Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has been lowered into the royal vault at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle, at the conclusion of her committal service.
Following Elizabeth II’s internment, Monday, she reunited with her husband, Prince Philip who had gone before her and was interred at the same vault.
Her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth as well as the ashes of Princess Margaret were also interred at the royal vault of St. George’s Chapel.
Recall, the late Queen’s husband of 73 years, Philip had died April 2021 amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
The duo are now laid side by side, perhaps for a continuation of their love story at a private internment attended by members of the royal family, albeit away from the cameras of the world’s media who had earlier beamed powerful images from the Queen’s funeral across TV screens to global audience throughout the day.
The Lord Chamberlain, the most senior official in the British royal household, broke a rod known as the “wand of office” as the royal family and hundreds of mourners bid a final farewell to the late monarch.
Andrew Parker, who is the former head of Britain’s domestic secret service MI5, broke the white rod and placed it on the queen’s coffin. The ritual symbolizes the end of his service to the monarch.
Earlier David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, paid tribute to the queen, telling 800 mourners gathered at the chapel about the queen as “someone whose uncomplicated yet profound Christian faith bore so much fruit.”
He said: “In the midst of our rapidly changing and frequently troubled world, her calm and dignified presence has given us the confidence to face the future, as she did, with courage and with hope.”