Where will Queen Elizabeth II be buried? Prince Philip to be moved out of Royal Vault to lay alongside her
The Queen's coffin will temporarily rest at the Palace of Holyroodhouse while making the journey to Edinburgh
LONDON, ENGLAND: After living a glorious life as the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II took her last breath on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Palace, Scotland. The 96-year-old royal was surrounded by her family and loved ones at the time of her death.
While Operation Unicorn is in full swing with preparations for the Queen's funeral, the question on everybody's minds is where will she be buried? Her Majesty will be laid to rest at the King George VI memorial chapel, the resting place of her parents and sister, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret. She will also be joined b her husband Prince Philip at her final resting place.
The Duke of Edinburgh, passed away last year on 9 April, 2021, at the age of 99. He was buried in the Royal Vault, alongside King George III, IV and V, at St George's Chapel. However, he will soon be moved so he can be laid to rest next to his wife of 73 years.
The Queen's coffin will temporarily rest at the Palace of Holyroodhouse while making the journey to Edinburgh. The following day her coffin will be carried up the Royal Mile to St Giles's Cathedral for a service of reception. The royal family is expected to stage a vigil around the Queen's coffin, known as the "Vigil of Princes", reported the outlet. The public too can pay their respects to the Queen. The Queen's coffin will then be taken back to Buckingham Palace in London. A reception committee of the Prime Minister and members of her Cabinet will be present during the coffin's arrival in London. Once Her Majesty's body is back at Buckingham Palace, there will be eight more days allotted to the official period of mourning that will end with her funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Earlier on Thursday, Buckingham Palace issued a statement about the Queen's health. "The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral." Shortly after the Queen's death, her oldest son King Charles III became the heir apparent to the throne. He paid a moving tribute to his mother calling her "a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother".