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'Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, grandmother and great grandmother': Royal family bids final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prince and Princess of Wales, paid an emotional tribute to their grandmother, the late Queen, on social media
UPDATED SEP 20, 2022
Royal family bids final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II (The Royal Family/ Twitter)
Royal family bids final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II (The Royal Family/ Twitter)

LONDON, ENGLAND: Queen Elizabeth II, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, has received a final farewell from members of the royal family through heartfelt social media posts. The monarch who died on September 8 at the age of 96, was finally laid to rest on Monday, September 19 in a private burial in Windsor after her state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen who served people for 70 years had been receiving love and respect from around the world for her ultimate dedication and perseverance. Heartfelt tributes poured in for the monarch by senior royal members through social media. A touching image from 1947 of the late monarch with her parents, sister, and Prince Philip has been shared on the Royal family's Twitter account. They also shared a picture of the Queen in her favorite Balmoral.


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The Twitter caption reads, "This evening a Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor. The Queen will be Laid to Rest with her late husband The Duke of Edinburgh, alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret."

In another tribute by the Prince and Princess of Wales, a black-and-white image of pallbearers bringing the Queen's casket into St George's Chapel in Windsor for the committal service this afternoon was shared on Twitter. They wrote in the post, "Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother."


Following Her Majesty's death in Scotland, which occurred 11 days ago, the Royal Family announced on its website that she had been officially laid to rest. Her Majesty was buried in the royal crypt at St George's Chapel.

In another post by the Royal Family Twitter account, the monarch's solo picture of climbing a hill while in Scotland, in 1971, was shared. The image shows the queen holding a cane and donning a green coat and patterned scarf. Sky News reported the photo was taken by Patrick Lichfield, who is the 5th Earl of Lichfield. The post caption reads, "May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.’ In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926 - 2022."


The Dean of Windsor officiated the queen's Committal Service, which was attended by her family, friends from her past and present households, as well as her personal staff from all of her private estates. The Grenadier Guards' royal standard, the Queen's Company Color, was placed on the coffin by the King after the last hymn.

Monarch's parents King George VI, who passed away in 1952, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who passed away in 2002, and her sister Princess Margaret, who also died in 2002—are buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.