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The Bureau of the Royal Household releases a modified Land Rover truck. By Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh designed For use in carrying his own coffin
Duke of Edinburgh Who died at the age of 99 last week Has been working to build this coffin truck for 16 years, starting in 2003.
His intentions for modifications included the open rear part of the car. Which was used as the location of the coffin And the color of the car, which is military green
On the day of the funeral of the Land Rover Defender Will be used to carry His coffin to the Church of St. George.
Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at a church in Windsor at 3:00 p.m. local time or 9:00 p.m. local time in Thailand. On Saturday 17 April
Land Rover’s funeral truck was one of the details of the funeral that Buckingham Palace published Thursday (Apr 15).
His 4 sons and daughters were Prince Charles. Prince of Wales, Princess Anne Royal Princess, Prince Andrew Duke of York And Prince Edward Earl of Wessex Will follow this royal body truck
Duke of Edinburgh Coordinated with Land Rover to build his own coffin truck in 2003 when he was 82.
Duke of Edinburgh Which performed royal duties in the British Navy during World War II, he intended to use dark copper green as the color of the car instead of Belize green, which was the original color. Dark copper green is the color used for many Army rover vehicles.
He also designed the rear part of the car that can be opened. Which will also be used as a location for the cremation With the latter part being built according to every purpose Including a rubber holder around the silver metal pins. Which was called a “stoper” to help keep the coffin from moving
The casket truck also had a green hub like the body of the car. There is a black front grille. Single seat And no license plates
The defender was built at the Land Rover Factory in Solihull. And the Duke of Edinburgh has been in control of car modifications for many years. Until the final adjustments were made in 2019, the year he turned 98.
The coffin truck was originally used to move Prince Philip’s coffin from Wellington Arch in central London to Windsor, a total distance of 22 miles (about 35.4 km). COVID-19 Therefore having to reduce the long-planned funeral plans
The Duke of Edinburgh has been using Land Rover cars ever since growing up. And gave the royal seal to Land Rover more than 40 years ago
Prince Philip died in Windsor on Friday, April 9, and his body is now housed in a private chapel inside Windsor.
The Bureau of Buckingham Palace stated that Many of the details of his funeral were made in line with the will of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Restrictions on the control of the COVID-19 outbreak in Britain allowed only 30 people to attend the funeral and social distance was required.
Attending the ceremony were family members of Queen Elizabeth II of England and the Duke of Edinburgh. Including 3 German relatives of the Duke of Edinburgh The funeral ceremony and the funeral procession will be broadcast on television.