Queen Elizabeth’s death left the entire world in mourning. Though not everyone considers themselves pro-monarchy, the late Queen was beloved by most. She reigned for over 70 years, and has now finally reunited with her husband, Prince Philip.
Shortly after the Queen’s death at Balmoral, speculation regarding the cause of her death began to spread. One insider even claimed that the late Queen had bone cancer, though that has not been confirmed by Buckingham Palace.
Speaking with The Daily Beast, a close friend of Queen Elizabeth’s has now revealed fresh details about her last days.
After reigning for over 70 years, Queen Elizabeth died on September 8, 2022 aged 96.
After the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth’s coffin traveled through the streets of London to Wellington Arch in Procession.
From Wellington Arch, the coffin went to Windsor. Once there, the hearse continued in Procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, via the Long Walk. At St. George’s Chapel, another funeral service was held.
The Choir of St George’s Chapel sang during the St George’s Chapel funeral service. Then, before the “final Hymn,” Queen Elizabeth’s imperial state crown, the Orb, and the Sceptre were removed from her coffin and placed on the altar.
Next, King Charles put his mother’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on her casket, before The Lord Chamberlain broke his Wand of Office and placed it down.
The guests sang God Save The King as Her Majesty’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault. Charles became visibly emotional, fighting back the tears. Later on Monday evening, a small, private burial service was held without cameras, attending only by the closest family members.
The Queen now rests in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle, alongside her parents, her sister Princess Margaret, and her husband, Phillip.
After his passing, Philip’s coffin was placed in the royal vault below St. George’s Chapel. He was later relocated to be reunited with Elizabeth at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where, some weeks after the funeral, people were once again invited to pay their respects.