Queen and Prince Philip’s love forever honoured in special grave detail

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were married for 73 years and they have now been buried beside each other in Windsor

Queen and Prince Philip's love honoured forever, seen here the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh chat while watching a musical performance
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The Queen and Prince Philip’s love has been forever honoured in a special new detail in the King George VI Memorial Chapel where Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was laid to rest.

Following a majestic State Funeral that was watched by millions of people in the UK alone and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel, Queen Elizabeth II was buried in Windsor on the evening of 19th September. This private burial was attended by the King and other close family members and Britain’s longest-reigning monarch laid to rest with her beloved late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip and the Queen had been married for 73 years when he passed away aged 99 last April. 

Now the Queen and Prince Philip’s love has been forever honoured with a special new detail added to the King George VI Memorial Chapel where the monarch was buried along with her "strength and stay". 

King Charles III places the the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin during the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II

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The Memorial Chapel is also the final resting place of the late Queen’s parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret. Both the royal couples have now been commemorated on a brand new ledger stone at the chapel. 

As reported by the BBC, Buckingham Palace has said that the new ledger stone set into the floor of the chapel has replaced a black stone slab that was there before and which only had the names of the Queen’s mother and father inscribed on it. 

The recent change has now seen Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s names added under a medal star for the Order of the Garter which all four royals were members of, as well as their dates of birth and death.

Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands

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When Prince Philip passed away in 2021 his coffin was placed in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel where it remained ready to be moved to join his wife Queen Elizabeth’s coffin after her death. 

The Queen and Prince Philip’s love was legendary and as people across the world continue to mourn Her Majesty’s loss, many members of The Firm have reflected on the comfort they have drawn from knowing the couple are now reunited. 

In a heartfelt statement, her granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie declared, “We're so happy you're back with Grandpa. Goodbye dear Grannie, it has been the honour of our lives to have been your granddaughters and we're so very proud of you.”

Whilst one of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, Prince Louis reportedly told his mother the Princess of Wales that the Queen was “with great grandpa” now.

Following the Queen’s passing, Windsor Castle is currently closed to the public however The Telegraph has reported that the residence will reopen on September 29th with visitors able to tour St George’s Chapel. The national mourning period has drawn to an end but the Royal Family’s official mourning period continues until seven days after Her Majesty’s funeral. 

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.