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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip to be interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel until The Queen’s death


By Aurelien Guichard from London, United Kingdom (changes by Rabanus Flavus) - File:St. Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle (1).jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel on Saturday. However, this will not be his final resting place.

Philip’s internment will be temporary until the death of his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II.

When the monarch passes, both she and Prince Philip will be reunited in death, and will be buried alongside each other in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, also located in St George’s Chapel.

When the time comes, the Duke of Edinburgh will be transferred to his final resting place in the small memorial chapel.

As the name suggests, King George VI is already laid to rest in the chapel, as is The Queen Mother and the ashes of Princess Margaret who was cremated.

The Royal Vault, where Prince Philip will be temporarily interred, is the final resting place of many royal descendants.

Among those buried there include three former kings – George III, George IV and William IV.

Others buried there include George III’s wife Queen Charlotte and their daughter Princess Amelia.

Queen Victoria’s father the Duke of Kent is also laid to rest in the Royal Vault.