The Queen’s final resting place has been revealed in a new photo of her black marble tomb

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The first photo of Queen Elizabeth IIWindsor Castle’s final resting place has been revealed. The black Belgian marble plaque which now bears Queen Elizabeth’s name and marks her grave in the King George VI Memorial Chapel was seen for the first time by worshipers attending services this week, and a photograph taken of the area was obtained by Daily Mail and can be watched here. The new photo also marks the first time the late Queen’s name has been seen next to her husband Prince Philipthe name of who died in April 2021

Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8 as the longest-reigning monarch the UK has ever seen, is also buried with her parents, King George VI and Elizabeth the Queen Mother. As seen below, their names and years of birth and death are inscribed in gold at the top of the plaque, while their daughter’s and son-in-law’s names and years of birth and death are at the bottom. A metal Star of the Garter, the insignia of the Order of the Garter, separates the names. The Order of the Garter is Britain’s highest order of chivalry and was created by Edward III of England in 1348, acc Encyclopedia of World History. All four were members of the order.

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The names of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are engraved at the bottom of the grave marker (Image: Shutterstock)

A wreath specially chosen by Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, King Charles III, rests next to the marble. The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, is also buried with their parents, although her name is not on the grave.

More than a dozen English and British kings and queens have been laid to rest at Windsor, most of them at St. Reuters. However, the Queen commissioned the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which is next to the area housing the church choir and clergy at St George’s Chapel, in honor of her father, which is why the family are buried there. She commissioned the memorial chapel in 1962.

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Queen Elizabeth has died just under a year and a half after her husband Prince Philip died (Image: Shutterstock)

The Daily Mail spoke to the person who took the photo of the grave and they said visiting the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth and her family was a “touching” experience. “It was very touching to see their names like that and to think of them together for eternity,” they noted. “And I feel extremely fortunate to have been among the first members of the public to see this.”

Of course, King Charles was officially made King on September 10th. “I am deeply conscious of this great inheritance and the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me,” Charles announced in his speech at the ceremony. Referring to the loss of his mother, he continued: “I know how deeply you and the whole nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathize with me in this irreparable loss which we have all suffered.”

After Charles, his and the deceased Princess Dayanaeldest son William, Prince of Wales, is set to inherit the throne. His children follow him, from oldest to youngest.

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