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Queen reunited with Philip in tiny King George VI Memorial Chapel



The Queen has been reunited together with her beloved husband the Duke of Edinburgh, interred alongside him within the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The King and the royal household gathered for a non-public burial service on Monday in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, following the Queen’s state funeral and committal service.

The tiny King George VI Memorial Chapel homes the stays of the Queen’s father George VI, her mom the Queen Mom and sister Princess Margaret.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been married for greater than 70 years (Tim Graham/PA)

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When Philip died 17 months in the past, his coffin was interred within the Royal Vault of St George’s – able to be moved to the memorial chapel when the Queen died.

An announcement on the royal household’s official web site stated: “The Queen was buried along with The Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel.”

The assertion stated the burial service, which befell at 7.30pm, was carried out by the Dean of Windsor.

A senior palace official had stated beforehand that the service and burial can be “completely personal, given it’s a deeply private household event”.

The George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel (Tim Ockenden/PA)

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The central function of the pale stone memorial chapel annexe, which was added on to the north aspect of St George’s behind the North Quire Aisle in 1969, is a black stone slab set into the ground.

It’s inscribed with “George VI” and “Elizabeth” in gold lettering and accompanied by their years of start and dying.

Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, was cremated and her ashes have been initially positioned within the Royal Vault, earlier than being moved to the George VI memorial chapel together with her dad and mom’ coffins when the Queen Mom died weeks later.

The princess needed to be cremated as a result of she discovered the choice royal burial floor at Frogmore in Windsor Nice Park too “gloomy”.

Woman Glenconner, a lifelong pal of the princess, stated in 2002 that the princess most well-liked the memorial chapel.

“She informed me that she discovered Frogmore very gloomy,” Woman Glenconner stated. “I feel she’d prefer to be with the late king, which she’s going to now be. There’s room I feel for her to be with him now.”

George VI died in 1952, however was first interred within the Royal Vault and moved to the memorial chapel when it was constructed 17 years later.

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