Prince Philip to be lowered into Royal Vaults – but won’t be final resting place

Prince Philip, died aged 99 on April 9, just two months and a day before his 100th birthday.

The Queen’s husband’s Royal ceremonial funeral is taking place today, Saturday, April 17.

The Duke of Edinburgh is entitled to a state funeral, but he won’t be having one because he reportedly didn’t wan’t the “fuss”.

Prince Philip has been closely involved with his funeral arrangements for many years, in a plan code-named Operation Forth Bridge.

His funeral is taking place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, which has been the chosen burial place for the Royal Family and nuptials since the 19th century.

But after the funeral service, which starts at 3pm today, where will be The Duke of Edinburgh’s final resting place?

Where will Prince Philip be buried?

Following the funeral at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Prince Philip’s coffin will be privately interred in the Royal Vault.

In a private ceremony with the Queen and close family, the Duke’s coffin will be placed on a marble slab and lowered by an electric motor into the vault below the chapel.

The Royal Vault was constructed between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820.

He is buried in the vault along with his wife Queen Charlotte and their daughter Princess Amelia, as well as kings George IV and William IV.

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Others buried there include George IV’s daughter Princess Charlotte and Queen Victoria’s father the Duke of Kent.

But this is not his final resting place.

When the Queen dies, Philip’s body will be transferred to King George VI’s memorial chapel to lie alongside his wife of 73 years.

This tiny chapel house also houses he remains of the QUeen’s father George VI, the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret.

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Queen Victoria was buried alongside Prince Albert in the Royal Mausoleum in Frogmore Gardens.

Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of 30 kings and queens, starting with King Edward the Confessor.

Henry III, who built the church as you see it today, is also buried near him.

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