At Prince Phillip’s funeral, the Land Rover driver spent a week making sure he could drive at the right speed.


Windsor, England-April 17: The Royal Family walks behind Prince Edinburgh's casket carried by the Land Rover hearse in a procession during Prince Philip's funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021, England. In Windsor. Prince Phillip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 in Greece. He served in the Royal Navy and fought in World War II. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947, and was founded by King Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich. He served as Queen Elizabeth II's queen until her death on April 9, 2021, months before her 100th birthday. His funeral is held today at Windsor Castle and only 30 guests have been invited due to the coronavirus pandemic limitation. (Photo by Paul Edwards-WPA Pool / Getty Images)-Paul Edwards / WPA Pool / Getty Images

Windsor, England-April 17: The Royal Family is behind Prince Philip’s casket, carried by the Land Rover hearse, during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle in Windsor on April 17, 2021. Walk, England. Prince Phillip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 in Greece. He served in the Royal Navy and fought in World War II. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947, and was founded by King Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich. He served as Queen Elizabeth II’s queen until her death on April 9, 2021, months before her 100th birthday. His funeral is held today at Windsor Castle and only 30 guests have been invited due to the coronavirus pandemic limitation. (Photo by Paul Edwards-WPA Pool / Getty Images)-Paul Edwards / WPA Pool / Getty Images

Military personnel in charge of special remodeling Land Rover Carry The body of Prince Edinburgh Spent last week to make sure they could drive “at the right speed”.

And it’s no wonder that it was the superlative members of the military and the British Guards Infantry who led the vehicle on the way to the steps of the St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Corporal Louis Murray grabbed the steering wheel, and Corporal Craig French was with him as Commander Land Rover of the 29-year-old Royal Haas.

The two staff instructors of the Royal Electromechanical Engineers were selected “by coin toss” from a group of four trained for that purpose and described by authorities as “trustworthy hands.”

Cpl French said it was his job to “make sure the driver puts the vehicle in the right place at the right time and accelerates or decelerates.”

“We’ve done a lot of practice in the last few days, and you’ll feel what the right speed is, and we know what pace we should be. Now it seems to be the second property.

“There are some difficult sections on the route, and it’s important to keep a safe distance, as there are people on either side who will accompany the hearse.”

Cpl Murray said: I am very proud and I think my family is also very proud. “

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The Bearer Party, whose members have not been appointed due to its delicate role, was commanded by Lieutenant Alec Haywood, who was served by Brigadier General Tony Haywood at the funeral of George VI and the coronation of the Queen.

The funeral march, led by a band of grenadiers guarded by the Duke for 42 years, embarked on an eight-minute journey to St. George’s Church, with distinctive red and white drums wrapped in black material. ..

Forty yards behind the band were six service chiefs, including General Nick Carter, Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Anthony Radakin, First Sea Lord, General Mark Carleton-Smith, and Chief of Staff.

Following them was the Duke’s casket in Land Rover, adjacent to the Royal Marines, Rifles, Royal Electromechanical Engineers, Queen Light Cavalry, and casket attendants drawn from the Royal Scottish Regiment.

Twenty yards behind Land Rover, dressed in black were Duke’s four children, Prince of Wales, Princess Royal, Duke of York, and Earl of Wessex.

Then came the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, Sir Snowdon and Sir Tim Lawrence, followed by the family of the Duke of Bentley and the Queen’s grandson.

The procession passed through a square lined with royal cavalry and regiments, and was imposing with representatives of detachments from units with special relationships with the Duke, such as the HMS Magpie, HMS Collingwood, HMS Sartan, and the Royal Navy Auxiliary Fleet. It continued at 4mph. grass.

Photo 25545418509/04/2021 at 13:24 Owner: PA file photo of the Duke of Edinburgh dated 01/05/51 as commander of the Frigate Magpie in 1951. After graduating from school, Philip joined the Navy in May 1939. At the Royal Navy College in Dartmouth, he was selected as the best cadet. He soared in rank and won a promotion after the promotion, but his life was to take a very different course. The Duke's prosperous Navy career ended prematurely in 1951. Philip has resigned from his active role in the military to fulfill his spousal duties. Date of issue: Friday, April 4, 2021.  PA photo. Some believe that if Prince Edinburgh did not become the Queen's husband, he would have been the First Sea Lord.  & # Xe2; & # x0020ac; & # x00201c; Professional head of the British Navy.  See PA Story Royal Philip Navy. & # Xa0; -PA wire

Photo 25545418509/04/2021 at 13:24 Owner: PA file photo of the Duke of Edinburgh dated 01/05/51 as commander of the Frigate Magpie in 1951. After graduating from school, Philip joined the Navy in May 1939. At the Royal Navy College in Dartmouth, he was selected as the best cadet. He soared in rank and won a promotion after the promotion, but his life was to take a very different course. The Duke’s prosperous Navy career ended prematurely in 1951. Philip has resigned from his active role in the military to fulfill his spousal duties. Date of issue: Friday, April 4, 2021. PA photo. If Duke Edinburgh did not become the Queen’s husband, some would believe he was the First Sea Lord, the professional head of the Royal Navy. See PA Story Royal Philip Navy. -PA wire

The route is lined with representatives of 20 detachments with connections to the Duke, such as the Royal Navy, Household Cavalry, Welsh Guards, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet. I was standing straight.

As the procession continued, the band played Beethoven’s funeral marches Nos. 1 and 3. The only other sounds were the royal cavalry artillery guns and sad sounds fired every minute from the East Lawn in Windsor Castle. Toll for Carfu Tower Bell.

The procession arrived at the west staircase of the St. George’s Chapel at 2:35 pm when the Duke’s casket was received by the rifle’s honorary guards and the British Navy’s plumbing.

Duke’s casket, watched by members of the royal family and salute by the service chief, was carried up the stairs by eight Royal Marines bearers, then silently prayed for a minute and disappeared into the chapel.

A total of more than 730 military members attended the ceremony.

Just before the ceremony, General Carter said:

“We all have great respect for him. We have great respect for his wartime records and the care he has given to veterans and those who are still serving. It is depressing to us. It’s a moment, but it’s also a celebration, because it was a special life and a lively life. “

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