soft waves and pulled back from her face as she greeted colleagues
Chatting to Rod? The star was seen on the phone as she arrived at the event
‘At this particular time there’s a lot of incidents on the bridges and I did help someone who was very desperate on the bridge the other night. It can be rewarding in so many ways.’
Penny added that she’s drawing on her life experience and role as a mother for her police work, insisting she has the full support of her rocker husband Rod, 76.
When asked if he tried to dissuade her from taking the job, she said: ‘Not at all. It is dangerous, but the police are the public, the public are the police.
‘There’s women and men alike – brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, we’re just regular people but we put that uniform on to help protect.’
Penny added that she has so far managed to go under the radar while on patrol, saying no one has recognised her thanks to the uniform, despite her public profile.
Smile: Penny looked to be delighted as she attended the police event
Off she goes: The star blended in as she walked into the prestigious event
Arriving in style: Penny stood out as she arrived in the lavish car
She insists the ‘stab vest, armour, baton, cuffs’ ensure she’s ‘dressed as a regular’.
And on why she joined the force, she concluded: ‘The campaigning and charity work I do, this is just an extension of working for the community and for the good of people. It’s free of charge.
‘I’m giving up my time to help the community and that’s why I wanted to become a police officer, to be out there. We’ve got to look after the police and make sure when their lives are taken, punishment is given.’
Penny revealed in April that she had become a qualified police officer after training for City Of London Police on one weeknight every week and from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday every other weekend.
She was inspired to undergo training after taking part in Channel 4’s 2019 series, Famous and Fighting Crime, in which celebrities shadowed police officers on the beat.
Speaking about the experience in an Instagram Live last year, she confessed: ‘It was terrifying but I never felt more comfortable in a position and I felt like this is where I was supposed to be. I have signed up to be an officer.
‘I had to sit exams, English and maths type of exams, and go for an interview with two officers. And then I did a fitness test which was the bleep test which was pretty tricky so I had to get fit for that and I passed.’
The former lingerie model previously described her police training as being part of ‘who she is’.
Speaking to The Mail On Sunday in December, Penny said: ‘This is who I am. I could be walking the red carpet with Rod, or I could be in our stable with my goats.
‘But there comes a time when everyone questions themselves and asks, ‘Who am I? Who am I at my core?’ This is what I feel I should always have been doing. It’s about identity.’
Supportive husband: The TV personality and her musician husband Rod are pictured on holiday together last year
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