Queen Elizabeth II will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle, with the body of her late husband, Prince Philip, who will join her.
The funeral is expected to take place after Elizabeth’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Her parents, King George VI, who died in 1952, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, as well as her sister, Princess Margaret, who also died in 2002, are each interred at the King George VI Memorial. Chapel.
The remains of Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99, are still in the royal vault at St. George’s Chapel.
King George VI Memorial Chapel is part of St. George’s Chapel, the site of several royal burials.
Elizabeth died Thursday at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
“The Queen passed away peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon,” tweeted Her Majesty’s royal family, the longest reigning monarch in British history with 70 years on the throne.
“The King and Queen Consort remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
King Charles III responded to the death of his mother in an emotional message on Thursday.
“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” read a posted statement to the royal family’s social media accounts.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a beloved Sovereign and a dearly beloved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the rich and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was held so widely.”