What the Queen and Royal Family do after Prince Philip’s funeral

After Prince Philip’s funeral, many will wonder where he will be buried.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s last farewell took place this afternoon (April 17th).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 30 members of the royal family and three German relatives of Philip attended.


Prince Philip is buried in the royal vault, where other members of the royal family rest (Credit: Sky News).

Where is Prince Philip buried?

Those watching Prince Philip’s funeral will have seen the Dean of Windsor give the commendation as the coffin was lowered through the floor of the chapel.

It is the first time such an act has ever been seen on television.

The coffin was lowered into the royal vault – and here Philip’s lead-lined coffin will rest until the queen’s death.

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Philip will be the 25th king to be buried in the royal vault.

Viewers at home said they were not ready to see the coffin lowered when they saw it on TV.

I wasn’t ready for that coffin be easy lowered so out of sight, ”said an emotional viewer.

Another posted a crying emoji, adding, “W.When the piper stepped into the distance as the coffin lowered in the ground.”

A third said: “S.eeing the coffin lowered to see the safe is worse than a coffin lowered in a grave. If that were my grandfather, I’d be a bubbling wreck. “

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The Royal Family watched the coffin being lowered (Credit: Sky News)

Funeral of Prince Philip: who else is buried in the vault?

In the chapel under St. George’s Chapel there are tombs of 10 monarchs.

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In addition to George VI. The remains of Edward IV, Henry VI, Henry VIII, his third wife Jane Seymour, Charles I, George III, George IV, William IV, Edward VII and George V. are also buried there.

Other notable kings who were laid to rest there include Queen Victoria’s father, Prince Edward.

However, Prince Philip’s body will not rest in the underground chapel forever.

What will happen when the queen dies?

When the monarch dies, Philip’s coffin is moved and buried next to hers.

The coffins – both lined with lead – will lie together forever in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

Here they will join the Queen’s parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

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It’s the first time a coffin has been lowered into the crypt on live television (Credit: Sky News).

What will happen after the funeral?

After the poignant memorial service, the royal family left St. George’s Chapel, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The family then returned to the State Apartments at Windsor Castle.

During the walk, brothers Prince William and Harry could be seen talking.

The Duchess of Cambridge was walking beside them.

Prince Harry is expected to fly home to his pregnant wife Meghan Markle shortly after the funeral.

The Duchess and Duchess of Cambridge will no doubt return to live with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis too.

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