The Queen will join a long list of royalty buried at St George's Chapel

by 24britishtvSept. 19, 2022, 4:20 p.m. 15
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The Queen will be interred in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II in 1962, the King George VI Chapel was designed to hold members of her immediate family.

St George’s Chapel itself is the resting place of many monarchs from throughout history, and has been the site of notable royal ceremonies, including the funeral of Prince Philip and the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Who is buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel?

Both of the Queen’s parents are buried in the tiny chapel, alongside the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret.

The Queen will be laid to rest next to her parents and sister after the private family funeral, as the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin is brought to join her.

He was interred at the Royal Vault, below St George’s Chapel, following his death in April 2021.

Who is buried in the Royal Vault?

The chapel itself contains several separate burial places, such as the Royal Vault, the Altar, and the Albert Memorial Chapel.

The Vault was constructed between 1804 and 1810 under the orders of George III.
• Prince Alfred, son of George III (d.1782, placed in vault 1820)
• Prince Octavius, son of George III (d.1783, placed in vault 1820)
• Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, grandfather of Queen Mary (d.1850, placed in vault 1930)
• Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge, grandmother of Queen Mary (d.1889, placed in vault 1930)

Who is buried in St George’s Chapel?

Monarchs from throughout history have been buried in St George’s chapel, which was completed during the reign of King Henry VIII.

Within the main chapel are the tombs of 10 sovereigns – including Edward IV, Henry VI, Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, Charles I, who was beheaded, George III, George IV, William IV, Edward VII and George V.

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