Windsor Fort: Queen’s Favorite Residence To Be Her Ultimate Resting Place

Windsor Fort is the resting place of many British kings and queens. (File)


Queen Elizabeth will probably be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip in a small chapel within the grounds of Windsor Fort in a personal ceremony after her state funeral on Monday.

Her dad and mom had been additionally laid to relaxation in St. George’s Chapel.

Elizabeth’s funeral will probably be held at Westminster Abbey, earlier than the coffin is pushed to Windsor Fort, simply west of London.

* Windsor Fort is the resting place of greater than a dozen English and British kings and queens. Most are buried in St. George’s Chapel, together with Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649.

* Based by William the Conqueror within the eleventh Century, it’s the oldest and largest occupied fort on the planet, in keeping with the Royal Assortment Belief web site. It has been the house of 40 monarchs, together with Queen Elizabeth.

* Work started on St. George’s Chapel in 1475 beneath Edward IV, and it accommodates relics together with the Cross Gneth – which legend says consists of a part of the cross Jesus was crucified on – and a sword Edward III purportedly utilized in battle.

* Queen Elizabeth commissioned the King George VI memorial chapel, named for her father, which is subsequent to the quire of the primary chapel, in 1962. It’s the place he and his spouse, the Queen Mom, are interred, together with their youthful daughter Princess Margaret.

* The coffin of Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021, final yr, has been saved in a Royal Vault in order that he may be buried alongside the queen.

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