Queen Lowered Into Royal Vault

Alas I see an image of the Royal Vault where my tenth and eleventh grandfather are buried. Queen Elizabeth was lowered into the Royal Vault of The Dead where there are interred the Canons of Windsor – important priests that served the Royal Windsors. In William Wilson we see a linage of priests. His son, John Wilson, is interred in the vault at the King’s Chapel in Boston – that might replicate the burial tradition at Windsor- where we saw several priests giving the funeral mass for Queen Elizabeth. Alas – I have a Tribe – of Holy Men! Who are they? Why was it important the body of the Queen of England be with The Holy Royal Dead – for a little while?

John Presco

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The vault as it was in 1873. Originally posted on the Anglophile.

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The Vault as it was with the internment of Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck – Augusta’s daughter, from the pages of the Graphic, 06/11/1897 – via The British Newspaper Archive.

Members of the royal family attend the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. Ben Birchall/Pool via AP© Ben Birchall/Pool via AP

  • The Queen was lowered into the royal vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor after her state funeral.
  • The Queen’s coffin will be interred in the King George VI memorial chapel – her final resting place.
  • Prince Philip’s coffin will be moved a final time from the royal vault to be laid next to the Queen.

Rev. William Wilson died 15 May 1615 at Windsor at the age of 73.

Will

He made his will on 23 Aug 1613; it was proved on 27 May 1615. It said:[1]“Will of William Wilson, Canon of Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle … to be buried in the chapel near the place where the body of my dear father lies. If I die at Rochester or Cliff, in the county of Kent, then to be buried in cathedral church of Rochester, near the bodies of wives Isabel and Anne. To my cousin Collins, prebendary at Rochester … to the Fellows and Scholars of Martin College, Oxford … my three sons Edmond, John and Thomas Wilson, daughter Isabel Guibs and daughter Margaret Rawson … my goddaughter Margaret Somers which my son Somers had by my daughter Elizabeth, his late wife … to my god-son William Sheafe, at the age of twenty one years … son Edmond, a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, eldest son of me, the said William … to son John the lease of the Rectory and Parsonage of Caxton in the county of Cambridge, which I have taken in my name … to Thomas Wilson my third son … son Edmond to be executor and Mr. Erasmus Webb, my brother in law, being one of the Canons of St. George’s Chapel, and my brother, Mr. Thomas Woodward, being steward of the town of New Windsor, to be overseers. Witnesses: Thomas Woodwarde, Joh. Woodwarde, Robert Lowe & Thomas Holl.”

Death and Burial

He died on 15 May 1615 at Windsor, Berkshire, England. He is buried at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, next to his father. His tomb states: “To me to live is Christ, and to dye is Gain. Philip. I.21. Here underneath lies interr’d the Body of William Wilson, Doctour of Divinitie, and Prebendarie of this Church by the Space of 32 Years. He had issue by Isabell his Wife six Sons and six Daughteres. He dy’d the 15th of May, in the Year of our Lord 1615, of his Age the 73, beloved of all in his Lyfe, much lamented in his Death.” [2][3]

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William Wilson DD (1545 – 15 May 1615) was a Canon of Windsor from 1584 to 1615[1] and Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral from 1596 to 1615.

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He was educated at Merton College, Oxford and graduated BA in 1564, MA in 1570, BD in 1576 and DD in 1607.

He was appointed:

  • Rector of Islip, Oxford 1578
  • Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Prebendary of Rochester 1591
  • Rector of Cliffe, Kent
  • Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral 1596 – 1615
  • Prebendary of Ealdstreet in St Paul’s 1615.

He was appointed to the third stall in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1584 and held the canonry until 1615.

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Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at the age of 96 at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. 

The funeral for the iconic monarch will be held Monday in front of 2,000 family members, heads of state, and European leaders at Westminster Abbey. 

The deadline to RSVP to the event is Thursday, and the invite list limits each country to a single head of state and a plus one. 

Heads of state that cannot attend can pass their invitation to a named representative. 

Here’s who will be in attendance — and who will not — at the Queen’s funeral Monday. 

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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, after a state funeral on Monday. 

The Queen’s coffin was placed on a marble slab in a section of the chapel known as the Quire, which was then lowered into the vault. The newly-appointed King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla were among the mourners paying their final respects to the late monarch, who died aged 96 on September 8. 

In a statement sent to Insider on Thursday, representatives for Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen’s coffin will be buried in the King George VI memorial chapel, the final resting place of her father, King George VI, who died in 1952. Good Housekeeping reported that the chapel was completed in 1969, after which the remains of its namesake were moved there from the Royal Vault. 

