Queen's grave pictured for first time as she joins Prince Philip after more than a year apart

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By Asiya Ali

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Queen Elizabeth II's grave has been revealed for the first time, with her coffin finally at rest alongside her late husband Prince Philip.

The picture of the late Queen's final resting place was released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday (September 24) and shows her tombstone surrounded by flowers and the names of her beloved family.

The grave carries the names: "George VI 1895-1952", "Elizabeth 1900-2002", "Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022" and "Philip 1921-2021".

The new ledger stone was installed in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George's Chapel, where the longest reigning British monarch was buried on Monday (September 19).

Check out a picture of the grave below:

The Memorial Chapel which is the resting place of the late Queen, her husband, and her parents, is a chapel without a bishop or archbishop, per the Daily Star.

However, the royal building is governed by the Dean and Canons of Windsor and is also still committed to the late Sovereign.

The grave ledger, surrounded by floral wreaths, also sits beside one honoring Princess Margaret, the queen’s late sister, who died in 2002.

After Her Majesty's death on September 8, the royal family confirmed that her casket would be "buried together" with the late Duke of Edinburgh.

Philip died on April 9th, 2021 at the age of 99, and his family - his late wife, their four children, and eight grandchildren - attended an intimate funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17.

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Due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions back then, the memorial plans had been scaled back, which meant that the late Duke was unable to have a state funeral.

After the beloved Queen's death earlier, Buckingham Palace announced they would move the late prince's coffin so that he would be reunited with his wife after her own funeral.

The late monarch - who is succeeded by her eldest son King Charles III - was laid to rest at a state funeral attended by members of the royal family and visiting dignitaries at Westminster Abbey in London.

There was also a committal service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and a private burial conducted by the Dean of Windsor took place later that evening. It was attended by her loved ones.

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The Royal family will continue its period of mourning for Her Majesty until seven days after the funeral.

In the meantime, photos were released on social media this week of King Charles III with his red box. The picture shows the new King carrying out official government duties in the Eighteenth Century Room at the palace last week.

Red boxes possess documents from government ministers in the United Kingdom and the realms, as well as Commonwealth representatives, per the Independent.

The papers are transmitted from the private secretary’s office to the King - wherever he is around the world - in a sealed red despatch box.

These include documents that require a signature, briefing documents, and details on upcoming meetings.

Featured image credit: John Beasley / Alamy

Queen's grave pictured for first time as she joins Prince Philip after more than a year apart

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By Asiya Ali

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Queen Elizabeth II's grave has been revealed for the first time, with her coffin finally at rest alongside her late husband Prince Philip.

The picture of the late Queen's final resting place was released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday (September 24) and shows her tombstone surrounded by flowers and the names of her beloved family.

The grave carries the names: "George VI 1895-1952", "Elizabeth 1900-2002", "Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022" and "Philip 1921-2021".

The new ledger stone was installed in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George's Chapel, where the longest reigning British monarch was buried on Monday (September 19).

Check out a picture of the grave below:

The Memorial Chapel which is the resting place of the late Queen, her husband, and her parents, is a chapel without a bishop or archbishop, per the Daily Star.

However, the royal building is governed by the Dean and Canons of Windsor and is also still committed to the late Sovereign.

The grave ledger, surrounded by floral wreaths, also sits beside one honoring Princess Margaret, the queen’s late sister, who died in 2002.

After Her Majesty's death on September 8, the royal family confirmed that her casket would be "buried together" with the late Duke of Edinburgh.

Philip died on April 9th, 2021 at the age of 99, and his family - his late wife, their four children, and eight grandchildren - attended an intimate funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17.

wp-image-1263103335 size-full
Credit: PA/Alamy

Due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions back then, the memorial plans had been scaled back, which meant that the late Duke was unable to have a state funeral.

After the beloved Queen's death earlier, Buckingham Palace announced they would move the late prince's coffin so that he would be reunited with his wife after her own funeral.

The late monarch - who is succeeded by her eldest son King Charles III - was laid to rest at a state funeral attended by members of the royal family and visiting dignitaries at Westminster Abbey in London.

There was also a committal service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and a private burial conducted by the Dean of Windsor took place later that evening. It was attended by her loved ones.

wp-image-1263169855 size-full
Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

The Royal family will continue its period of mourning for Her Majesty until seven days after the funeral.

In the meantime, photos were released on social media this week of King Charles III with his red box. The picture shows the new King carrying out official government duties in the Eighteenth Century Room at the palace last week.

Red boxes possess documents from government ministers in the United Kingdom and the realms, as well as Commonwealth representatives, per the Independent.

The papers are transmitted from the private secretary’s office to the King - wherever he is around the world - in a sealed red despatch box.

These include documents that require a signature, briefing documents, and details on upcoming meetings.

Featured image credit: John Beasley / Alamy