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Names of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip inscribed collectively on Windsor Fort gravestone – The Telegraph


The names of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, whose identify is written merely as “Philip”, have been inscribed collectively on a brand new gravestone, becoming a member of her mom and father within the Windsor Fort chapel where she was buried on Monday.

The Queen was laid to relaxation along with the Duke of Edinburgh in a non-public night service, attended by the King and her closest household, following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey and committal service in Windsor.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the inscription on the ledger stone in the King George VI Memorial Chapel now has the names of the Queen, her husband and her dad and mom together with their years of start and loss of life.

The stone, which is new, has changed the black stone slab set into the ground that had featured the names George VI and Elizabeth in gold lettering.

It comprises, in checklist type, George VI 1895-1952 and Elizabeth 1900-2002, adopted by a metallic Garter Star after which Elizabeth II 1926-2022 and Philip 1921-2021. All 4 had been members of the Order of the Garter, which has St George’s Chapel as its non secular house.

When the Duke of Edinburgh died 17 months in the past, his coffin was interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s, able to be moved to the memorial chapel – an annexe added on to the north aspect of the constructing behind the North Quire Aisle in 1969 – when the Queen died.


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