Princess Diana’s coffin also contained lead and weighed approximately 245 kg (540 pounds) – who needs that lead and why?
When Elizabeth II’s funeral takes place, it will follow the age-old tradition of the royal family. This tradition also defines the specifics of a coffin.
Shortly before the Queen’s death, doctors revealed some critical problems related to her health. The Queen’s death appeared to be sudden, but medical professionals had monitored her physical well-being very accurately, and it is safe to assume that doctors did everything they could to prolong the life of Elizabeth II. And, the Royal family knew that the Queen herself had planned her own funeral for years.
Queen Elizabeth II will be the first monarch in nearly 300 years to be buried at Westminster Abbey.
The funeral of the Queen, who reigned longer than any other English monarch, will revive the long-forgotten tradition of holding the ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey. According to the Westminster Abbey website, King George II was the last English monarch to be buried at the Abbey in 1760. Queen Elizabeth I was buried in Westminster on April 28, 1603.
The funeral will follow the tradition of the distant past. But the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will maintain one long-lasting trend. The Queen will be buried in a lead-lined coffin
According to MentalFloss, the Queen already had a lead-lined oak coffin designed more than 30 years ago. Princess Diana, after her tragic death, was also buried in a lead-lined coffin weighing 245 kg.
Why is the inside of the coffin lined with lead? There is no conspiracy theory about that. Lead simply prevents moisture from entering the coffin, which slows the body’s decomposition. And the reason for this comes from really old times when there were no other preservation techniques.