Queen Elizabeth II to be laid to rest beside late husband Prince Philip

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Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest next to her late beloved husband Prince Philip at the King George VI memorial chapel at Windsor Castle.

Preparations for the late Queen's funeral are underway, as the nation mourns the loss of the longest-serving monarch in British history.

Her Majesty's late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, died in April 2021 at the age of 99 and is buried at the Royal Vault in Windsor Castle. His remains will now be moved so he can be laid to rest with his wife of 73 years.

Per The Sun, is reported that Prince Philip's remains will be transferred to the St George’s Chapel - named after the late Queen's father King George VI - following her death on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96.

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Philip and Her Royal Highness will lie together in perpetuity, and be joined by her parents, George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as well as The Queen’s sister Margaret, who died in 2002.

Queen Elizabeth II's successor, King Charles III, is expected to meet with newly appointed prime minister Liz Truss before meeting with Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, who is arranging funeral plans.

During the new monarch's Ascension Council ceremony on Saturday, it was confirmed that the late queen's funeral will be a Bank Holiday.

Although a date for the Queen's funeral has not been revealed, it is believed to be around 10 days after her passing.

Her Majesty's coffin will be taken to Buckingham Palace and brought to Westminster Hall, where she is slated to lie in state for three days before a funeral.

Her funeral is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey. The service will be televised and a national two minutes silence will also be held.

After the service, the beloved longest-reining British monarch's coffin will be taken to Windsor Castle for a committal service ahead of her burial in the castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel.

A private service regarding the late Prince Phillip will be held for the family before his coffin is moved to rest beside his wife eternally.

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Queen Elizabeth II's passing comes after her family, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William, Prince Andrew, and Prince Harry, flew to Scotland to be by her side after doctors confirmed they were "concerned" for her health.

In an unfortunate statement, it was confirmed by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty Elizabeth II had passed away peacefully in her residence of Balmoral, Scotland.

The new King gave a somber statement as he led the nation in mourning, writing: "The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

"During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held," he concluded.

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Queen Elizabeth II to be laid to rest beside late husband Prince Philip

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest next to her late beloved husband Prince Philip at the King George VI memorial chapel at Windsor Castle.

Preparations for the late Queen's funeral are underway, as the nation mourns the loss of the longest-serving monarch in British history.

Her Majesty's late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, died in April 2021 at the age of 99 and is buried at the Royal Vault in Windsor Castle. His remains will now be moved so he can be laid to rest with his wife of 73 years.

Per The Sun, is reported that Prince Philip's remains will be transferred to the St George’s Chapel - named after the late Queen's father King George VI - following her death on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96.

wp-image-1263168668 size-full
Credit: Keystone Press / Alamy

Philip and Her Royal Highness will lie together in perpetuity, and be joined by her parents, George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as well as The Queen’s sister Margaret, who died in 2002.

Queen Elizabeth II's successor, King Charles III, is expected to meet with newly appointed prime minister Liz Truss before meeting with Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, who is arranging funeral plans.

During the new monarch's Ascension Council ceremony on Saturday, it was confirmed that the late queen's funeral will be a Bank Holiday.

Although a date for the Queen's funeral has not been revealed, it is believed to be around 10 days after her passing.

Her Majesty's coffin will be taken to Buckingham Palace and brought to Westminster Hall, where she is slated to lie in state for three days before a funeral.

Her funeral is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey. The service will be televised and a national two minutes silence will also be held.

After the service, the beloved longest-reining British monarch's coffin will be taken to Windsor Castle for a committal service ahead of her burial in the castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel.

A private service regarding the late Prince Phillip will be held for the family before his coffin is moved to rest beside his wife eternally.

wp-image-1263168665 size-full
Credit: Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo / Alamy

Queen Elizabeth II's passing comes after her family, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William, Prince Andrew, and Prince Harry, flew to Scotland to be by her side after doctors confirmed they were "concerned" for her health.

In an unfortunate statement, it was confirmed by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty Elizabeth II had passed away peacefully in her residence of Balmoral, Scotland.

The new King gave a somber statement as he led the nation in mourning, writing: "The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

"During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held," he concluded.

Featured image credit: Newsphoto / Alamy