Queen Elizabeth II’s headstone was officially unveiled on Saturday, with a photo released by Buckingham Palace, five days after she was buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. More precisely located at the George VI memorial, father of Elizabeth II who died in 1952, the new stone bears, as it already did before, the names of the Queen’s parents – the previous King and Queen Mother Elizabeth (1900- 2002) – and now the sovereign buried on Monday and her husband Philip (1921-2021).
The slab, images of which had previously appeared on social media, is made of hand-carved Belgian black marble, inlaid with brass letters, “to harmonize with the stone previously installed in the chapel”, according to the palace of Buckingham.
Died on September 8 at the age of 96, after more than 70 years of reign, a record in the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II was buried Monday during a sumptuous state funeral. She now rests in the Saint-Georges chapel, where, in addition to the coffins of her parents and her husband, the ashes of her sister Margaret also rest.
On Friday, the palace had published a photo of King Charles at work, with a famous red box which is used for the communication of official documents.
The royal residence will reopen to visitors on September 29, when they can also visit the cemetery.