The Queen’s final resting place has been marked with a simple slab reuniting her for eternity with her adored husband and parents.
The 96-year-old sovereign was interred in a moving private ceremony at Windsor’s King George VI Memorial Chapel on Monday night.
There, a ledger stone – an inscribed slab laid into the floor – had previously been marked with the names of the Queen’s parents in gold lettering on black Belgian marble.
Tonight Buckingham Palace revealed that a new slab was installed overnight with the names of the late monarch, her husband and parents along with the dates of their birth and death.
In order, it reads George VI 1895-1952, Elizabeth 1900-2002, Elizabeth II 1926-2022, Philip 1921-2021.
Between the two couples is a single metal Garter Star, the insignia of the Order of the Garter, the country’s oldest and most noble order of chivalry.
All four were members of the order and St George’s Chapel, where the memorial chapel is situated, is its spiritual home.