Names of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip inscribed together on Windsor Castle headstone

The names of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, whose name is written simply as “Philip”, have been inscribed together on a new headstone, joining her mother and father in the Windsor Castle chapel where she was buried on Monday.

The Queen was laid to rest together with the Duke of Edinburgh in a private evening service, attended by the King and her closest family, following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey and committal service in Windsor.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the inscription on the ledger stone in the King George VI Memorial Chapel now has the names of the Queen, her husband and her parents along with their years of birth and death.

The stone, which is new, has replaced the black stone slab set into the floor that had featured the names George VI and Elizabeth in gold lettering.

It contains, in list form, George VI 1895-1952 and Elizabeth 1900-2002, followed by a metal Garter Star and then Elizabeth II 1926-2022 and Philip 1921-2021. All four were members of the Order of the Garter, which has St George’s Chapel as its spiritual home.

When the Duke of Edinburgh died 17 months ago, his coffin was interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s, ready to be moved to the memorial chapel – an annexe added on to the north side of the building behind the North Quire Aisle in 1969 – when the Queen died.

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