Royal Family bid a final farewell to the Queen on social media

‘In loving memory’: Social media posts from members of the Royal Family bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, a ‘mother, grandmother and great-grandmother’

  • The Royal Family and Prince and Princess of Wales official social media accounts have paid tribute to Queen
  • One post from Kate Middleton and Prince William said goodbye to the late monarch after she was laid to rest
  • Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral and committal service were held on Monday before a private burial
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

Senior royals have shared touching social media tributes to Her Majesty who was finally laid to rest today in a private burial in Windsor following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral on September 8, aged 96. Since then, people from around the world have paid their respects to the monarch, who had become a figure of consistency and dedication to service over her unprecedented 70-year reign.

Tonight, touching tributes came in from closer to home, with senior royals sharing sweet messages with the public via social media. 

King Charles and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, shared a touching picture of the late monarch with her parents, sister, and Prince Philip, as well as an image of the Queen in her beloved Balmoral.

Meanwhile the Prince and Princess of Wales shared a moving black and white photo of pallbearers carrying the Queen’s coffin into St George’s Chapel, Windsor, for the committal service this afternoon. 

The Royal Family’s Twitter account shared a poignant image this evening, featuring the late Queen Elizabeth alongside her husband Prince Philip, parents, and sister, as she was reunited with her loved ones in death, as she was buried in the family vault in Windsor (pictured L-R: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, George VI, and Princess Margaret)

The Prince and Princess of Wales posted a heartfelt goodbye to their beloved grandmother on their official Twitter account

Another Tweet shared by the Royal Family’s Twitter account featured an image of the Queen in her beloved Balmoral, as she climbed a hill alone

The tributes came amid official confirmation from the Royal Family, via its website, that Her Majesty had been finally laid to rest, was laid to rest in the royal crypt at St George’s Chapel, some 11 days after her death in Scotland. 

The Twitter post shared by the Royal Family Twitter account, representing King Charles and the Queen Consort, harked back to the past. 

It featured a 1947 photo of the Queen with her parents the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and George VI, as well as her sister Princess Margaret, and her late husband Prince Philip.

It was captioned: ‘This evening a Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor. 

‘The Queen will be Laid to Rest with her late husband The Duke of Edinburgh, alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret.’ 

Also shared by the Royal Family account was a photo of the Queen while in Scotland. The photo shows Her Majesty climbing up a hill, she is alone in the frame.

The caption quoted a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which King Charles cited during his first address to the nation on September 9, the day after his mother died.

It said: ‘May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.’

The caption went on to say: ‘In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926 – 2022.’ 

The Queen is laid to rest for eternity in St George’s Chapel in Windsor as her coffin is lowered into the royal vault following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey this morning

The Lord Chamberlain, Lord Parker of Minsmere, breaks his Wand of Office in a symbolic moment when power is transferred from the Queen

The Queen has been buried alongside her beloved Prince Philip and next to her parents George VI and Elizabeth (pictured: The grave inside the George VI Memorial Chapel), the Queen Mother, and her sister, Margaret at the George VI Memorial Chapel inside St George’s Chapel

The Crown Jeweller, left, removes the Imperial State Crown from the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as she enters the royal crypt as a ‘simple Christian soul’

The King looks moved as her mother is finally laid to rest during the service of committal 

King Charles III places the the Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin at the Committal Service

 Meanwhile, the Prince and Princess of Wales’s touching Twitter post signalled a final goodbye.

Alongside the photo they shared, they wrote a moving caption, in which they outlined the Queen’s duties, both in her professional capacity as the monarch, and her personal capacity as the matriarch of the family.

The caption read: ‘Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother.’

The Committal Service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor and, as well as her family, featured a congregation of friends and mourners from her household past and present, including her personal staff from across her private estates. 

At the end of the final hymn, the King placed the Grenadier Guards’ Queen’s Company Colour – the royal standard of the regiment – on the coffin.

Baron Parker, the Lord Chamberlain and the most senior official in the late Queen’s royal household, then ‘broke’ his Wand of Office and placed it on the Coffin.

As the coffin was lowered into the royal vault, the Garter King of Arms pronounced the styles and titles of the Queen and the Sovereign’s Piper played a lament before walking slowly away to allow the music to fade.

During this evening’s private burial service, the Dean of Windsor will again conduct proceedings.

At present, a black stone slab is set into the floor of the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

It features the names of George VI and his wife Elizabeth – who died in 2002 – in gold lettering, above the dates of their births and deaths.

Near there is a slab of black-and-white diamond-shaped stones which is taken away for funerals to gain access to a lift.

Princess Margaret died just weeks before her mother and was subsequently cremated. Her ashes were initially kept in the royal vault and were then moved to the chapel to be with her parents.

King Charles III places the the Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin as she was about to be lowered into the crypt

The overwhelmed monarch then turned away as he said goodbye to his mother and her power and titles moved to him

The Orb and Sceptre are removed from the coffin at the Committal Service

The Sussexes and the Wales’ sing as Her Majesty the Queen had her symbols of monarchy removed along with her titles

The coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II rests in George’s Chapel, Windsor

The Royal Family and European royals watch as the coffin is carried towards the altar

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into St George’s Chapel along the centre aisle of the nave to the catafalque

Lena Tindall, Zara Tindall, Mia Tindall, the Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of Sussex, Princess Charlotte, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, and the Prince of Wales, stand for the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre

Princess Charlotte, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, and the Prince of Wales as they say goodbye to the Queen

Charles, Camilla, Princess Anne and Prince Edward sat together in the service

The choir sings solemnly as the Queen makes her final and saddest journey today

King Charles takes his seat with his family after following the coffin

William, Kate, George and Charlotte stand aside and direct Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to their seats

 The memorial chapel was added to the north side of St George’s, behind two of the buttresses holding up the building’s north wall.

The ceremony to transfer King George’s body there was private, as was the dedication of the chapel the following week.

St George’s Chapel itself was ordered by King Edward IV, with construction beginning in 1475 and finishing in 1528 under the reign of King Henry VIII.

Henry is among the monarchs to be buried there. The others include George III, George IV, George V and William IV.

Other royals who are buried there include Queen Victoria’s father Prince Edward, George III’s wife Queen Charlotte and Queen Mary’s grandfather Prince Adolphus.

As well as burials, successive royal weddings have been held in the chapel, including Queen Victoria’s to Prince Albert and Prince Harry’s to Meghan Markle in 2018.

Last April, moving images showed the Queen having to sit alone due to coronavirus regulations during Prince Philip’s funeral inside the chapel.

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