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April 14, 2021 |

#1 Rumors point to green burial for Duke of Edinburgh

In the United Kingdom, rumors are suggesting that funeral plans for Prince Phillip, who died on April 9, will honor the Queen consort’s ecological activism by using a biodegradable coffin made of wool.

Produced by textile company A.W. Hainsworth, the “Natural Legacy” coffins consist of wool fitted around a cardboard frame reinforced with base board.

The Duke’s coffin will also be transported in an electric Land Rover he himself had a hand in designing.

“Wool is a fiber with a true ‘green’ lineage. An annually renewable and truly sustainable resource it is mother nature’s own smart fiber , highly functional and perfect for multiple uses whilst being fully biodegradable,” says A.W. Hainsworth, which has also provided military uniforms for the Royal Family. The Natural Legacy coffin retails for a modest $A1,600 (USD$1,219). Farm Online first reported the news.

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