Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was made more than 3 decades ago: know details

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A number of memorial services, including the Queen’s funeral next week, are being planned by British officials and the country’s royal family, as mourners from around the world and the United Kingdom pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

After being transported from Scotland, where the Queen died on Thursday, the closed coffin will be placed on a raised platform, known as a catafalque, in Westminster Hall from Wednesday.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s English oak casket has a history of its own. It is said to have been made over 3 decades ago and lined with lead in accordance with the customs of the royal family.

Leverton & Sons, the royal family’s undertakers, said they inherited the coffin in 1991 and were unsure of the coffin’s makers.

It takes eight porters to lift Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, as the lead liner makes it heavier.

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The chest lid is specially designed to safely house priceless accessories such as the Imperial State Crown, Sphere and Scepter. In addition, unique brass handles were made for the royal coffin.

Speaking of the box, Leverton & Sons owner Andrew Leverton told TBEN: “It’s not something you can make in a day.

Queen Elizabeth will soon be buried next to the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, who died last year.

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