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Where will the Queen be buried?

Her Majesty will lie next to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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Ellie Muir

As you’ll know, the Queen’s funeral is today. The service will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am and a national two-minute silence will be held.

After the funeral, the coffin will be taken to Wellington Arch, where it will be transferred from the gun carriage to a state hearse before being transported to Windsor Castle. The state hearse will proceed to St. George’s Chapel, where a committal service will take place in front of around 800 people, including members of the Queen’s Household and Windsor estate staff.

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Will the Queen be buried next to Prince Philip? 

The Queen will be buried within the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where she joins King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret.

The coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 2021, is currently in a section of the chapel known as the Quire. But this was never meant to be his final resting place. His body is to be exhumed and will be placed near the Queen.

When will Prince Philip be exhumed?

Prince Philip’s coffin will be moved from its current resting place to be interred alongside his wife in the King George VI chapel at Windsor today. The Queen will be buried alongside the Duke of Edinburgh in a private service that will take place at 7.30pm this evening.

Can the public visit the chapel?

Usually, St George’s Chapel – where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married – is open to the public, and is included in tickets to Windsor Castle. However, all the royal properties are currently closed due to the Queen’s passing.

But there will be plenty of opportunity for the public to say their goodbyes. Members of the public have been able to pay their respects to the Queen at the lying-in-state at the Palace of Westminster in London until the early hours of this morning.

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Where is Princess Diana buried?

Princess Diana is buried in the grounds of Althorp Park, her family’s estate in Northampton. Her grave is on an island in the middle of an ornamental lake in the grounds called The Oval. The path to the lake is lined with 36 oak trees, one for each year of Diana’s life. 

Can the public attend the funeral?

Only the 2,000 guests who were specifically invited to attend Westminster Abbey will be at the funeral. You can head to The Mall, though, where the public are allowed to stand and watch the procession. The bollards will be removed to make space for well-wishers. The nearest tube stations are Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Charing Cross and St James’s Park. Make sure to check travel restrictions before you set off.

There will also be a big public viewing screen set up in Hyde Park, and some cinemas will be showing the event for freeAnd if you’re staying at home? You can also watch the funeral online and on TV.

Read more: when is King Charles’s coronation and how can I see it?

Plus: South Africa is calling for a diamond from the Queen’s sceptre to be returned.

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