- A newly released photo shows Queen Elizabeth’s chapel ledger stone, marking her final resting place.
- The monarch now lies alongside her husband Prince Philip and parents in the George VI memorial chapel.
- The black marble slab replaced a previous ledger that included the names of King George and Queen Mother.
A new photo released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday shows Queen Elizabeth’s ledger stone freshly engraved with her name. The Queen has reached her final resting place in the George VI memorial chapel after a series of ceremonies that came to an end with her funeral on September 19.
The ledger stone is engraved with Queen Elizabeth’s name, as well as her late husband Prince Philip, and parents King George VI, and Queen Mother Elizabeth.
Prior to the Queen’s death Prince Philip’s coffin resided in the Royal Vault, but he has since been relocated to rest alongside Queen Elizabeth and her parents, Insider reports.
In the center of the stone is a metal Garter Star, since all four royals were members of the Order of the Garter.
In the British honours system, the Order of the Garter is the most senior order of knighthood and is traditionally reserved for the monarch and other senior figures, according to the BBC.
The outlet reports that the ledger is made of hand-carved Belgian black marble with brass lettering. The engraved ledger replaced an old slab that was previously dedicated to George VI and Queen Mother.
The ledger is surrounded by floral wreaths and bouquets paying tribute to the late Queen, who passed away on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
After her death, the Queen’s coffin followed a week-long procession from Scotland to the UK. The Queen was laid to rest during a private ceremony last Monday evening. Royal family members like the newly appointed King Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle were in attendance.
Starting Thursday, the ledger will be open to the public to pay their respects, according to the chapel’s website.