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Jaguar Land Rover assisted Queen Elizabeth with the design of her own hearse.

The royal cypher of the queen is displayed on the custom Jag, which is finished in Royal Claret.

 

When it came to the details of her burial, Queen Elizabeth II took no chances.

 

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the state hearse transporting the body of Britain’s longest-serving king was created by The Royal Household and Jaguar Land Rover. As with all of her funeral plans, the queen had the final word regarding the car and had given her approval to the final design before her passing last week at the age of 96.

 

The queen’s coffin was transported from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London on Wednesday, where it will remain for four days so that mourners may pay their respects. The vehicle was fully on display during this time. As with all the official cars used by the royal family and maintained at the palace’s Royal Mews, the customised hearse is a Jaguar and is finished in Royal Claret. In order for the general people to be able to see the queen’s coffin as it travels, it also has the queen’s royal cypher and enormous windows in the back.

 

The Jaguar was not the first and will not be the final vehicle to transport the queen’s coffin because she passed away at her Balmoral Castle estate in Scotland. Local funeral director William Purves provided a Mercedes-Benz limousine to transport it at first. Her casket will be transported from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey on Friday for a state funeral on Monday officiated by the Dean of Westminster, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace on Thursday. The queen will subsequently be laid to rest with her late husband, Prince Philip, in the King George VI memorial chapel at Windsor after the casket is transported there for a more private service attended only by members of the royal family.

 

Prince Philip, like Queen Elizabeth, participated in the design of the vehicle that will ultimately transport his body. However, the queen’s husband chose something much less traditional. Following his passing last spring at the age of 99, the Duke of Edinburgh, a devoted sportsman, requested that his casket be transported in a highly customised Land Rover Defender 130 Gun Bus.

 

 

Himanshu Mahawar

Himanshu Mahawar is the Editor and Founder at Flaunt Weekly.

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