The Royal Family walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, aboard the State Hearse
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Queen Elizabeth II was taken to her final resting place at Windsor Castle in a State Hearse that is thought to be based on the 2010 Jaguar XJ saloon model.

It was reportedly designed by the Royal Household and Jaguar Land Rover, and the Queen was consulted on the plans, according to Express. She is said to have approved the final model before her death.

The car was converted and customized by Wilcox Limousines. It is based in Wigan. The hearse was first used on Sept. 13. It took the Queen’s coffin from Royal Air Force Northolt to Buckingham Palace.

The big windows allowed mourners to have a clear view of the coffin when it made the journey from Westminster Abbey to Windsor on Monday. The clear glass top came with spotlights. They helped to illuminate the casket. For the radiator cap, the special George and Dragon mascot was used. It was one of the key features of the Queen’s Phantom.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said that the State Hearse had been designed to allow members of the public to have a clear view of the Queen’s coffin as it "travels through London and Windsor.”

The Queen, who was a car enthusiast, often favored Jaguars, Land Rovers and Daimlers.

A statement from Jaguar said the passing of the Queen had left everybody at "Jaguar Land Rover deeply saddened, and our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this time." The statement further read that their relationship with the late Royal "has been a source of great pride for all of us at Jaguar Land Rover." Most recently, the statement added that it was a great honor for the company to play a role in her "Platinum Jubilee celebrations, marking her historic and extraordinary reign.”

According to National News UK, the choice of a "Land Rover hearse" is a reminder of the funeral of the Queen's husband Prince Philip. The coffin carrying Philip was driven to St George’s Chapel in a customized Land Rover. He had reportedly said to just stick him in the back of a "Land Rover and drive me to Windsor."

As for the Queen, she will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel area of St. George's Chapel in Windsor. She is surrounded by family members. It includes her father King George VI, her mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret. The Queen, who died at the age of 96, will be placed next to her husband of 73 years, reported PEOPLE.

The State Hearse carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II
The State Hearse carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's Orb and Sceptre, during the Ceremonial Procession through Windsor Castle to a Committal Service at St George's Chapel during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Photo by Jacob King - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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