Where will the Queen be buried?

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 15, 2022 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a visit to officially open the new building of Thames Hospice in Maidenhead, Berkshire. - Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Her eldest son, Charles, 73, succeeds as king immediately, according to centuries of protocol, beginning a new, less certain chapter for the royal family after the queen's record-breaking 70-year reign. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor / POOL / AFP) (Photo by KIRSTY O'CONNOR/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

QUEEN Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, 2022, after her family rushed to be with her in Balmoral.

After lying in state for three days to allow mourners to say their final goodbyes, the Queen will be buried next to her father, mother and younger sister.

Where will the Queen be buried?

The Queen’s state funeral, which has been planned by the UK government for years in an operation under the codename London Bridge, will be on day 10 after her death.

According to the plans, following a committal service in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Queen will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The chapel, named after the Queen’s father, was built in 1969 within the main St George’s Chapel.

The Queen passed away aged 96

After her funeral, the Queen will be reunited in death with her late husband of 73 years Prince Philip, who will be moved from the Royal Vault beneath St. George’s Chapel.

Before the funeral, the monarch will lie in state in the middle of Westminster Hall, which will be open to the public for 23 hours per day. 

On the day, processions will take place in London and Windsor, followed by a two minutes’ silence at midday.

Who else is buried at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle?

St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle has been the preferred burial place for the British Royal family since the 19th century.

Within the chapel are the tombs of 10 sovereigns and some of their family members. 

Prince Philip

Prince Philip became the 25th member of the royal family to be interred in the Royal Vault beneath St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after his funeral on April 17, 2021.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral was a Ceremonial Royal Funeral and the short procession was followed by a closed service at St George’s chapel where members of the Royal family sat distanced from each other due to Covid restrictions.

Prince Philip was 99 years old when he passed away (April 9, 2021) after celebrating his last birthday in lockdown with Queen Elizabeth II.

After the Queen’s funeral, his coffin will be moved to join her at their final resting place, King George VI memorial chapel.

The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother, one of the most beloved members of the Royal Family, passed away on March 20, 2002, at the age of 101.

Her funeral took place on April 9, 2002, in Westminster Abbey, and after, Queen Elizabeth was transferred to her final resting place beside her husband and younger daughter in St George’s Chapel.

Prior to the service, her body lay at the altar of Royal Lodge’s Royal Chapel of All Saints before being taken to London for her lying in state.

Princess Margaret

On the 50th anniversary of the burial in St George’s Chapel of her father, King George VI, Princess Margaret was buried in the same place, after her body was cremated according to her wishes.

The Queen’s younger sister died on February 9, 2002, aged 71.

She was given a private service for her family and close friends, before her ashes were transferred to the tomb of her parents in the King George VI Memorial Chapel two months later.

King George VI

George VI, King of the United Kingdom and Queen Elizabeth II’s father, died from a coronary thrombosis in 1952 at 56. 

His state funeral was held on February 15, starting with a procession to Paddington station, after which his coffin was transported to Windsor Castle.

Originally, the King was interred in the Royal Vault, before being relocated to the newly-built King George VI Memorial Chapel in 1969.

Queen Victoria

One of the largest gatherings of European royalty, Queen Victoria’s state funeral took place on February 2, 1901 in St George’s Chapel.

Queen Victoria, who died at the age of 81, had left strict instructions for her funeral service, including a military procession, a gun carriage for her coffin, and a white a white pall for her coffin. 

The monarch was interred next to Prince Albert in the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore at Windsor Great Park.

Other than King George VI, nine other monarchs were buried within St George’s Chapel:

  • King Henry VI, died May 21, 1471
  • King Edward IV, died April 9, 1483
  • King Henry VIII, died January 28, 1547, and his third wife Jane Seymour
  • King Charles I, executed January 30, 1649
  • King George III, died January 29, 1820
  • King George IV, died June 26, 1830
  • King William IV, died June 20, 1837
  • King Edward VII, died May 6, 1910
  • King George V, died January 20, 1936

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