Where will the Queen be buried? Why the Royal Vault will not be his final resting place


Queen Elizabeth’s coffin will arrive in Windsor on Monday. This will complete its long journey from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh, then Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey, and finally to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Thousands of mourners lined the streets to pay their last respects to the Queen after her funeral in the morning.

After the applause and pageantry of the state funeral at Westminster, attended by world leaders, a more intimate committal service will be held at St. George’s at 4pm (11am ET).

At the end of the service, the Queen’s coffin will be lowered into the Royal Chamber, the resting place of many past kings. Under the chapel George III, IV. and there are kings V, Gilen IV and others. Last year Prince Felipe, the Queen’s husband, was also killed there.

As the Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault, the Dean of Windsor will recite a Psalm, before pronouncing the styles and titles of the Queen’s Garter King of the Arms. This will be the end of the public events dedicated to him.

However, the vault will not be his final resting place. A private funeral service will be held for the royal family later on Monday evening, when the Queen is to be moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel. Here the Queen’s coffin will join her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Prince Philip’s coffin will also be moved so that the Queen can die alongside her beloved husband of 73 years.

Although closed for Monday’s private ceremony, the Chapel is normally open to the public, meaning Britons can visit the Queen’s final resting place to pay their respects.