Windsor Castle reopens to the public at 10am today after the Queen's death It was closed after the monarch passed away on September 8 in Balmoral Castle Tickets to see her final resting place cost £26.50 for adults and £15.50 for kids
Windsor Castle has reopened for the first time after the Queen’s death, meaning the public can visit the final resting place of the great monarch.
The palace has been closed since the Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland, on September 8.
People will be able to visit the Queen’s final resting place and the stone slab inscribed with her name in the George VI Memorial Chapel when the Castle opens its doors at 10am today.
Visitors can see the chapel as part of a ticket to Windsor Castle, which costs £26.50 for adults during the week and £28.50 on Saturdays.
Tickets for children cost £14.50 in the week and £15.50 on Saturday.
Windsor Castle has reopened for the first time after the Queen’s death, meaning the public can visit the final resting place of the great monarch. Pictured: The Union flag over Windsor Castle returned to full mast as the mourning period ended
The ledger stone in the Chapel is made from Belgian black marble and has the Queen’s name inscribed in gold lettering, alongside the Queen mother ‘s, the former King and the Duke of Edinburgh , who died aged 99 in April 2021
Her Majesty was interred alongside her husband, Prince Philip, and her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Pictured: The stone before the death of Queen Elizabeth II
The pallbearing team of eight Grenadier Guards inched their way up the steps of St George’s Chapel in Windsor and were followed by members of the Royal family
The money will go to the Royal Collection Trust (RCT), a charity that looks after the monarchy’s art collection and suffered a £30million deficit as a result of the pandemic.
Her Majesty has now been reunited with her beloved husband, loving parents, and dearest sister in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel after her interment.
The ledger stone in the Chapel is made from Belgian black marble and has the Queen’s name inscribed in gold lettering, alongside the Queen mother’s, the former King and the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 in April 2021.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II being carried by the right pallbearers leaving the State Funeral held at Westminster Abbey
More than 4,000 military personnel were involved in the Queen’s state funeral, which ended at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor, pictured above
Members of the public threw flowers and bouquets which covered the royal hearse as the Queen arrived in Windsor on September 19
King Charles III places the Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on Her Majesty’s coffin at Monday’s committal service
In list form, the stone reads: ‘George VI 1895-1952’ and ‘Elizabeth 1900-2002’ before a metal Garter Star and then ‘Elizabeth II 1926-2022’ and ‘Philip 1921-2021’.
As 250,000 wellwishers queued for up to 14 hours to view the Queen lying in state, Windsor staff could face long waiting lines and bottlenecks for the first chance to see her final resting place.
However, an RCT spokesman stressed that only a limited number of castle tickets are sold each day in timed, 15-minute slots.
An RCT spokesman added visitors would not be able to bring flowers inside the castle.
A sea of people, holding flags and bunting, lined the route into Windsor as Her Majesty made her final journey on September 19
In a touching tribute the wreath (pictured, on top of the coffin on Monday) made up by King Charles lies next to the black stone in the side chapel at St George’s which is set to reopen fully to the public today
The working royals started official duties again after the mourning period for Her Majesty ended on September 27.
On Tuesday the Prince and Princess of Wales arrived for their first official visit to the country since receiving their titles.
Meanwhile, the Royal Family’s social media accounts have marked the end of the mourning period and a new era following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Accounts for the Royal Family and the Prince and Princess of Wales, which had displayed the royal crest as their profile pictures following the Queen’s death, have now been changed to show pictures of the reigning monarch King Charles with Queen Consort Camilla, and Kate and William.