Replacing marble in the floor: Royal grave gets new tombstone

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Replacing marble in floor
Royal grave gets new tombstone

The death of Queen Elizabeth II shook the world. After her funeral, the family will have a royal mourning period with no public appearances. But something changes at the Queen’s final resting place.

After Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in a side chapel of St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the royal crypt was given a new headstone. The stone with the names of the Queen, her husband Prince Philip and their parents replaces the previous black marble stone in the floor, on which only the names of the parents – George VI. as well as Elizabeth (often called “Queen Mum”) – stood. It also lists the years of their birth and death.

The Queen, who died on September 8, was buried in a ceremony on Monday evening after a state funeral with services in London and Windsor. Only close relatives attended the funeral. About 800 guests reportedly attended the service at St. George’s main chapel in the early afternoon. The Queen’s state funeral took place Monday afternoon at London’s Westminster Abbey, attended by 2,000 guests, including heads of state from around the world.

Prince Philip, who died last year at the age of 99, was reburied in this setting, reuniting the couple in a shared final resting place. Windsor Chapel is currently closed to the public during the royal mourning period. It should be accessible again from September 29.

After the mourning in public, there are now a few quiet days for the royal family. As the British television network “ITV” reports, official appearances by the Royals during this period are only allowed with the express permission of King Charles III. possible. The next big date for the monarch is his coronation. It is not yet known when this will take place.

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