Where will Prince Philip be buried? Royal burial sites explained - from Queen Mother to King George

The duke, who will lie at rest in the private chapel at the castle before the funeral, is said to have asked for minimal fuss at his service

The Duke of Edinburgh’s ceremonial royal funeral will take place later today (17 April).

Prince Philip died on Friday 9 April, aged 99, at Windsor Castle.

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The plans are in line with his own personal wishes and the occasion will “recognise and celebrate” his life, as well as his “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen, after more than seven decades of service.

Following his funeral, the Duke of Edinburgh will be privately interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel – but this will not be his final resting place. (Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images)

So, where is Prince Philip going to be buried? Here is everything you need to know.

Where will the Duke of Edinburgh be buried?

On Saturday, the Queen and close members of her family will gather privately after the Duke’s funeral as the coffin is interred in the Royal Vault – a burial place set beneath St George’s Chapel.

The Royal Vault at Windsor was created between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820 and is one of three kings buried there.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9 at Windsor Castle (Getty).

Others buried there include George III’s wife Queen Charlotte and their daughter Princess Amelia, George IV’s daughter Princess Charlotte and Queen Victoria’s father the Duke of Kent.

But this will not be Prince Philip’s final resting place.

Where will his body be moved to?

When the Queen dies, Philip will then be transferred to the gothic church’s King George VI memorial chapel to lie alongside his wife of 73 years - which will be his final resting place.

Where is King George and The Queen Mother buried?

The tiny chapel also houses the remains of the Queen’s father George VI and the Queen Mother.

Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, was cremated and her ashes were initially placed in the Royal Vault.

Her ashes were then moved to the same chapel as her parents’ coffins.

When is Prince Philip’s funeral?

Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, on Saturday 17 April.

It will start at 3pm, and a national minute’s silence will be held then to commemorate the duke.

On the day of the funeral, the period of national mourning will end.

What are the funeral arrangements?

The service will be a ceremonial royal funeral, instead of a state funeral which is typically reserved for monarchs.

The Queen Mother, who died on 30 March 2002, also received this type of funeral, as well as Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.

Philip’s funeral will also be much more understated than a typical royal funeral due to coronavirus restrictions on crowds and numbers attending services.

His coffin, in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, will be draped in his personal flag - his standard - representing elements of his life, from his Greek heritage to Edinburgh Castle.

And his naval cap and sword will also be laid on the coffin.

On the day of the funeral, the coffin will then be moved from the private chapel to the State Entrance of Windsor Castle.

It will be carried on a purpose-built Land Rover, which the duke was involved in designing, to St George’s Chapel.

The car will be flanked by military pallbearers, including the Royal Marines and other regiments associated with the duke, in a small ceremonial procession led by the band of the Grenadier Guards.

The route will be lined by personnel from the navy and the marines, as well as The Highlanders, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force.

Guns will then be fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, as a bell tolls in the Curfew Tower.

The coffin will be carried up the chapel steps when the Land Rover arrives, and will be met by the Dean of Windsor and Archbishop of Canterbury for the service.