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Where Will The Queen Be Buried? See Her Special Final Resting Place

She'll be reunited with two of the most important people in her life.
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The body of Queen Elizabeth II has travelled the length of the UK following her death in Balmoral, Scotland on September 8. Many of her immediate family members have travelled with her, while hundreds of thousands of people have come from near and far to view her coffin. Marking the last of the events is her burial at Windsor Castle, which took place on September 19.

As with all royal monarchs, the events following their passing are pre-planned to the smallest details, and her burial is no different. Following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey, a grand procession out to Windsor Castle began. Below, everything you need to know about her final resting place. 

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Where is the Queen buried? 

The Queen will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St James’ Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Also in the vault are the remains of the Queen’s beloved father, King George VI, as well as her mother, Elizabeth and sister, Princess Margaret.

It is also expected that the Queen’s late husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in 2021, will be moved from the royal vault at Windsor to the Memorial Chapel. The Queen famously once said Philip was her “strength and stay”, and their final resting place side by side is no doubt a comfort for her surviving family

In total, 24 members of the royal family are buried at St. George’s Chapel. 

Inside St. George’s Chapel (Credit: Getty)

St George’s Chapel also holds major significance within the royal family for several less sombre reasons. It was the location of choice for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in 2018, and a few months later, Eugenie married her long time partner, Jack Brooksbank there. 

Several major royal christenings have been held there over the years as well—most recently, the christening of Archie Harrison, the son of Harry and Meghan. 

Buckingham Palace describes the chapel as: “Built by kings, shaped by the history of the Royal Family and still the location for both splendid Royal events and private family moments.” 

While most of the events following the Queen’s death have been public facing, her final burial in the Memorial Chapel will be a private ceremony with close family members in attendance. It’s a fitting way to say goodbye to the Monarch—while she meant a lot to many, none knew her like her closest relatives. 

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