It looks like the man tasked with preparing the Queen for her final rest decided to try to make some extra cash off the deal.
When the hearse departed Balmoral Castle, mourners noticed a logo on the hearse.
Mourners blew up social media with outrage that the man would dare to have his name on his hearse for the Queen’s funeral procession.
Have You No Honor?
The journey from Balmoral to Holyroodhouse is about six hours.
By the time the hearse arrived at its destination, the owner must have gotten work regarding the outrage, so the logo was removed at some point.
One mourner posted, “Glad to see that the William Purves logo was removed from the Queen’s hearse somewhere along the route. Sad to see that it was there in the first place.”
Another wrote, “Sad days when the funeral director makes sure he gets free advertising all the way to Edinburgh. You should be ashamed of yourselves, William Purves.”
Now, I have to be honest, I think these people are being just a bit silly about this.
In virtually every funeral I have ever attended, the company’s name was on the hearse.
And the logo itself was not large, just a small sticker on the side window with the name of the company.
Can’t blame a guy for trying to make sure everyone knows who the Royal family trusted with the Queen, right?
The Queen’s body will be flown to London in preparation for her funeral on September 19.
Source: New York Post