The UK’s longest-reigning monarch was beloved around the globe and travelled extensively during and even before her 70-year reign.
Her death was announced by Buckingham Palace in a statement released at 6.30 pm on Thursday, September 9. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” it said.
The new King, Charles III, said: “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
New Prime Minister Liz Truss said: “We are all devastated by the news that we have just heard from Balmoral.
“The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world.”
But, where will the Queen be buried? Here’s everything you need to know.
Where will the Queen be buried?
Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which is the resting place of her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as well as Princess Margaret.
Her husband, Prince Philip, is also buried in the Royal Vault in the King George VI memorial chapel, alongside King George III, IV, and V, but will be interred to join the Queen in the memorial chapel.
The memorial is located within St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, and its construction was completed in 1969 and named after the monarch’s father.
St George’s Chapel is located at Windsor Castle, in England, and is a castle chapel built in the late-medieval perpendicular gothic style.
The royal site describes St George’s Chapel as: “Built by kings, shaped by the history of the Royal Family, and still the location for both splendid royal events and private family moments.”
Can the public visit the chapel?
St George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married, is usually open to the public, and it is included in tickets to Windsor Castle.
However, all the royal properties are currently closed due to the Queen’s passing, reports Time Out. This year’s committal service will also be a private event.
However, there will also be plenty of other opportunities for the public to say their goodbyes to Queen Elizabeth II, as they can pay their respects while the Queen is lying-in-state at the Palace of Westminster in London, from Wednesday evening (September 14).
During the lying-in-state, the Queen’s coffin will be closed and will rest on a raised platform called a catafalque in Westminster Hall, while draped in a royal standard with an orb and sceptre placed on the top of the coffin.
Members of the public will be permitted to file past the coffin 24 hours a day, from 5pm on Wednesday until .30 am on September 19, the day of the Queen’s funeral.