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The Queen chose these unique details for her final journey

Everything was carefully considered

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away on 8 September, but ahead of her death, the monarch gave her input on one very important element of her funeral and final journey.

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The State Hearse, which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II travelled from RAF Northolt to Buckingham Palace in and will also be used for the funeral, was designed by The Royal Household and Jaguar Land Rover, with Her Majesty consulted on the plans.

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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. The vehicle is finished in Royal Claret, the same colour as the official Royal and State vehicles kept in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, and used by Members of the Royal Family on official duties.

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The vehicle features Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth’s Personal Royal Cypher and was designed to allow members of the public to have a clear view of the coffin as it travels through London and Windsor.

Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, also had a say in his funeral car. The Duke of Edinburgh opted to make his final journey in a Land Rover Defender TD5 130 painted in military green.

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The Royal Hearse at RAF Northolt

Her Majesty's funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey. Following the funeral, the coffin will then travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.

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From Wellington Arch, the coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Hearse will travel in procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. A committal service will then take place in St George's Chapel.

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Queen Elizabeth II made her final journey in the Royal Hearse

Her Majesty's final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel in Windsor.

Prince Philip was originally laid to rest in the Royal Vault of St George's Chapel, but he will be transferred to join his wife.

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