The Queen’s final resting place is marked with a simple slab that reunites her with her beloved husband and parents for eternity.
The 96-year-old sovereign was inducted into a moving private ceremony at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor on Monday night.
There, a ledger stone – an inscribed slab laid in the floor – was formerly marked on black Belgian marble with the names of the Queen’s parents in gold letters.
Tonight Buckingham Palace revealed that a new slab was installed overnight with the names of the late monarch, her husband and parents along with the dates of her birth and death.
In order, it reads George VI 1895–1952, Elizabeth 1900–2002, Elizabeth II 1926–2022, Philip 1921–2021.
A single metal garter star between the two pairs is the insignia of the Order of the Garter, the nation’s oldest and greatest order of chivalry.
All four were members of the order and St George’s Chapel, where the Memorial Chapel is located, is its spiritual home.
A stone slab engraved with the names of Queen Elizabeth II, her late husband Prince Philip and their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth has been installed at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
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Her Majesty was interred with her husband, Prince Philip, and her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Pictured: A stone at the George VI Memorial Chapel at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, where the Queen Mother was laid to rest in 2002
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is lowered during her service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Monday afternoon
The humble stone annexe, which can be seen through a metal gate inside St George’s Chapel, also contains the ashes of the late emperor’s sister Margaret.
The public will be able to see the Queen’s final resting place from next week but will have to pay for the privilege, it may be revealed.
The chapel, which is currently closed during the royal morning period, will reopen to visitors on Thursday 29 September as part of a general tour of Windsor Castle, costing £28.50 for adults and £15.50 for children. Is.
The palace is only open five days a week from Thursday to Monday – but St. George’s Chapel is closed to the public on Sundays as a place of worship.
Castle Tours are run by the Royal Collection Trust (RCT), a registered charity and a department of the Royal Households. No profit is maintained by the royal family.
The proceeds from logging and other business activities are used for the maintenance of the Royal Collection, one of the largest and most important art collections in the world and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact.
Containing thousands of artifacts and antiquities, the collection is not owned by the king as a private individual, but is placed in trust by the sovereign for his heirs and the nation.
Its treasures are spread across about 15 royal residences and former residences across Britain, most of which are regularly open to the public.
Some may wonder, however, that those who want to see and pay respect to the Queen’s resting place will have to pay to do so.
However, sources insist that RCT is a charity and the pandemic has resulted in a loss of £30 million.
There is also the possibility that St George’s Chapel may be overrun with mourners, especially because the family memorial is so small and visitors can only see into it through a small metal gate.
Given that 250,000 well-wishers queued up for 14 hours to see the Queen lying down in the kingdom, Windsor staff could face long waiting lines and roadblocks.
A private service, which was due to begin at 7.30 pm, went out of the public eye last night where King Charles buried his mother the Queen. This rarely seen photo from 1947 was released last night
King Charles III places the Queen’s Company Camp Color of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin of the Queen in Monday’s Committed Service
The new monarch was teary-eyed as she bids farewell to her mother at the Commitment Service on Monday afternoon at St George’s Chapel in Windsor
Members of the public threw flowers and bouquets that covered the Royal Horse as the Queen arrived in Windsor on Monday afternoon
However, an RCT spokesperson insisted that a limited number of palace tickets are sold in 15-minute slots every day.
George VI died in February 1952 at the age of only 56 – a moment the Queen always marked in private at her Sandringham estate. His mother died in March 2002 at the age of 101. The Queen lost her sister, Princess Margaret, last month at the age of 71.
King George’s coffin was originally kept in the Royal Vault. But since he wished to rest in his chapel with his beloved wife, a memorial chapel named after him was built in 1969 by his eldest daughter.
His resting place was marked by a black ledge with the inscriptions King George VI 1895–1952 and Elizabeth 1900–2002 in gold letters. Margaret’s ashes were initially kept in the Royal Vault before being moved to the memorial chapel weeks after the Queen Mother’s death.
After a historic state funeral in London and a ceremony in Windsor on Monday, the late Queen’s coffin was moved to the vault but later brought back with Prince Philip, who died last April at the age of 99 Went.
His remains were then buried in the small family memorial annex built on the north side of St George’s Chapel.
Their coffins were lowered slowly 18 feet to lay one on top of the other, supported by a metal frame, 10 by 14 feet inside the chamber.
An RCT spokesperson said that visitors would not be able to bring flowers inside the palace.