Where will the Queen be buried? Will Queen Elizabeth II be buried next to her late husband Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest alongside her mother and father, King George following her death, aged 96

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on 8 September, will be held today (19 September) at Westminster Abbey.

The service will last roughly one hour and be followed by a grand funeral procession across London before a private service is held and the Queen’s coffin is interred.

The Queen was the world’s longest serving monarch and reigned over the UK for 70 years, during which time she met 13 serving US presidents and appointed 15 British Prime Ministers.

Queen Elizabeth II has passed awayQueen Elizabeth II has passed away
Queen Elizabeth II has passed away

Where will the Queen be buried?

Following the queen’s death, her coffin was transported by train across Scotland form Balmoral to Edinburgh, where it will lie at rest.

This follows Operation Unicorn, which was instigated because she passed away at Balmoral, her residence near Aberdeen.

On Tuesday, her coffin was flown to London to lie in state in the Palace of Westminster - Westminster Hall was open to the public for 24 hours a day and thousands of people queued for just as long to see the coffin.

The Queen’s state funeral will take place today and her coffin will be buried at King George VI memorial chapel within St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside her parents who were also laid to rest there. The chapel was completed in 1969.

The funeral of Prince Philip in 2021The funeral of Prince Philip in 2021
The funeral of Prince Philip in 2021

The Queen’s father was King George VI, who died in 1952 aged 56, and her mother was Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who died in 2002 at the age of 101.

The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret died in 2002 aged 7 and her ashes are also housed at the chapel.

Windsor Castle is a royal residence in Berkshire which dates back to the 11th century and was originally built after the Norman Conquest.

It was used as a refuge by the royal family during the Blitz and has been the primary residence of Queen Elizabeth II since 2011.

Where is Prince Philip buried?

Prince Philip passed away in April 2021 aged 99 and was privately interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Other royals who are buried in the royal vault include King George III, IV, and V, and King William IV.

Following the Queen’s funeral and burial, Philip’s coffin will be moved to the King George VI chapel to join his wife. The royal couple had been married for 73 years when Philip passed away.

Where will King Charles be buried?

Charles became king the moment that his mother, Queen Elizabeth II died.

When King Charles dies he is expected to also be buried alongside his mother and father at King George VI memorial chapel.

There is reportedly room for six coffins at the chapel - King George VI, the Queen Mother already reside there and will shortly be joined by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.