Prince Philips body will be moved to final resting place after Queens funeral

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip shared a wonderful 73-year-long marriage following their nuptials at Westminster Abbey in November 1947.

The couple were inseparable during the Queen's reign, with the prince taking on the role of both Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Consort following Her Majesty's Coronation in 1953.

After a long and dutiful marriage, Prince Philip sadly passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99 and he was privately interred at Windsor Castle following his death.

However, as Her Majesty The Queen sadly passed away on September 8, funeral plans are now well underway for the Queen's final farewell – including the detailed plan of her final resting place alongside her late husband.

But why will Prince Philip's body be moved following the Queen's funeral and where will the royal couple be laid to rest?

Why will Prince Philip's body be moved?

When Prince Philip passed away in April 2021, it was confirmed that he would not be buried until the Queen's death.

The Duke of Edinburgh's body is set to be moved following the Queen's funeral from its initial resting place in the Royal Vault of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip will be moved so he can join his wife for the final time and they can be laid to rest together.

Apart from the Duke of Edinburgh, there are currently 24 other royals buried at the Royal Vault.

These include Prince Edward, father of Queen Victoria, two of George III''s sons Prince Alfred and Prince Octavius, and mother of Queen Mary Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck.

The last royal to be laid to rest there was Princess Alice, who was Prince Philip's mother, in 1969.

However, her body was moved to Jerusalem, as she wished to be buried with her aunt Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna.

The Royal Vault at Windsor was created between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820 and is one of three kings buried there.

Where will The Queen and Prince Philip be buried?

The body of the Duke of Edinburgh will be moved to the King George VI Memorial inside St George's Chapel alongside the body of his late wife.

The small chapel is home to the remains of the Queen’s father George VI, her mother the Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret, Wales news reports.

The central feature of the pale stone annexe, which was added on to the north side of St George’s behind the North Quire Aisle in 1969, is a black stone slab set into the floor.

The slab is inscribed with “George VI” and “Elizabeth” in gold lettering and accompanied by their years of birth and death.

What will the Queen be buried with?

Throughout the Queen's life, she was adorned with countless precious and priceless jewels.

Her Majesty's private jewellery collection is reported to include 46 necklaces, 34 pairs of earrings, 15 rings, 14 watches, five pendants and 98 of her signature brooches.

However, the late monarch will reportedly only be buried with simple sentimental pieces.

Despite a vast array of choices, Lisa Levinson, head of communications at the Natural Diamond Council, told Metro.co.uk that the Queen would likely be buried with just her wedding ring and a pair of pearl earrings.

Ms Levinson claimed Her Majesty was “an incredibly humble woman” and noted it “is unlikely” that she will be draped in priceless jewels when she is laid to rest.

The expert also noted that the rest of the Queen's jewellery is likely to remain in the royal collection.

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