The names of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, whose name is written simply as ‘Philip’, have been inscribed together on a new tombstone joining her mother and father in Windsor Castle’s chapel. where she was buried on Monday.

The Queen was buried alongside the Duke of Edinburgh in a private evening service attended by the King and her immediate family, after her state funeral at Westminster Abbey and conscription at Windsor.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the inscription on the stone in the ledger in King George VI Memorial Chapel now has the names of the queen, her husband and parents along with the years of their birth and death.

The stone, which is new, replaced a black stone slab set into the floor, which bore the names of George VI and Elizabeth in gold letters.

It features in list form George VI 1895-1952 and Elizabeth 1900-2002, followed by the metal Garter Star, then Elizabeth II 1926-2022 and Philip 1921-2021. All four were members of the Order of the Garter, whose spiritual home is St. George’s Chapel.

When the Duke of Edinburgh died 17 months ago, his coffin was buried in the Royal Vault St. George’s, ready to be moved to the Memorial Chapel – an extension added to the north side of the building beyond the North Quir Aisle in 1969 – after the Queen’s death.

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