St George’s Chapel, Windsor

St George’s Chapel, Windsor                                                                                                         Henry vi                    1422-1461                                                                                                                                                   1471-1471                                                                                                   Edward iv                 1461-1470                                                                                                                                                   1471-1483                                                                                                             Henry viii                  1509-1547                                                                                                       Charles i                    1625-1649                                                                                                         George iii                   1760-1820                                                                                                 George iv                   1820-1830                                                                                                       William iv                 1830-1837                                                                                                           Edward vii                1901-1910                                                                                                   George v                    1910-1936                                                                                                   George vi                   1936-1952

Frogmore Mausoleum                                                                                                                Victoria                      1837-1901

Frogmore Burial Ground                                                                                                            Edward viii               1937 Abdicated

Windsor Castle 1      Windsor Castle 2

Windsor Castle 3

Photography is forbidden in St George’s Chapel, so the best I can do to chart the resting place of Kings and Queens is to refer you to a plan of the building, which you can view by clicking on the link, and lead you on a tour of the relevant locations on the plan as follows: From bottom left:

5)     Tomb of King George v (1910-1936) and Queen Mary

6)     Tomb of King George vi (1936-1952) and now also, HM Queen                                                    Elizabeth the Queen Mother. In the same tomb are the ashes of                                                  HRH Princess Margaret.

8)     Tomb of King Edward iv (1461-1470 and 1471-1483) and his Queen,                                          Elizabeth Woodville. King Edward had the chapel built.

13)    The Royal Vault. Beneath a slab in the floor of the Choir is the opening to a                             large crypt into which Monarchs are lowered at their funeral. For many, it has been a           temporary resting place while their permanent tomb was being constructed. Among             those who still remain there are: King George iii (1760-1820), King George iv (1820-             1830), King William iv (1820-1837) and many other members of the Royal Family.

14)    The tombs of King Henry viii (1509-1547) and Queen Jane Seymour, and King                       Charles i (1625-1649)

22)    Tomb of King Henry vi (1422-1461 and 1470-1471)

23)    Tomb of King Edward vii (1901-1910) and Queen Alexandra.

I was unable to take my own photographs in St George’s Chapel, due to a policy of ‘no photography’ but as you will see from the links below, it is surprising what photographs can be obtained from other sources.

The tomb of King Edward vii (1901-1910) and Queen Alexandra.

The tomb of King George V (1910-1936) and Queen Mary.

Buried beneath the black marble slab are King George vi (1936-1952), Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the ashes of Princess Margaret.


Above: The Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore and the royal burial ground. Again, although photography is forbidden inside the Mausoleum, the tomb and sarcophagus of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) lying on the left side of her husband and Consort, Prince Albert (1861) can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Below: the graves of King Edward viii (uncrowned, abdicated 1936 and re-titled thereafter ‘Duke of Windsor’) and his wife, Wallis Simpson.

Duke of Windsor

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