Prince Philips coffin to be buried alongside the Queen after 17 months in a vault
Queen Elizabeth II is set to be reunited with her beloved husband Prince Philip, as the late monarch is to be buried next to him following her state funeral.
The Queen passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday 8 September at her Scottish residence Balmoral Castle and her funeral is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 September. Following this, Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Since his death in April last year, her husband of over 70 years, Prince Philip, has been at rest in the Royal Vault – a burial chamber in the grounds of the chapel. On Monday his coffin will be brought to St George's Chapel and he will be buried alongside the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II's parents, George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, are already buried at the complex, alongside her sister, Princess Margaret.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh in King George VI’s chapel in Windsor Castle, with a private service taking place at 7.30pm on Monday after her state funeral.
The Queen is currently lying-in-state in Westminster Hall, where the public can pay their respects and say one final goodbye.
The late monarch will remain there until a few hours before her funeral begins on 19 September at Westminster Abbey. Funeral guests will begin arriving at Westminster Abbey as early as 8am, before the funeral itself starts at 11am.
King Charles III and members of the royal family will walk behind the Queen’s coffin to Wellington Arch when it leaves Westminster Abbey on Monday after the funeral takes place.
It will then be taken on its final journey to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, for a committal service at 4pm followed by a private burial later in the evening.
Heads of state and government representatives from overseas are to attend the Queen's funeral, along with foreign royal families, governors general and prime ministers, as they gather at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
These members will “travel under collective arrangements” to the Abbey, the Earl Marshal said.
The proceedings will begin at 10.44am, with King Charles once again leading his family in a march behind the Queen’s coffin as it is moved from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey at 10.44am for the Queen’s funeral service.
He will walk alongside the Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex and behind the quartet will be the Queen’s grandsons Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.
The group will be followed by the Queen's son-in-law Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousin, and her nephew the Earl of Snowdon.
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