"Not Something You Can Just Make In A Day": The Queen's Coffin

"Not One thing You Can Simply Make In A Day": The Queen's Coffin

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, which can lie in state in London for 4 days later this week earlier than her funeral subsequent Monday, was reportedly crafted greater than three many years in the past.

The casket will relaxation closed on a raised platform often called a catafalque inside Westminster Corridor — the oldest a part of the centuries-old parliamentary property — from Wednesday, after mendacity at relaxation in Edinburgh for a day from later Monday.

Listed below are extra particulars in regards to the coffin of Britain’s longest-serving monarch:

English oak and lead

The queen’s coffin was made at the least 32 years in the past of English oak, which is more and more uncommon today with most picket caskets now made out of American oak, The Instances reported Monday.