What happens to a body in a lead lined coffin?
Lead-lined coffins slow the body’s decomposition by keeping moisture out of the casket. Lead does not decay and so remains airtight, preventing decomposition, but also any smells and gases from being released; not something you want if multiple Royals are sharing a vault or may be moved in the future.
What is the best coffin for a cremation?
- Linen Cloth Burial Shrouds.
- Wicker Willow Carriers (shallow wicker casket without lid)
- Woven Seagrass Coffins.
- Cardboard Coffins (easily personalised)
- Veneered MDF (made to look like wood)
- Banana Leaf Coffins.
- Woven Cane Coffins.
Is the body in the coffin?
Once the body is dressed, and hair and make-up have been done, the body is placed in the coffin and put in a private viewing room. It can stay there for a day, or longer if required.