Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on Monday 19 September in London before her body is later laid to rest in Windsor.
The United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch will have a state funeral on the day which was deemed a Bank Holiday by her son, King Charles III.
Following the funeral, the Queen’s body will be taken to Windsor Castle for a committal service before she is laid to rest at St George’s Chapel. Her Majesty will be buried with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh inside King George VI’s chapel, in Windsor Castle.
St George’s Chapel has been the centre of many royal events since it was founded in 1348 and we take a look at them here.
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King George VI’s burial
The Queen’s father King George VI died on 6 February 1952 at the age of 56.
His funeral took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 15 February and he was initially interred in the Royal Vault.
In 1969 he was transferred to the King George VI Memorial Chapel inside St George’s.
In 2002, fifty years after his death the remains of his widow, The Queen Mother, and the ashes of his younger daughter Princess Margaret, who both died that year, were interred in the chapel alongside him.
Prince Philip’s funeral
At the age of 99, Prince Philip died on 9 April 2021 at Windsor Castle.
The funeral for the Queen’s consort took place on 17 April 2021 at St George’s Chapel and he was temporarily interred in the Royal Vault inside St George’s.
Following the Queen’s funeral on September 19, the pair will be buried together in King George VI’s chapel.
King Charles and Camilla’s marriage blessing
Following the wedding, the pair had a religious service of blessing at St George’s Chapel.
Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex’s wedding
The wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones took place on 19 June 1999 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
At the time of their engagement, Edward and Sophie said they wished for the wedding not to be turned into a state occasion.
The ceremony was mainly a family occasion with no politicians invited and the couple requested that guests wear formal evening gowns, and not hats to reflect their wish for a more informal royal wedding.
After the ceremony, Edward and Sophie rode in a horse-drawn carriage to the reception in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, passing thousands of people en route.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding
The wedding happened on a Saturday which was a break with the royal tradition of having weddings on a weekday.
Following the ceremony, there was a carriage procession through Windsor where the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by thousands of wellwishers.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding took place on 12 October 2018 at St George’s Chapel.
The Duke of York later revealed that it was the Queen who suggested St George’s Chapel to be used as the venue for the ceremony.
Following the wedding, Eugenie has used the style “Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank”.