The customized Land Rover Defender TD5 130.
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LONDON – The hearse that will be carrying the coffin of Prince Philip on Saturday (April 17) is a modified Land Rover designed by the late royal himself, it was revealed.
Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 last week, designed the special hearse for 16 years starting in 2003 when he was 82.
The customized Land Rover Defender TD5 130 features an open top rear section with special fittings to secure his coffin. The vehicle is painted in military green colour.
The Defender was made at Land Rover’s factory in Solihull. Prince Philip oversaw the modifications for several years, making the final adjustments in 2019.
Prince Philip was a big fan of Land Rovers, and used the vehicle during much of his adult life. He even gave Land Rover a Royal Warrant, a mark of recognition for people or companies that have regularly supplied goods or services to the royals.
The specially designed Land Rover Defender will be used to carry his coffin to St. George’s Chapel for his funeral.
The funeral procession will be led by a band of Grenadier Guards, followed by military commanders and chiefs of staff.
The Land Rover carrying Prince Philip’s coffin will follow, with royal family members and staff walking behind it.
The Queen will travel at the rear of the procession in the State Bentley. LHC/Expat Media
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