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Royal Family Reveals Queen Elizabeth II’s Final Resting Place; see image

Royal Family Reveals Queen Elizabeth II’s Final Resting Place; see image

Buckingham Palace released a photograph of the final resting place of the queen elizabeth II inside Saint George’s Chapel, after his burial in Windsor on Monday (19).

A record stone engraved with the late monarch’s name was installed in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex to the main chapel, on Monday night after a private service attended by his family.

The stone is hand-carved from black Belgian marble and features brass lettering with the names of her parents – King George VI and Queen Elizabeth – followed by the late Queen’s name along with that of her husband Prince Philip. A star symbol separates the two royal couples, and birth and death years are inscribed next to each name.

The four royals were members of the Order of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom, dating back to medieval times and the reign of King Edward III. The group’s members are personally chosen by the sovereign in recognition of an individual’s service to the nation and include various members of the royal family, former prime ministers and other important figures. The spiritual home of the order is Saint George’s Chapel.

The queen was laid to rest after an elaborate state funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey, attended by leaders from around the world. More than 26 million people in the UK tuned in to watch the funeral on Monday, the first to be televised for a British monarch.

When the Queen’s 73-year-old husband Prince Philip died in April 2021, his coffin was initially placed in the Royal Vault, situated below St. George, where he remained until he could be transferred to the memorial chapel after the Queen’s death. The ashes of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, are also buried in the chapel.

Royal residences, including Windsor Castle, have been closed since the monarch’s death on 8 September. But the general public will be able to visit the queen’s resting place when the castle reopens on September 29.

Some areas within the royal residences reopened to tourists on Thursday, including the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, according to the Royal Collection Trust. However, the summer opening of Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms and Royal Mews will not return this year.

In addition, special exhibits marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will not reopen to the public, he added.

The photograph of the site comes a day after Buckingham Palace released a new portrait of King Charles III with the sovereign’s signature red boxes.

The image was taken by PA Images of Great Britain and shows Charles at work last week.

“The image was taken in the 18th Century Room at Buckingham Palace last week and shows His Majesty the King performing official government duties with the King’s Red Box,” the palace said in a statement.

The red boxes contain important documents from UK government ministers and representatives from across the Commonwealth and beyond.

“Documents are sent from the Office of the Private Secretary to the King, wherever he resides, in a locked red dispatch box,” he added.

In the background behind the new monarch is a black and white photograph of the late monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh, which was a Christmas present for the couple of King George VI in 1951.

The royal family is observing another week of mourning after the state funeral, at the request of the king. Charles III would have already returned to Scotland with the queen consort to mourn in private.

Source: CNN Brasil