“A Personal Burial passed off in The King George VI Memorial Chapel later that night, carried out by the Dean of Windsor,” the royal website introduced on Monday, September 19, within the official recap of the state funeral held hours earlier. “The Queen was buried together with The Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel.”
The burial adopted a funeral service at Westminster Abbey in London and a committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Whereas world leaders, navy members and extra attended the ceremonies, the ultimate burial was a closed occasion simply for her loved ones.
The long-reigning sovereign — who served 70 years on the British throne — died on September 8 at her Balmoral Fort in Scotland at age 96.
“On Thursday, the world misplaced a rare chief, whose dedication to the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute,” Prince William wrote in a press release on the time. “A lot will likely be mentioned within the days forward in regards to the that means of her historic reign.”
The Prince of Wales continued: “I, nonetheless, have lost a grandmother. And whereas I’ll grieve her loss, I additionally really feel extremely grateful. I’ve had the good thing about the queen’s knowledge and reassurance into my fifth decade. … She was by my aspect at my happiest moments and she or he was by my aspect through the saddest days of my life. I knew today would come, however it will likely be a while earlier than the truth of life with out Grannie will really really feel actual.”
The chosen resting place was sweetly important for the former queen, whose relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh spanned seven many years.
Elizabeth first met Phillip in 1934 when she was 8-years-old whereas attending a marriage for Princess Marina and Prince George. 5 years later, the pair reconnected at ages 13 and 18, respectively, whereas they have been on the Royal Naval Faculty in Dartmouth. Their second encounter is the place they fell in love and commenced exchanging letters.
After getting engaged in July 1947, the pair tied the knot that November at Westminster Abbey in London. They’d go on to welcome 4 kids: King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
“He’s somebody who doesn’t take simply to compliments however he has, fairly merely, been my strength and stay all these years,” the previous monarch mentioned throughout a speech on her golden wedding ceremony anniversary in 1997. “And I, and his entire household, and this and plenty of different nations owe him a debt better than he would ever declare, or we will ever know.”
Philip, for his half, spoke about what he believed had helped create a long-lasting bond between the pair. “I believe the principle lesson that we have now realized is that tolerance is the one important ingredient of any blissful marriage,” he mentioned whereas celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997. “It will not be fairly so necessary when issues are going properly, however it’s completely important when the going will get tough. You may take it from me that the queen has the standard of tolerance in abundance.”