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UK News Royal Family: Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel to reopen for the first time since the Queen's funeral

13:10  29 september  2022
13:10  29 september  2022 Source:   mylondon.news

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St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest, will reopen to the public this morning (September 29). Mourners will be able to visit Her Late Majesty’s final resting place for the first time since she died on Thursday, September 8.

The castle and the chapel will open at 10am with entrance tickets being sold at £26.50 for adults during the week and £28.50 on Saturdays. Children can also visit for £14.50 during the week and £15.50 on Saturdays. Entrance to the chapel is included within a ticket purchased for Windsor Castle.

Visitors wanting to pay their respects will be able to view the ledger stone inscribed with the Queen’s name in the George VI Memorial Chapel. The new stone is made of hand-carved Belgian black marble with brass letter inlays, to match the previous ledger stone.

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The chapel was closed to the public during the official period of mourning, which ended seven days after the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, September 19. Thousands of mourners from all over the UK travelled miles in order to watch the ceremonial procession in London.

Following the procession at Westminster Abbey, the Queen’s coffin travelled by hearse to St George's Chapel via the Long Walk. A televised committal service was then held in St George’s Chapel at Windsor castle. The monarch was later laid to rest in a private burial attended by the King and the Royal family.

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Her Majesty’s coffin was lowered into the royal vault alongside her husband, Prince Philip, as well as her father, King George VI and the Queen Mother. The remains of the Queen’s sister Margaret, who was cremated, are also in the chapel.

The chapel is normally open to the public on Mondays, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 10am to 4.15pm. It is closed to visitors on Sundays for worship but members of the public are able to attend the services held at the chapel as well.

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