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Prince Philip helped design his specially commissioned Land Rover funeral hearse




Don’t expect a typical hearse to drive Prince Philip to St George’s Chapel for his funeral this Saturday

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will be carried in a customised, dark green Land Rover, in accordance with his long-held wishes.

Here’s what we know about the modified Land Rover hearse that the duke himself had a hand in designing over the period of nearly two decades.

What we know about the custom vehicle

Buckingham Palace says the duke started collaborating on the project with Land Rover 18 years ago with its open-top rear section custom made to his specification.

The modified Land Rover Defender TD5 130 cab chassis vehicle was made at Land Rover’s factory in Solihull in 2003.

The duke oversaw modifications throughout the…

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