In a nod to his longstanding environmentalism, Prince Philip will reportedly obtain an eco-friendly send-off – mendacity in a $1,200 wool coffin carried by an electric Land Rover.
The funeral Saturday for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in his sleep Friday at age 99, will replicate his inexperienced ideology, reported The Solar, which famous that he was among the many first to spotlight local weather change in the 1950s.
Leverton and Sons, the London-based undertakers who organized Princess Di’s funeral in 1997, have been chosen to deal with Prince Philip’s companies, in keeping with the information outlet.
The corporate, which employed Britain’s first all-electric hearse, additionally have been concerned in preparations for the Queen Mom, Princess Margaret and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, The Solar reported.
Firm director Clive Leverton stated: “You see somebody who has been eternally in the newspapers, and then you definitely see their lifeless physique in entrance of you. However we’re not there to face round and weep.
“It was the identical with Diana, though that was fairly traumatic due to the circumstances,” he added.
AW Hainsworth, an organization that manufactures wool coffins and made the navy uniforms worn by Prince William and Prince Harry at their weddings, will make the coffin for the late consort of Queen Elizabeth II, in keeping with the report.
“I met the Duke of Edinburgh on a number of events,” firm director Thomas Hainsworth advised The Solar on Sunday.
“As soon as was on the Queen’s Award for Innovation the place I launched myself and defined I used to be in textiles. He replied by saying, ‘Oh sure, a dying business isn’t it?’” he stated.
In 2010, Prince Charles invited the corporate to exhibit at his Backyard Occasion to Make a Distinction to encourage sustainability.
“I’ve found an organization that makes a woollen coffin — coffins, girls and gents, to die for,” Charles stated, jokingly.
The coffins, which characteristic a cotton lining and are made out of three fleeces, are 100 % biodegradable.
Hainsworth gross sales director Rachel Hainsworth stated: “He preferred the very fact the coffins are environmentally pleasant, but additionally the truth that by utilizing British wool we’re supporting Britain’s farmers.”
The hybrid Land Rover that will carry the coffin will be a Defender 130 Gun Bus, which the Duke helped design, The Solar reported.
The general public will not be allowed to view the procession because of COVID restrictions.