Queen Elizabeth II has been buried alongside her beloved husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, during an intimate, and final send-off for the monarch at King George VI Memorial Chapel, Windsor. The late monarch’s coffin made its final journey to the resting place inside Windsor Castle on Monday afternoon. Following a Commital Service, attended by members of the Firm, royal staff past and present, and world leaders, the Queen was laid to rest in an intimate ceremony at 7:30pm – with just her nearest and dearest present.
The royal’s final resting place makes up part of St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The third and final service of the day, at the chapel, was attended by the Queen’s closest family and friends.
Although the chapel is closed for the private ceremony, ordinarily it is open to the public, meaning members of the public can visit the Queen’s final resting place to pay their respects.
Following her burial at the chapel, Prince Philip’s coffin is set to be moved from the Royal Vault to his final resting place, next to his beloved wife.
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Most notably was Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, which took place at the chapel in May 2018, but most recently was the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October 2019.
Earlier in the day, crowds lined the Long Walk to watch the procession as Her Majesty arrived at Windsor Castle, when her coffin was transported by state hearse after a funeral at Westminster Abbey.
King Charles III and his siblings – the Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex – had earlier marched behind their mother’s coffin as it travelled the short distance from Westminster Hall, where the Queen had been lying in state for four days, to the ancient Abbey.
After a long and heartfelt day celebrating the life of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, her closest family and friends said their final goodbyes at the intimate and private service at St George’s Chapel on Monday evening.