London. coffin Queen Isabel IIAnd the newspaper “The Times”, today, Monday, that hundreds of thousands of people who will witness his funeral, is made of English oak wood, lined with lead, and was made more than 30 years ago.
The public will not be able to see the face of the Queen, whose coffin will remain closed and covered with the royal banner and regalia.
According to the Times, the coffin of the deceased Isabel II It is made of English oak and lined with lead, like her husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.
The London funeral company Leverton and Sons, which is in charge of the royal funeral, made it clear to the British newspaper four years ago that they did not know when or who made their coffins, which were handed over to them in 1991 when they first began working in an official capacity. British Royal House Suppliers.
“It’s made of English oak, which is hard to find” and expensive, explained its manager Andrew Leverton at the time.
The lead liner makes the coffin airtight as it will be placed in the crypt and will not be buried. But it makes it too heavy for its eight companies.
The brass handles were designed specifically for royal coffins, as was the lid, which should support the royal emblems.
It’s not something that can be done in a day,” Leverton told The Times.
After the sarcophagus has been revealed in Edinburgh, the coffin will be moved to London on Tuesday evening. The next day, he would be placed in purple epaulets in the Palace of Westminster and would be guarded by guards.
The Royal Standard, the emblem of the monarchy that traditionally flew over Buckingham, Sandrigam or Windsor when the Queen was there, would cover her coffin.
Two royal insignia will also be placed on the sarcophagus, the sceptre and the orb, a sphere surmounted by a cross symbolizing Christendom.
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