The funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19, after Her Majesty passed away on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 96.
The Queen will be reunited with her parents, sister and the late Duke of Edinburgh, her husband of nearly 74, at her final resting place in Windsor Castle.
A commitment ceremony for the Queen will take place Monday night at St. George’s Chapel, but what the late monarch will wear when buried has not yet been announced.
What will the queen wear to her funeral?
Although her funeral was a public affair and televised, little is known about where the Queen will be buried.
One expert believes that this may remain so even after Her Majesty is put to rest.
“Having been ‘seen’ for a lifetime, this may be the one time her appearance remains a mystery,” said Bethan Holt, royal fashion expert and author of The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style.
Given the late monarch’s preference for modest and more affordable garments, it’s likely her funeral outfit will reflect that.
Whatever the queen is buried wearing, “only she will have chosen the outfit,” and it will be “chosen for quite some time,” Holt says.
“She has always paid close attention to her clothes, so this is a detail she will have ultimate control over,” she continues, adding that Her Majesty may be wearing black or “she may wear an outfit that will bring happy memories to her.” contains”.
With what crown jewels and jewels will the queen be buried?
Most of the pieces of the Crown Jewels are kept to be passed on to King Charles III, but it is likely that Her Majesty will be buried with jewelry from her own collection.
The Queen had more than 300 items in her private collection, but a jewelry expert believes she will be buried with some of her more modest pieces.
Lisa Levinson, head of communications for the Natural Diamond Council, told the Metro that the Queen could be buried with just two pieces of jewelry: her Welsh gold wedding ring and a pair of pearl earrings.
“Pearls have always been a signature of the Queen,” confirms Holt, “so it would make sense that she would choose to be buried with some.”
Levinson added that she thinks it is likely that the Queen’s engagement ring will be given to Princess Anne.
“Young Prince Philip was deeply involved in the design of Elizabeth’s engagement ring, which is set in platinum and features 11 natural diamonds – a three-carat round solitaire diamond and five smaller stones on each side,” she explains.
“Her Majesty’s life has always been dominated by the legacy of the Royal Family, in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth; her jewelry is a big part of that legacy.”
Royal commentator Josh Rom told the New York Post that most of the Queen’s tiara collection would be passed on to King Charles III for Camilla, Queen Consort, to use, and possibly Kate, Princess of Wales.
How is the Queen’s coffin dressed?
While it’s not yet confirmed how the Queen will be dressed for her funeral, we do know more about the items that dress her coffin.
While the Queen is likely to be buried with few ceremonial items, they were on display for four days from Wednesday until the morning of her funeral on Monday with her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall.
The Imperial State Crown is placed on the Queen’s casket atop the Royal Standard flag, along with a white floral wreath of white roses, white dahlias and foliage, including pine from the gardens at Balmoral and pittosporum, lavender and rosemary from the gardens at Windsor .
The coffin was draped with the Royal Standard, a flag representing the four kingdoms of the UK, which is also the flag used in royal residences to indicate when the sovereign is home.
The Imperial State Crown, whether you realize it or not, is one of the Queen’s most commonly worn crowns, being chosen every year for the state opening of Parliament, as is the crown worn by Her Majesty at the end of her coronation. .
The solid gold frame, with 2,868 diamonds, 269 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and four rubies, was originally made for the coronation of the Queen’s father, King George VI, and was reshaped for the Queen and the height was reduced to it seems more feminine”.
The Sovereign’s sphere and scepter, made of hollow gold and containing over 600 precious stones, will also be placed on the coffin for the funeral ceremony.
What is buried with the queen?
Traditionally, members of the royal family are buried with objects close to them, including jewelry and mementos.
Prince Philip was buried with his military possessions, most notably his naval office cap and his sword which were placed atop his coffin during the procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Queen Victoria died at the incredible age of 81 in January 1901. Famously in mourning since the death of her husband Prince Albert, Victoria was buried in black clothing, with her and her husband’s wedding rings.
Also in Victoria’s chest was one of Albert’s dressing gowns and an elaborate cape, made by her daughter Princess Alice, who died of diphtheria in 1878, for her husband.
Princess Margaret, once the Rebel, broke with tradition and chose to be cremated so her ashes could be scattered next to her father, King George IV.
Princess Diana was buried in 1997 in a private ceremony at Althorp Park, the Spencer family estate. Catherine Walker.
A gifted set of rosary beads from Mother Teresa, who died the same week as Diana, was placed in her hands, as well as a photo of her sons, a photo who was traveling with her and, according to her, was found in her handbag. biography of Andrew Morton, Diana: her true story – in her own words.