The Daily Telegraph

Late monarch had a hand in bespoke state hearse plans

- By Daily Telegraph Reporter

QUEEN Elizabeth II is being transporte­d in a bespoke new state hearse, designed in consultati­on with the late monarch, to allow the public a clear view of her coffin.

The late Queen was long involved in the plans for the aftermath of her death, known as London Bridge, and had a hand in approving the plans for the ceremonial car. The vehicle was used for the first time as Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was taken on its solemn journey from RAF Northolt back home to Buckingham Palace yesterday.

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. It is finished in Royal Claret.

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