The slab is hand-carved from Belgian black marble and inlaid with brass letters bearing the names of her parents – King George VI. and Queen Elizabeth – read, followed by the late Queen’s name and that of her husband, Prince Philip. A garter star separates the two royal couples, and the years of birth and death have been engraved next to each name.
When the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, 73, died in April 2021, his coffin was first placed in the Royal Vault below St George’s, where it remained until it could be moved to the Memorial Chapel after the Queen’s death. The ashes of the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, are also buried in the chapel.
Royal residences, including Windsor Castle, have been closed since the monarch’s death on September 8. But the general public can visit the Queen’s resting place when the palace reopens on September 29.
Some areas within the royal residences reopened to tourists on Thursday, including the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, according to the Royal Collection Trust. However, the summer opening of the State Rooms and Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace will not return this year.
Additionally, special exhibitions marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will not reopen to the public, the Trust added.
The photo of the ledger stone comes a day after Buckingham Palace released a new portrait of King Charles III sporting the sovereign’s signature red boxes.
The picture was taken by Britain’s PA Images and shows Charles at work last week.
“The picture was taken in the 18th Century Room at Buckingham Palace last week and shows His Majesty the King carrying out official duties of government from the King’s Red Box,” the palace said in a statement.
The red boxes contain important papers from government ministers in the UK and from representatives from across the Commonwealth and beyond.
“The documents will be sent from the Office of the Private Secretary to the King wherever he is in a locked red postal box,” it added.
In the background behind the new monarch is a black and white photograph of the late monarch and Duke of Edinburgh presented to the couple by King George VI in 1951. was given for Christmas.
The royal family is observing another week of mourning after the state funeral, at the request of the king. According to reports, Charles III. now returned to Scotland with the Queen Consort for private mourning.
CNN’s Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Christian Edwards contributed coverage.