The State Hearse, which Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II travelled from RAF Northolt to Buckingham Palace in
and will also be used for the funeral, was designed by The Royal Household and
Jaguar Land Rover, with Her Majesty consulted on the plans.
The hearse features wide
windows along the side and back, a see-through glass roof and three bright
spotlights inside along one roof edge, illuminating the raised coffin. The
vehicle is finished in Royal Claret, the same colour as the official Royal and
State vehicles kept in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, and used by Members
of the Royal Family on official duties.
The vehicle features Her
Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth’s Personal Royal Cypher and was designed to allow
members of the public to have a clear view of the coffin as it travels through
London and Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth’s husband,
Prince Philip, also had a say in his funeral car. The Duke of Edinburgh opted
to make his final journey in a Land Rover Defender TD5 130 painted in military
Her Majesty’s funeral will
take place at Westminster Abbey. Following the funeral, the coffin will then
travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
From Wellington Arch, the
coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Hearse will travel in
procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. A committal service will
then take place in St George’s Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II made her final journey in the Royal Hearse
Her Majesty’s final resting
place will be the King George VI memorial chapel in Windsor.
Prince Philip was originally
laid to rest in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel, but he will be
transferred to join his wife.