Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest at St George’s Chapel (UPDATE 1)
September 19, 2022 - Following the funeral service at Westminster Abbey, the Queen will be laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, where she will be reunited with her parents, sister and beloved husband. Windsor Castle was the Queen’s main residence for the last years of her life.
Just after 3:00pm, the state hearse, having driven from London, will approach Windsor Castle ready for a walking procession up the Long Walk, which will be lined with members of the armed forces.
The castle, continuously inhabited by 40 monarchs across almost 1,000 years, had special significance to the Queen throughout her life. As a teenager she was sent to the castle during the war years as London faced the threat of bombing, and more recently she made it her permanent home during the coronavirus pandemic.
At around 3:40pm the King and other members of the royal family walking in the procession will join in at the Castle’s Quadrangle.
The castle’s Sebastopol and Curfew Tower bells will be tolled every minute and gun salutes will be fired from the castle's grounds.
Inside the chapel, the congregation will include governors general and realm prime ministers, as well as the Queen’s past and present personal staff.
The committal service will begin at 4:00pm with the coffin taken to the catafalque in the quire. The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor David Conner, with the blessing from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
A private burial service will be conducted at 7:30pm attended only by the King and family members, before Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest together with her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.