The Queen’s coffin lowered into the royal vault at St George’s Chapel

  • The Queen was lowered into the royal vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor after her state funeral.
  • The Queen’s coffin will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel – her final resting place.
  • Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried for the last time from the Royal Vault next to the Queen.

of Queen Elizabeth II The coffin is later lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel, Windsor a state funeral on Monday.

The queen’s coffin was placed on a marble slab in a part of the chapel known as the queerWhich was later lowered into the vault. Newly appointed King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla were among those who paid their last respects to the late monarch, who died at the age of 96 on 8 September.

In a statement sent to Insider on Thursday, Buckingham Palace representatives confirmed that the Queen’s coffin will be buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, the final resting place of her father, King George VI, who died in 1952. Good Housekeeping reported that The chapel was completed in 1969, After which the remains of its name were taken there from the Royal Vault.

The Queen's coffin begins to be lowered into the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

The Queen’s coffin begins to be lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the Queen’s only sibling Princess Margaret are also resting. Both died in 2002 According to The New York Times. The insider previously reported that Prince Philip, who was laid to rest in the Royal Vault after his funeral in April 2021, will be taken to the chapel. to be laid to rest with the queen,

The royal vault below St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

1884 illustration from the magazine The Graphic showing the Royal Vault under St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.


Illustration from the magazine The Graphic, Volume XXIX, n 750, April 12, 1884 via Getty Images.



A Buckingham Palace statement said a committed service took place at 4 p.m. BST, or 11 a.m. ET, with approximately 800 guests and was conducted by David Conner, Dean of Windsor, with the blessing of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. After this the queen was lowered into the vault.

The Queen's coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

The Queen’s coffin is being lowered into the royal vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

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The Queen received a state funeral at Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. BST, or 6 a.m. ET, attended by heads of state, world leaders, prime ministers and members of the royal family.

About 200 people identified on the Queen’s birthday honors list earlier this year were also in attendance, the palace statement said.

The state funeral was performed by the Dean of Westminster. During the service, the Prime Minister of the UK and the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth gave readings, while the Archbishop of Canterbury gave a sermon and commendation. The Dean of Westminster also blessed.

King Charles III places the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin during a service committed to Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel.

King Charles III places the colors of the Queen’s Company Camp of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin during the Commitment Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel.


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At the end of the funeral service, a two-minute silence was observed in Westminster Abbey and throughout Britain.

As stated in the Buckingham Palace statement, the Queen’s coffin traveled from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner, and then to Windsor for the Commitment Service at St George’s Chapel.

King Charles walks behind the coffin with Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward at Wellington Arch. He was followed by the Queen’s grandsons, Peter Phillips, Prince William and Prince Harry.

After a stop at Wellington Arch, the coffin was taken to Windsor, Berkshire, where the state chariot traveled through the Long Walk to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Buckingham Palace representatives also told Insider that at 7:30 p.m. BST, or 2:30 p.m. ET, the Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor. It will be in a private service to friends and family, out of the public eye, for the first time in his 70-year reign.

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