Queen Elizabeth II’s Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle

Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives joined the British Royal Family for the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on September 19th, following the Funeral at Westminster Abbey and a Procession through London. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.  

 Funeral at Westminster Abbey | Procession through London

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Following the Funeral at Westminster Abbey and Procession through London, the Coffin of Queen Elizabeth II (topped with the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre) reached Windsor, when the State Hearse slowed to join a Procession to be formed up on Albert Road to travel via the Long Walk to St George’s Chapel, Windsor for the Committal Service. Members of the Royal Family joined the Procession in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle. Minute Guns were fired on the East Lawn, Windsor Castle by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and Sebastopol Bell and the Curfew Tower Bell will be tolled. The Procession halted at the bottom of the West Steps of St. George’s Chapel where a Guard of Honour, found by the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was mounted. The Queen’s Coffin was borne in Procession into the Chapel, followed by members of the Royal Family.

Queen Camilla      King Charles III

Sir Timothy Laurence     Princess Royal

Duke of York

Countess of Wessex       Earl of Wessex

Princess of Wales       Prince of Wales

Princess Charlotte      Prince George

Duchess of Sussex       Duke of Sussex

Earl of Snowdon      Peter Phillips

Duke of Gloucester

Prince Michael of Kent      Duke of Kent

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The Committal Service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, with prayers said by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park. The Choir of St George’s Chapel sang during the Service. Prior to the final Hymn, the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre was removed from The Queen’s Coffin, and placed on the Altar. At the end of the final Hymn, The King placed The Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on Her Majesty’s Coffin. At the same time, The Lord Chamberlain “broke” his Wand of Office and placed it on the Coffin. As The Queen’s Coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault, the Dean of Windsor said a Psalm and the Commendation before Garter King of Arms pronounced Her Majesty’s styles and titles. The Sovereign’s Piper will play a Lament and The Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the Blessing. The National Anthem will be sung at the conclusion of the Service. A Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel later that evening, conducted by the Dean of Windsor. The Queen is to be buried together with The Duke of Edinburgh.

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King Charles III (in the Order of the Garter) and Queen Camilla (wearing Queen Victoria’s Hessian Diamond Jubilee Brooch) will be joined by members of the extended British Royal Family; the Prince and Princess of Wales (in the Queen’s Japanese Pearl Choker and Bahrain Pearl Earrings), Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,  the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy LaurenceEarl and Countess of Wessex, Peter PhillipsZara and Mike TindallPrincess Beatrice and Count Edoardo Mapelli MozziPrincess Eugenie and Jack BrooksbankViscount Severn and Lady Louise Mountbatten-WindsorThe Earl of SnowdonLady Sarah (in the Snowdon Floral Brooches) and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of KentPrince and Princess Michael of Kent and their respective children, grandchildren, and spouses. Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Lady Pamela Hicks (wearing her Diamond Bow Brooch) were also present.

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Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives included King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (in the Connaught Pearl Brooch), King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Anne-Marie (wearing Queen Louise’s Seed Pearl Brooch), Crown Prince Pavlos, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, and Princess Theodora of Greece, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan, Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, Margravine of Baden, Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie, Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse, Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani and Sheikha Amna bint Mohammed Al Thani. 


 Funeral at Westminster Abbey | Procession through London | Heads of State Reception at Buckingham PalaceRoyal Vigil | Grandchildren’s Vigil | Lying-in-State at Westminster Hall | Coffin Returns to Buckingham Palace | Lying-in-State at St Giles’ Cathedral | The Details of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

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