Queen Elizabeth II will be buried next to her husband and parents

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:30 p.m.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on it to St George’s Chapel, Windsor. / Photo: AP

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on it to St George’s Chapel, Windsor. / Photo: AP

Following a lavish state funeral, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in an intimate ceremony away from the chambers at Windsor Castle, alongside her late husband and parents. King Charles III and other royals will gather for the ceremony Monday night at St. George’s Chapel, a Gothic church on the grounds of Windsor Castle where royal weddings, baptisms and burials have been held since the 19th century. XV.

It is the final resting place of 10 British monarchs, including Henry VIII and the beheaded Charles I. Elizabeth II’s parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, were buried there along with the ashes of Princess Margaret, the sister queen’s junior. It is also the birthplace of the Order of the Garter, an ancient order of knights founded by King Edward III in 1348.

There last year the queen gave her last goodbye to her husband, King Felipe, at a funeral with strong measures against COVID-19 in which only 30 people were allowed to be present at the same time. On Monday night the queen’s coffin will be laid to rest alongside Philip’s remains in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex within the chapel.

That place, along with Windsor Palace, were prominent in the queen’s life. It was there that she celebrated many Easters and where three of her grandchildren got married: Prince Harry with Meghan Markle in 2018; Princess Eugenie with Jack Brooksbank, and Peter Philips with Autumn Kelly there in 2008.

The queen spent most of her weekends in Windsor, a more secluded and quieter spot than Buckingham Palace in central London. The castle—reportedly the largest inhabited palace in the world—was also where Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret spent World War II when their parents were busy campaigning.

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