He imagined the last goodbye in the world too, Philip. With a practice Range Rover Defender (no gun carriage) modified ad hoc to carry the coffin wrapped in his personal banner, with the sword and hat of a naval officer.
And the vehicle imagined by Prince Philip – a tireless enthusiast of the steering wheel which, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson also recalled yesterday in commemoration to the Municipalities, also cost him some speeding – the technicians and mechanics of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
It should be according to rumors filtered by the building of an open top car. In short, a open vehicle like those used on many occasions not only in his spare time by the Duke who loved to get behind the wheel in Scotland or in Sandringham, but also on official visits.
The model on which you are working is that of Land Rover Defender 130 Gun Bus. With two vehicles developed according to the wishes of the Duke. One black and one green. One will be spare, the reserve model, so that everything is flawless.
The Royal Household did not foresee a plan B this time, only for the weather: sun or rain the ceremony on Saturday in Windsor for Philip’s funeral will follow as Philip wanted.
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021
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