Queen Elizabeth II to be reunited with Prince Philip as burial spot confirmed

The late Queen Elizabeth II will be buried in the King George VI memorial chapel and her late husband Prince Philip will be transferred to rest by her side.

Elizabeth will be reunited with her husband after he passed away back in April 2021.

The coffin of the former Duke of Edinburgh, who died at age 99, was originally placed on a marble slab in the Royal Vault beneath St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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A reporter managed to peek into the iconic vault before George IV's funeral in 1830, according to The Times of London.

He said that inside the gates "were seen some of the richly ornamented coffins of the royal family on the shelves between the gothic octagon-shaped columns."

"The reflection of lamp light upon these coffins irradiated the gloom of the tomb-house," he added.

"The coffins of George III and the Princess Charlotte were seen more plainly than the others. There is no coffin at present on the 12 low tombs in the centre of the mausoleum, which are intended to take the remains of sovereigns. His late Majesty's will be the first," he added.

The King George VI memorial chapel, where the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will rest together, also houses the remains of the Queen's late father George VI, the Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret.

The central feature of the chapel is a black stone slab placed into the floor, inscribed with 'George VI’ and ‘Elizabeth’ in gold lettering along with their birth and death dates.

George VI died in 1952 but was first interred in the Royal Vault and transferred to the memorial chapel 17 years later, in 1969.

His coffin remains covered by the royal standard that was used at his funeral.

The Royal Vault was created between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820.

Other kings, like George IV and William IV, have also been buried in the vault.

The Duke of Edinburgh's mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was also laid there from her death in 1969 until her burial in Jerusalem in 1988, the Express reported.

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