| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Buckingham Palace issues photo of Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place

Buckingham Palace released a photo taken from Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place at the Windsor royal chapel, which shows a ledger stone bearing her name, as well as the names of her parents, husband, and son Prince Philip.

The stone, which is constructed of black Belgian marble, is located in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which was built by Queen Elizabeth in 1962 as a final resting place for her father, George VI. Following a formal funeral in Westminister Abbey on Monday, the queen was laid to rest there.

The brass lettering on the stone reads “George VI 1895-1952 / Elizabeth 1900-2002” on the top two lines, followed by a garter star and then “Elizabeth II 1926-2022 / Philip 1921-2021” on the bottom two lines.

Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, is also interred at the chapel, at Windsor Castle west of London.

Elizabeth died on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle, her summer home in the Scottish highlands, after 70 years on the throne. Her son Charles has become king.

  • Reuters