Queen Elizabeth II to be laid to rest at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth to be laid to rest at Windsor Castle Windsor Castle, final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II

 

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be held today, Monday at Westminster Abbey, before the coffin is driven to Windsor Castle.

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Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest alongside her husband Prince Philip in a modest chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, in a private ceremony after her state funeral.

More than a dozen English and British monarchs and queens are buried at Windsor Castle.

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Most of them, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was killed in 1649, are buried in St. George’s Chapel.

According to the Royal Collection Trust website, it was founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and is the world’s oldest and largest occupied castle. It has housed 40 monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth.

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 Queen Elizabeth to be laid to rest at Windsor Castle

Work began on St. George’s Chapel in 1475 under Edward IV, and it contains relics including the Cross Gneth – which legend says includes part of the cross Jesus was crucified on – and a sword Edward III purportedly used in battle.

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Queen Elizabeth commissioned the King George VI memorial chapel, named for her father, which is next to the quire of the main chapel, in 1962. It is where he and his wife, the Queen Mother, are interred, along with their younger daughter Princess Margaret.

The coffin of Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021, last year, has been stored in a Royal Vault so that he can be buried alongside the queen.

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Queen Elizabeth’s parents were also laid to rest in St. George’s Chapel.

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