The Queen’s coffin begins to be lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. BBC© BBC

Also resting there are Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret, the queen’s only sibling, both of whom died in 2002 according to The New York Times. Insider previously reported that Prince Philip, who was laid to rest in the Royal Vault after his funeral in April 2021, will be moved to the chapel to be laid to rest alongside the Queen.

An 1884 illustration from the magazine The Graphic depicting the Royal Vault under St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle. Illustration from the magazine The Graphic, volume XXIX, n 750, April 12, 1884 via Getty Images.

Alas I see an image of the Royal Vault my tenth grandfather is buried in. Queen Elizabeth was lowered into the Royal Vault of The Dead where there are intered the Canons of Windsor?

Photos show the Queen’s coffin being lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel (msn.com)

St. George’s Chapel, the Royal Vault & the Royal Burial Ground

Published: 8 September 2022

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The kings and queens of the British Royal Family are not buried in a single site. The graves of some, such as Alfred the Great, are unknown. The majority of modern royals, however, are buried in St. George’s Chapel, including the Royal Vault, in Windsor, or the nearby Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore House.

Who is buried in St. George’s Chapel?

Illustration of the funeral of George v of Hanover in St. George's Chapel

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Since its construction in the 15th century many royals have been buried in St. George’s Chapel. The tombs of King Henry VIII and Charles I are in the Quire. Edward IV, Henry VII, and Queen Alexandra are buried in the Quire Aisles.

Edward VII, George V and George VI were originally buried in the Royal Vault, but their bodies were moved to tombs in the chapel itself a few years after their deaths.

Interior view of quire in St. George's Chapel

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King George VI’s body was moved into a specially constructed annex of the chapel, the King George VI Memorial Chapel, in 1969.

The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, both died in 2002. The Queen Mother was directly interred in the King George VI Chapel, next to her husband, and although Princess Margaret’s ashes were originally kept in the Royal Vault they were also moved to the chapel a few months later. Princess Margaret was one of very few royals to be cremated rather than buried.

The Queen will also be buried in St. George’s Chapel after her funeral on Monday 19th September 2022.

What is the Royal Vault?

The Royal Vault is a burial chamber beneath St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, that was excavated between 1804 and 1810 on the instruction of King George III. The first interment was in a temporary vault near the entrance in 1810, for Princess Amelia, youngest daughter of the king. Since then the tombs of many other kings and queens of the United Kingdom, and several other notable royals, have been buried in the Royal Vault.

  • HRH The Princess Charlotte (daughter of George IV; she died when her father was still Prince Regent), 1817
  • HRH Queen Charlotte (wife of George III), 1818
  • HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (brother of George III, and father of Queen Victoria), 1820
  • HM George III, 1820
  • HM George IV, 1830
  • HM William IV, 1837
  • HRH The Prince Albert Victor (Eldest son of Edward VII, predeceased future George V), 1892
Copy of newspaper from 1830 describing the funeral of George IV, with reference to the royal vault

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Burial in the Royal Vault has become much less common because of space constraints. Since the 1930s burial of senior members of the Royal Family in St. George’s Chapel was resumed and junior members were interred in the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore House.

The last burial in the Royal Vault was Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 2021. His mother Princess Alice of Battenberg was also buried in the Royal Vault, but her body was transferred to Jerusalem in 1988. As well as George V and George VI some other senior royals, such as Queen Mary, were also transferred to St. George’s Chapel.

Before Prince Philip, the most recent burial whose body remains in the Royal Vault is Princess Frederika of Hanover, who was interred in 1926. She was a great-granddaughter of George III, who originally ordered the construction of the vault 122 years earlier.

Traditionally, when someone was buried in the Royal Vault the coffin was lowered into it through a special opening in the floor of St. George’s Chapel during their funeral.

Close-up of panel in 19th century broadsheet newspaper describing the funeral of George IV in St. George's Chapel and lowering of his coffin into the Royal Vault

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What is the Royal Burial Ground?

View of Princess Louis's grave in the Royal Burial ground, with other ledger memorials in shot

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The Royal Burial Ground is the private cemetery of the royal family of the United Kingdom. It was consecrated in 1928 and became the designated burial site for junior members of the royal family.

Prince Arthur, a son of Queen Victoria, Princess Victoria, a daughter of Edward VII, and Prince George, Duke of Kent, a son of George V, were interred in it. The most famous burials at Frogmore are the graves of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.

The Royal Burial Ground is not open to the public, but it can be viewed from the perimeter on the few days of the year that Frogmore House is open.

Where else are members of the Royal Family buried?

