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Where was the Queen buried? How to visit Elizabeth II’s grave at Windsor Castle a year since her death

It is a year since Queen Elizabeth died at Balmoral Castle, aged 96.

During her 70-year reign, the longest of any British monarch, she saw 15 prime ministers come and go.

The late monarch’s remains were placed in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, part of the larger St George’s Chapel, to rest alongside her husband Prince Phillip.

Where is the Queen buried?

St George’s Chapel sits in Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Construction of the Gothic church was completed under Henry VIII in 1528.

Steeped in history, and set in the Lower Ward of the Queen’s favourite residence, the chapel has hosted many royal funerals and weddings.

It is is the resting place of 10 monarchs, and was the setting for the marriage of the Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, in May 2018.

It was also the venue for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018.

However, it has also been a place of sadness for the Windsors. The funeral of Princess Margaret, the Queen’s sister, took place at St George’s in 2002, as did the private committal service for the Queen Mother the same year.

Both of the Queen’s parents are buried in the tiny George VI Memorial Chapel, which sits within St George’s Chapel. They are buried alongside the Queen’s sister – Princess Margaret.

The Queen was laid to rest alongside her parents and sister after the private family funeral, before the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin was also brought to join the chapel.

Her name has been inscribed alongside her parents and late husband’s on a ledger stone.

The new stone replaces a black stone slab set into the floor that bore the names of the Queen’s two parents, interred in 1969 and 2002 respectively.

The fresh stone now bears the names of two generations of royals whose coffins lie beneath the chapel floor: “George VI 1895-1952” and “Elizabeth 1900-2002” followed by a metal Garter Star, and then “Elizabeth II 1926-2022” and “Philip 1921-2021”.

Within the main chapel are the tombs of 10 sovereigns – including the remains of Edward IV, Henry VI, Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour; Charles I, who was beheaded; George III, George IV, William IV, Edward VII and George V.

Can you visit the Queen’s grave?

St George’s Chapel is open to the public.

Entrance to the chapel is included with a visitor ticket to Windsor Castle.

A Royal Collection Trust spokesperson told i: “St George’s Chapel will continue to be included as part of a ticketed visit to Windsor Castle”

St George’s Chapel opens for visitors on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4.15pm. Tickets for adult visitors to Windsor Castle cost £26.50 from Sunday to Friday, and £28.50 on Saturday.

St George’s Chapel is a place of worship for the Queen and the Royal Family, as well as a church serving the local community.

Worshippers can attend three services a day. On Sundays it is closed to visitors, but worshippers are again welcome.

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