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How to visit the Queen’s grave at St George’s Chapel in Windsor

Elizabeth II was laid to rest alongside her mother, father, sister and late husband Prince Philip

Huw Oliver
Ella Doyle
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Huw Oliver
Ella Doyle

It’s been just over a week since normal life in London – and much of the UK – came to a standstill as the Queens funeral took place at Westminster Abbey. The day culminated with a committal service and private burial at the King George VI Memorial Chapel (part of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle) in the evening.

The Queen was buried alongside her mother, father and sister. The body of her late husband Prince Philip was also removed from the Royal Vault to be laid next to Her Majesty. Now, a ledger stone has been laid and members of the public will be able to visit her grave as the chapel reopens to visitors.

RECOMMENDED: the Queen’s funeral procession, in pictures

Will you be able to visit the Queen’s grave at Windsor?

Windsor is said to be the Queen’s favourite home (even over Buckingham Palace) and is the longest-inhabited royal castle in the world. The property is estimated to be worth around £235 million. But many have been wondering whether this means they will be able to visit Windsor in the future to see the Queen’s tomb. And if the miles-long queue to pay your respects to the Queen lying in state is anything to go by, thats a lot of people. 

The general public are permitted to visit St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The chapel (along with the rest of the castle grounds) will reopen to visitors later today (Thursday September 29).

There are three services a day at the chapel, and worshippers can go to any of them. Outside of the services, visitors can visit on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but you have to pay. On Sundays, general visitors aren’t allowed but worshippers are welcome to attend the service. The chapel has a capacity of 800 people.  

You can book your trip to Windsor Castle on the Royal Collection Trust website

Read more: what Elizabeth II’s death meant to London.

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

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