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Inside St. George's Chapel, where the Queen's body will be laid to rest beside her husband Prince Philip

Anneta Konstantinides,Pauline Villegas   

Inside St. George's Chapel, where the Queen's body will be laid to rest beside her husband Prince Philip
St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018.WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at St. George's Chapel following her funeral on Monday.
  • She will be laid to rest beside her husband Prince Philip, in the same chapel as her parents.

Queen Elizabeth II's body will be laid to rest at St. George's Chapel — which has stood for nearly 500 years — on Monday.

Queen Elizabeth II
The chapel is a historic royal site and will be the Queen's final resting place.      Sepia Times/Getty Images; OlegAlbinsky/Getty Images

Construction of St. George's Chapel began in 1475 and was completed in 1528 during King Henry VIII's reign, according to The Royal Family's official website.

The chapel will serve as Queen Elizabeth's final resting place after her funeral service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.

Following the procession from Westminster Abbey to St. George's Chapel, the Queen will be privately buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The Queen will be buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel beside her husband Prince Philip.

The Queen will be buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel beside her husband Prince Philip.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel in April 2021.      WPA Pool/Getty Images

After he died in April 2021, Prince Philip's coffin was interred in the royal vault — a chamber beneath St. George's Chapel where 24 members of the royal family have been buried, according to Metro.

Prince Philip's coffin will be moved and placed next to the Queen's following her funeral.

The Queen's father and mother were also buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The Queen
King George VI's funeral in 1952 (left), and the Queen Mother's funeral in 2002 at St. George's Chapel (right).      Fox Photos/Getty Images; FRANCOIS GUILLOT/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II commissioned the chapel for her father, King George VI, because he did not want the royal vault to be his final resting place, according to MailOnline. It was the first addition to St. George's Chapel since 1504.

Following King George VI's death in 1952, his body was moved from the royal vault to the chapel after it was completed in 1969, according to Metro.

Queen Elizabeth II's mother was buried in the chapel after she died in 2002. The ashes of her sister Princess Margaret — who passed just weeks before their mother — are also interred in the chapel.

Including the Queen and her father, 11 monarchs have been buried at St. George's Chapel.

Including the Queen and her father, 11 monarchs have been buried at St. George
In 1936, King George V's funeral was held at St. George's Chapel.      Fox Photos/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II's grandfather, King George V, was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel, as was his wife Queen Mary.

Additional monarchs who have been buried at the chapel include King George III, King George IV, and King William IV, according to the College of St. George.

One of the most striking — and somber — photos of the Queen was taken at St. George's Chapel.

One of the most striking — and somber — photos of the Queen was taken at St. George
The Queen sits at her late husband's funeral service at St. George's Chapel in April 2021.      WPA Pool/Getty Images

The picture of Queen Elizabeth II sitting alone at her husband Prince Philip's funeral due to COVID-19 protocols resonated with people around the world who had lost a loved one during the pandemic.

But St. George's Chapel has also been a place filled with happy memories for the royal family.

But St. George
Queen Elizabeth celebrated Easter at St. George's Chapel every year with members of the royal family.      Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Members of the royal family traveled to St. George's Chapel every Easter Sunday to attend church with the Queen, according to the Royal Family's official website.

The chapel has also been the site for many royal weddings — including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The chapel has also been the site for many royal weddings — including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Charles and Camilla in 2005 (left); Harry and Meghan in 2018 (middle); Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie in 2019 (right).      ALASTAIR GRANT/Getty Images; WPA Pool/Getty Images; WPA Pool/Getty Images

King Charles III and Camilla, now Queen Consort, also held a service at the chapel following their wedding in 2005.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tied the knot there in 2019.

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