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Queen Elizabeth II’s Final Resting Place is Marked With a New Ledger Stone

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Final Resting Place is Marked With a New Ledger Stone

The late monarch was buried alongside her husband, Prince Philip, and her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting site has been officially marked.

Buckingham Palace released a new image of the new ledger stone at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where the late monarch was interred last Monday. The stone—which is made of Belgian black marble with brass letter inlays to match the previous ledger—now includes the dates of birth and death for King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip.

In a photo provided by the Palace, several wreaths from family members are lain around the ledger, including the wreath from King Charles, which laid on top of the queen’s coffin during the funeral procession, and a blue and white wreath from the Sussex family.

The King George VI Memorial Chapel was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth in 1962 as a burial place for her father. It was designed by George Pace, and construction was completed in 1969. The ashes of the late queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, are also in the chapel, located in the ledge against the wall in the left side of the image.

The late sovereign was laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor last Monday, following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey. The monarch’s Committal Service was the first to be televised, and was attended by the Queen’s four children—King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward—as well as Prince William, Prince Harry, and other members of the royal family.

Following the funeral services, the late monarch received a private burial at the memorial chapel, per an announcement from Buckingham Palace.

“This evening a Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor.The Queen will be Laid to Rest with her late husband The Duke of Edinburgh, alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret,” the message read.


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