Queen Elizabeth II’s remaining resting place revealed in new Windsor Citadel {photograph} | CNN


2022-09-25 00:29:25


Buckingham Palace has launched {a photograph} of Queen Elizabeth II’s remaining resting place inside St. George’s Chapel following her interment in Windsor on Monday.

An engraved ledger stone that includes the identify of the late monarch was put in within the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex to the principle chapel, on Monday night after a personal service attended by her household.

The slab is hand-carved from Belgian black marble and options brass letter inlays studying the names of her mother and father – King George VI and Queen Elizabeth – adopted by the late Queen’s identify together with that of her husband, Prince Philip. A garter star separates the 2 royal {couples}, and the years of start and demise have been inscribed subsequent to every identify.

The 4 royals had been members of the Order of the Garter, the nation’s most senior order of chivalry that dates again to medieval occasions and the reign of King Edward III. The group’s members are personally chosen by the sovereign in recognition of a person’s service to the nation and contains a number of members of the royal household, former prime ministers and different senior figures. The order’s religious house is St. George’s Chapel.

The Queen was laid to relaxation, after an elaborate state funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey attended by leaders from the world over. Greater than 26 million individuals in the UK tuned in to look at the funeral service on Monday, the primary to be televised for a British monarch.

When the Queen’s husband of 73 years Prince Philip died in April 2021, his coffin was initially positioned within the Royal Vault, set under St. George’s, the place it remained till it might be relocated to the memorial chapel upon the Queen’s demise. The ashes of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, are additionally interred within the chapel.

Royal residences, together with Windsor Citadel, have been closed for the reason that monarch’s demise on September 8. However most people will have the ability to go to the Queen’s resting place when the fortress reopens on September 29.

Some areas inside royal residences reopened to vacationers on Thursday, together with the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, in accordance with the Royal Assortment Belief. Nevertheless, Buckingham Palace’s summer season opening of the State Rooms and Royal Mews won’t return this yr.

Moreover, particular shows marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Citadel and the Palace of Holyroodhouse won’t reopen to the general public, the belief added.

A new portrait of King Charles III shows him carrying out official government duties from his red box at Buckingham Palace, London.

The {photograph} of the ledger stone comes a day after Buckingham Palace launched a brand new portrait of King Charles III with the sovereign’s signature pink packing containers.

The picture was taken by Britain’s PA Photos and reveals Charles at work final week.

“The picture was taken within the Eighteenth Century Room at Buckingham Palace final week and reveals His Majesty The King finishing up official authorities duties from The King’s Pink Field,” the palace mentioned in a press release.

The pink packing containers comprise vital papers from authorities ministers within the UK and from representatives throughout the Commonwealth and past.

“The paperwork are despatched from the Personal Secretary’s Workplace to The King, wherever he could also be in residence, in a locked pink despatch field,” it added.

Within the background behind the brand new monarch is a black and white {photograph} of the late monarch and Duke of Edinburgh, which was a Christmas present to the couple from King George VI in 1951.

Watch key moments from Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

The royal household are observing an extra week of mourning after the state funeral on the King’s request. Charles III has now reportedly returned to Scotland with the Queen Consort to grieve privately.

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