Where will the Queen be buried? Will she be buried with Prince Philip?

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Aged 96, the Queen dedicated her life to royal duty and was the UK’s longest reigning monarch. There is no doubt commemorations of her life will be grand – but just what will they entail, and will the Queen be buried with Philip? Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021, aged 99 after a short stay in hospital. Often described as the Queen’s “strength and stay”, Philip supported his wife through her staggering reign before retiring in August 2017.

His funeral took place at St George’s Chapel before he was laid to rest in the 200-year-old Royal Vault underneath the church.

The Queen’s final resting place is to be the King George VI memorial chapel – and the Duke of Edinburgh will be moved to join her.

Already interred in the vault are the Queen’s father George VI, her mother the Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret.

The vault was built around 1810 to 1814, and the first royal to be buried there was Queen Charlotte in 1818, the wife of King George III.

In a statement earlier today, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”

The Queen was the oldest and longest-serving British monarch in history, serving the country and the Commonwealth for over 70 years. 

The statement added that “the King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow”.

The Queen will lie in state at the Palace of Westminster for three days where the public will be able to visit her coffin, as early as next week.

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According to royal protocol, the Queen’s state funeral may take place within the next 10 to 12 days, which will also be known as a day of mourning. 

Her passing will also mark the start of a new royal era, with King Charles taking over from his late mother’s role as the monarch. 

The specific details of the late Queen’s funeral have not yet officially been announced.



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