According to the postThe casket of the late Elizabeth II was 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 produced the two caskets they were given when they began working in 1991 for the royal family. .
“It’s English oak, which is hard to find” and very expensive, explained manager Andrew Leverton at the time.
The lead lining makes the coffin airtight, as it will be placed in a chamber and will not be buried.
The brass handles were designed specifically for royal coffins, as well as the lid bearing the insignia of royalty.
It’s not something that can be done in a day,” Leverton told The Times.
After the sarcophagus is displayed in Edinburgh, the coffin will be transported to London on Tuesday evening (13).
The Royal Standard, the emblem of the monarchy traditionally raised over Buckingham, Sandrigam or Windsor when the Queen was present, would cover her coffin.
The scepter and orb, a globe with a cross symbolizing Christendom, will also be placed in the sarcophagus.
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