Family Factbox-Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth's home and now final resting place

02:41  19 september  2022
02:41  19 september  2022 Source:   reuters.com

Queen Elizabeth’s Story Is More Tragic Than People Know

  Queen Elizabeth’s Story Is More Tragic Than People Know Queen Elizabeth’s Story Is More Tragic Than People KnowMost of us know her simply as “The Queen,” but she was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on April 21, 1926. At the time of her birth, her paternal grandfather George V was king, and her father was his second son. This meant that she was third in line for the throne—and unlikely to ever come close to it. Well, fate had something different in mind.

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip in a small chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a private ceremony after her state funeral on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth © Reuters/ANDREW COULDRIDGE FILE PHOTO: Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth

Her parents were also laid to rest in St. George's Chapel.

Elizabeth's funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, before the coffin is driven to Windsor Castle, just west of London.

* Windsor Castle is the resting place of more than a dozen English and British kings and queens. Most are buried in St. George's Chapel, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649.

Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 – 2022

  Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 – 2022 Royal historian Carolyn Harris looks back at the incredible life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and her special relationship with Canada. The post Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 – 2022 appeared first on Reader's Digest Canada.It was 1947, and Elizabeth was on her first overseas tour, visiting South Africa and what is now Zimbabwe with her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and her younger sister, Princess Margaret. The speech became one of the iconic moments in Elizabeth’s life, quoted during the major milestones of her reign, and performed by Claire Foy during the third season of The Crown on Netflix.

* Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, according to the Royal Collection Trust website. It has been the home of 40 monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth.

* Work began on St. George's Chapel in 1475 under Edward IV, and it contains relics including the Cross Gneth - which legend says includes part of the cross Jesus was crucified on - and a sword Edward III purportedly used in battle.

* Queen Elizabeth commissioned the King George VI memorial chapel, named for her father, which is next to the quire of the main chapel, in 1962. It is where he and his wife, the Queen Mother, are interred, along with their younger daughter Princess Margaret.

* The coffin of Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021, last year, has been stored in a Royal Vault so that he can be buried alongside the queen.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout and Angus MacSwan; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

'The Crown' star Imelda Staunton says she was 'inconsolable' when Queen Elizabeth II died: 'My reaction surprised me' .
Staunton, who will make her debut as the late monarch in the Netflix drama's fifth season, said that she was "very grateful" producers paused filming.However, unlike her predecessors, Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, Staunton has had the unique experience of portraying what she describes as a "more familiar" version of the late monarch.

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