The royal family has released a photo of Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, featuring a ledger stone bearing her name and those of her parents, and husband Prince Philip.
- The ledger stone is made of black Belgian marble and sits in the King George VI Memorial Chapel
- The brass lettering on the stone reads “George VI 1895-1952 / Elizabeth 1900-2002” followed by “Elizabeth II 1926-2022 / Philip 1921-2021”
- The family has shared a photo of King Charles III taking up his new state duties in Buckingham Palace
The stone, made of black Belgian marble, sits in the King George VI Memorial Chapel which Queen Elizabeth commissioned in 1962 as a burial place for her father George VI.
In a private family service, the coffins of the Queen and Prince Philip, who died last year aged 99, were moved from the vault to be interred together on Monday following her state funeral.
The brass lettering on the stone reads “George VI 1895-1952 / Elizabeth 1900-2002” on the top two lines, followed by a garter star and then “Elizabeth II 1926-2022 / Philip 1921-2021” on the bottom two lines.
Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, is also interred at the chapel.
The royal family has also shared a photo of King Charles III taking up his new state duties in Buckingham Palace.
The King is pictured with the official red box which contains documents from the British Government and the Commonwealth.
In a sign of royal continuity, the picture is taken in front of a photo of his late parents, which the pair had gifted to King George VI in 1951.
During her reign, the Queen was regularly pictured with her official red box, which each monarch receives from their private secretary.