Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place is marked with a new ledger stone in the King George VI Memorial chapel, Buckingham Palace said. The stone slab bears the name of the late Queen, her husband and her parents, with the two generations separated by a metal garter star.
George VI 1895-1952
Elizabeth II 1926-2022
Princess Margaret’s ashes are also buried in the chapel, although her name is not on the inscription.
The previous ledger stone in the chapel floor was inscribed with “George VI” and “Elizabeth” in gold letters.
The King George VI Memorial Chapel is part of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II in 1962 as a burial place for her father. George VI was originally interred in the castle’s royal vault after his death in 1952 before being moved to the chapel.
The garter star is present on the ledger stone, as all four royal members were members of the Order of the Garter. St George’s Chapel is the spiritual home of the order, the UK’s oldest and highest knighthood, and was founded in 1348 by Edward III of England.
Details emerged as a period of national mourning ended, with flags on government buildings flying at full mast again. Royal mourning lasts until Tuesday. King Charles and Camilla, the queen consort, are said to have flown to Scotland to mourn in privacy at Birkhall, near Balmoral, where the late queen died on September 8.
Floral tributes to her will be composted and revived in planting projects in the royal parks. Work to remove publicly deposited objects is expected to begin Monday, a week after the state funeral, and last for seven days.
Liz Truss described the Queen’s death as a “memorable period and a period of great sorrow and grief in the nation”.
Speaking on his way to the UN General Assembly, the Prime Minister said: “I think you have seen an enormous outpouring of love and affection for Her Majesty, as well as an enormous amount of warmth towards King Charles III.”
She added: “At the funeral we saw such tremendous public support and I have seen it from world leaders who have come to London in unprecedented numbers.
“From my own point of view, I am deeply honored to have been invited by Her Majesty the Queen in one of her latest acts to form a government.
“Since then I have had two audiences with His Majesty and what I have seen is an enormous outpouring of public warmth and support for him and for the entire Royal Family.”