Duty for the Duke

Duke of Edinburgh

Leverton & Sons provide impeccable service for the royal family

SAIF member Leverton & Sons was in the spotlight as the world watched the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Sunday, April 17.

The company is also no stranger to notable funerals over its 200-year history, having looked after those of George Orwell, Sir Henry Royce (cofounder of Rolls-Royce) and Margaret Thatcher. In 1991, Leverton & Sons was appointed royal undertaker by the Lord Chamberlain’s office and has since conducted the funerals of Princess Diana, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

The family firm, which is based in north London and was a founding member of SAIF, is now led by cousins Pippa and Andrew Leverton.

Coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s military procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle was viewed by more than 13.5 million in the UK alone, while the Queen Mother’s funeral was watched by 10.4 million and the Princess of Wales’ ceremony had a record 32 million in 1997.

Prior to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, SAIF CEO Terry Tennens tweeted: “We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The @NationalSAIF family sends sincere condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family. And know @Levertons will serve the Royal Family with distinction as a founding Independent of SAIF.”

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