Who is Queen Elizabeth interred with at St. George’s Chapel


Queen Elizabeth’s funeral was a moment of worldwide mourning. Millions of people watched her funeral services at Westminster Abbey and burial at St. George’s Chapel. However, did you know she’s not the first royal to be interred at the Windsor church?

Who Else Is Buried At St. George’s Chapel?

The queen was famously very close to her family, so it’s unsurprising that she chose to be buried alongside them. Queen Elizabeth was inducted into the King George VI Memorial Chapel along with her father King George VI, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, her mother and sister, Princess Margaret. Her husband, Prince Philip was also buried at the Memorial Chapel. 

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They were not the only royals to be interred at this church. The Royal Vault houses Kings George III, George IV and William IV. You can also find the graves for King Henry VIII, his third wife Jane Seymour, in another section of the church. 

The church’s oldest graves are found at the altar. These include George Plantagenet (Duke of Bedford), who died in 1479, King Edward IV, who was killed in 1483, and King Henry VI, which died in 1471. St. George’s Chapel isn’t the only place a member of the royal family can be buried, but many monarchs choose to be interred at the chapel. 

The Royal Weddings At St. George’s

It’s no surprise that St. George’s Chapel has a long history. King Edward III founded the church in the 14th century and made it the official church of the Order of the Garter. Over the years, various monarchs have modified and updated the church’s layout, adding burial vaults to the space and more. 

St. George’s Chapel has also hosted plenty of royal weddings. Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are just a few of the famous couples who tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel. Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbanks and Prince Harry are also among the many.

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St. George’s Chapel was closed for the queen’s funeral services, but the church is typically open to the public. Fans and mourners of the monarch will be able to pay their respects to her grave. 

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