Queen Elizabeth II is being reunited with her beloved husband, father, mother and sister in a private and intimate ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
After 70 years as sovereign and 96 years at the heart of British society, she finally slipped from public view at 4.50pm as her coffin was lowered via a lift beneath the chapel’s chequered floor. It descended into the large royal vault where Prince Philip was laid to rest in April last year.
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After resting for a brief period following the televised committal service the Queen’s coffin was being retrieved with Philip’s from the main vault where 24 other royals including William IV, George IV and