Exterior view of the front of Westminster Abbey on a sunny day

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St. George’s Chapel, the Royal Vault and the Royal Burial Ground are not the only sites where members of the royal family are interred. The majority of Medieval and Early Modern kings and queens are buried in Westminster Abbey. Royal burials in the abbey stopped after the construction of St. George’s Chapel, but since then many other notable people, particularly famous writers, have been interred in it.

Copy of hand-drawn plan of Westminster Abbey, including tombs of kings and queens buried in it

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The Royal Mausoleum, which houses the tomb of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the mausoleum of the Duchess of Kent, Victoria’s mother, are also situated at Frogmore House, adjacent to the Royal Burial Ground.

Princess Diana is buried on an island on the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire, which is owned by her birth-family, the Spencers.

Perhaps the most famous royal burial outside of London, however, was the funeral of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral in 2015, after the discovery of his body underneath a car park in the city.

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Members of the royal family attend the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. Ben Birchall/Pool via AP© Ben Birchall/Pool via AP

  • The Queen was lowered into the royal vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor after her state funeral.
  • The Queen’s coffin will be interred in the King George VI memorial chapel – her final resting place.
  • Prince Philip’s coffin will be moved a final time from the royal vault to be laid next to the Queen.

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Here’s who will — and won’t — be attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

  • Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19. 
  • Two thousand family members, heads of state, and European leaders will be in attendance at the event. 
  • Here’s who is on the guest list and who didn’t make the cut. 

Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at the age of 96 at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. 

The funeral for the iconic monarch will be held Monday in front of 2,000 family members, heads of state, and European leaders at Westminster Abbey. 

The deadline to RSVP to the event is Thursday, and the invite list limits each country to a single head of state and a plus one. 

Heads of state that cannot attend can pass their invitation to a named representative. 

Here’s who will be in attendance — and who will not — at the Queen’s funeral Monday. 

Read the original article on Insider

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, after a state funeral on Monday. 

The Queen’s coffin was placed on a marble slab in a section of the chapel known as the Quire, which was then lowered into the vault. The newly-appointed King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla were among the mourners paying their final respects to the late monarch, who died aged 96 on September 8. 

In a statement sent to Insider on Thursday, representatives for Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen’s coffin will be buried in the King George VI memorial chapel, the final resting place of her father, King George VI, who died in 1952. Good Housekeeping reported that the chapel was completed in 1969, after which the remains of its namesake were moved there from the Royal Vault. 

The Queen’s coffin begins to be lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. BBC© BBC

Also resting there are Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret, the queen’s only sibling, both of whom died in 2002 according to The New York Times. Insider previously reported that Prince Philip, who was laid to rest in the Royal Vault after his funeral in April 2021, will be moved to the chapel to be laid to rest alongside the Queen.

An 1884 illustration from the magazine The Graphic depicting the Royal Vault under St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle. Illustration from the magazine The Graphic, volume XXIX, n 750, April 12, 1884 via Getty Images.© Illustration from the magazine The Graphic, volume XXIX, n 750, April 12, 1884 via Getty Images.

A committal service took place at 4 p.m. BST, or 11 a.m. ET, with around 800 guests and was conducted by Dean of Windsor, David Conner, with a blessing from Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Buckingham Palace’s statement said. The Queen was then lowered into the vault.

A close-up of the Queen’s coffin being lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. BBC© BBC

The Queen received a state funeral at 11 a.m. BST, or 6 a.m. ET, in Westminster Abbey, which was attended by heads of state, world leaders, prime ministers, and royal family members. 

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Also in attendance were almost 200 people who were recognized in The Queen’s birthday honors list earlier this year, the palace statement added.

The state funeral was conducted by the Dean of Westminster. During the service, the UK prime minister and the secretary general of the Commonwealth did readings, while the Archbishop of Canterbury gave a sermon and the commendation. The Dean of Westminster also pronounced a blessing.

King Charles III places the Queen’s company camp color of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin during the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel. Ben Birchall/Pool via AP© Ben Birchall/Pool via AP

Towards the end of the funeral service, a two-minute silence was observed in Westminster Abbey and across the UK.

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As outlined in Buckingham Palace’s statement, the Queen’s coffin traveled from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, and then on to Windsor for the committal service at St. George’s Chapel.

King Charles walked behind the coffin with Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward just behind him at Wellington Arch. They were followed by the Queen’s grandsons, Peter Phillips, Prince William, and Prince Harry.

Following the stop at Wellington Arch, the coffin was transported to Windsor, Berkshire, where the state hearse traveled in procession to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.

Buckingham Palace representatives also told Insider that at 7:30 p.m. BST, or 2:30 p.m. ET, the Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor. It will take place in a private service for friends and family, away from the public eye for the first time in her 70-year reign. 

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