Royal Family share first image of Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place

Sep 26, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II is buried alongside her parents and husband, Prince Philip. Source: Getty

Following a history-making state funeral on Monday, September 19, the royal family released a photo of Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place in St Georges Chapel, Windsor.

Located inside the wing of the main chapel lies a stone made of black Belgian marble bearing the late Monarch’s name and those of her parents, and husband Prince Philip.

The brass lettering on the marble reads “George VI 1895-1952 / Elizabeth 1900-2002” at the top with a garter star underneath it before the lines “Elizabeth II 1926-2022 / Philip 1921-2021” follows at the bottom.

 

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After Prince Philip’s death on April 2021, his coffin was kept inside the Royal Vault underneath St George’s, where it remained until it was time to relocate it to the memorial chapel when the Queen died.

Many fans were touched to see the couple together again, with many taking to social media to express their thoughts on the bittersweet reunion.

“Now Ma’am you are with your dearest affections,” one user wrote.

“This made me quite sad as it makes it more real we will never see her again,” another added.

“Reunited. May They all Rest In Eternal Peace,” a third wrote.

Those hoping to pay their respects to the Queen at Windsor Castle won’t be able to do so until after September 29, when royal residences are scheduled for viewing from the general public.

Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey was a monumental event that brought guests from all religious backgrounds and cultures, in what has now gone down in history as one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in years.

More than 26 million people in the UK alone watched Her Majesty’s funeral service, as she was the first ever British monarch to have her funeral televised.

According to BBC, this was Britain’s first state funeral since Winston Churchill’s in 1965 and has become the biggest ceremonial event since World War II.

In addition to a photo of the Queen’s final resting place, the Royal family also released a photo of King Charles III with the Head of State’s signature red boxes which hold important documents from government ministers and dignitaries across the Commonwealth.

Despite King Charles III now taking up his new state duties, it is understood that Charles is currently in Scotland with Queen Consort Camilla to grieve in private.

The King had requested that the family take a further week of mourning following the funeral.

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