Queen Elizabeth II Designed Her Own Hearse with Jaguar Land Rover

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Photo credit: ANDREW MATTHEWS - Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London on Wednesday, where it will lie in state for four days, and mourners will be able to visit it to pay their respects.

The state hearse is finished in the shade Royal Claret, the same color as the official royal and state vehicles kept in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, which members of the royal family use for official duties, per Buckingham Palace.

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Photo credit: DANIEL LEAL - Getty Images

The vehicle also features the late Queen Elizabeth’s personal royal cypher and was designed to allow members of the public to have a clear view of the monarch’s coffin as it travels from place to place.

Since Buckingham Palace announced Queen Elizabeth’s death last week, her coffin has traveled from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, to Buckingham Palace, and now to Westminster Hall.

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Photo credit: Anadolu Agency - Getty Images

The royal family—including Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, Prince William, and Princess Kate—came together for the procession of the late monarch’s coffin. The funeral service for the queen will take place Monday, September 19. The queen’s final resting place will be St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be buried next to her husband of more than 70 years, Prince Philip.

The royal period of mourning will continue for one week after, per King Charles III.

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