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Windsor’s St George’s Chapel to host remaining royal service earlier than Queen’s burial | Queen Elizabeth II

The ultimate service for members of the royal household earlier than the Queen’s burial might be held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort.

Building of the chapel was began by Edward IV in 1475 and accomplished by Henry VIII in 1528.

The chapel is the religious residence of the Order of the Garter, based by Edward III in 1348. The Queen, put in as a member of the Order of the Garter in 1948, attended an annual service of thanksgiving on Garter Day most years.

It was the place, 4 instances throughout her reign, that she distributed the Royal Maundy to recipients from throughout the UK.

The chapel has additionally been the venue for quite a few household events, together with the affirmation of the Duke of Cambridge in 1997, the weddings of three grandchildren – Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and Princess Eugenie – and the funeral of Prince Philip.

The George VI Memorial Chapel, where the Queen will be buried next to her parents, sister and husband.
The George VI Memorial Chapel, the place the Queen might be buried subsequent to her dad and mom, sister and husband. {Photograph}: Tim Ockenden/PA

After the service the Queen’s remaining resting place might be within the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annexe the Queen commissioned in 1962 consistent with her late father’s needs of not eager to be buried long-term within the Royal Vault.

There, she is going to be part of her father, George VI, the Queen Mom and her sister, Princess Margaret. Prince Philip is within the Royal Vault however might be moved to lie beside his spouse within the chapel.

It was designed by George Tempo and was accomplished in 1969. It’s a easy, intimate place, simply 18ft excessive and 10ft vast with a depth of 14ft.

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