Queen Elizabeth II died at the start of September after a long, prosperous life. Although 96 years old, she was Britain’s longest reigning monarch which makes her death all the more tragic for citizens.
The queen’s death helped to solidify it, with Elizabeth being buried on Monday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. On Saturday, a brand-new huge ledger stone was placed over the Queen Mother’s tomb, placing her name alongside her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and late husband Prince Philip.
Following the interment of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, a ledger stone was installed at the King George VI Memorial Chapel. The King George VI Memorial Chapel is located within St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
A ledger stone has been installed at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, following the interment of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
The King George VI Memorial Chapel sits within the walls of St George’s Chapel, Windsor. pic.twitter.com/5GdsGoTb27
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As stated by CNN, the new headstone is expertly crafted out of Belgian black marble and New Zealand brass. A garterbelt separates the two couples on the stone while their respective birth dates and death dates are placed underneath their names.
The garter references the Order of the Garter, a chivalric order dating back to medieval times under Edward III in the 1300s. All four were members of this group and members are sovereign’s personal choice “recognition of an individual’s service to the nation.” Other members include fellow royal family member, former prime ministers, and other esteemed figures from across U.K society. St. George Chapel is where order gathers for spiritual reasons .
The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a significant event in British history. The queen’s funeral was watched by 26 million people in the United Kingdom, making it the first televised funeral for a British monarch. This means that she may be viewed as the first monarch to pass away under the watchful eye of the internet and tabloid industry.
According to CNN, Prince Philip was moved into St. George’s following his death in April 2021, but he wasn’t placed in the memorial chapel until now. Queen Elizabeth II’s late husband was removed from the Royal Vault beneath St. George’s and relocated to join her after she died.
The Royal Family will also be there as well, and you’ll have the chance to pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth II in person when Windsor Castle reopens on September 29th. With respect to the queen, most Royal dwellings and buildings throughout England reopened this week, after closing on September 8.
The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland will all reopen on Thursday, according to the Royal Collection Trust.
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