The specialized Land Rover that will take Prince Philip on his last journey has been ready and waiting for years.
The custom Land Rover TD5 130, painted a senseless military green, was first built at the car factory in the English city of Solihull in 2003 – when Philip was still an 82-year-old spry.
The company has kept the vehicle fit and ready to go since its inception, in collaboration with the royal family.
The senior prince has continued to apply design modifications to the vehicle, which has an elongated rear open to hold its writing, until 2019.
Thierry Bolloré, head of Land Rover, said his company was “honored” and “deeply privileged” to be honored, The Associated Press reported.
The former Duke of Edinburgh died last week at the age of 99. He had been married to the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II for over 73 years.
The Prince’s funeral it will be Saturday and first begin with a ceremonial procession into Windsor Castle.
With Post Wires