Where will the Queen be buried? How to visit the late monarch's final resting place

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CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on November 30, 2017 in Chichester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
The Queen pictured in 2017. (Getty Images)

The Queen’s funeral has taken place at Westminster Abbey, with hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets to pay tribute to the monarch.

Her Majesty’s coffin was transferred from central London to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, with mourners welcoming the procession at the famous Long Walk.

The castle is currently closed for a period of mourning, but visitors will be able to see the Queen’s final resting place when it has ended.

Where will the Queen be buried?

Her Majesty will be laid to rest at the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the main St George’s Chapel.

The Royal Family will bid farewell to the Queen in a service attended by around 800 people on Monday.

Members of the congregation are expected to include the late monarch’s friends and family, her household staff past and present, and foreign royal families.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's Orb and Sceptre, is carried from her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey in London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022.  Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
The Queen's coffin is carried from her funeral at Westminster Abbey. (Reuters)

Who else is buried there?

The Queen will be interred with her late husband Prince Philip.

Philip’s coffin will be moved from the Royal Vault to the King George VI Memorial Chapel to join the Queen’s.

Windsor Castle is the final resting place of more than a dozen English and British kings and queens.

Most are buried in St. George's Chapel, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was executed in 1649.

Her Majesty's parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are also buried at the chapel along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret, who apparently wanted to be cremated in order to be laid to rest next to her father.

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Her Majesty’s final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the main St George’s Chapel. (Getty)
Her Majesty’s final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the main St George’s Chapel. (Getty)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The Coldstream Guards  outside the Round Tower at Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
The Coldstream Guards outside the Round Tower at Windsor Castle. (Getty)

How can I get tickets to see the Queen’s final resting place?

Members of the public will be able to visit the Queen’s final resting place when Windsor Castle reopens.

It has been shut since Her Majesty died on 8 September and is still closed for a period of royal mourning.

When it does allow visitors back, they will be able to access St George’s Chapel with tickets to the castle.

The reopening date has not yet been announced but it should be some time after the 12 days of royal mourning.

Visiting times for St George’s Chapel are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4.15pm, with last entry at 4pm.

The chapel is closed to visitors during services on Sunday.