The Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault of St George’s Chapel to rest next to her beloved Philip and her parents (pictures)

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The Queen’s coffin has been lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel, where she will rest with her beloved husband Prince Philip after her crown, orb and scepter were removed from her coffin to that she may go down to her grave ‘as a simple Christian soul’.

Her Majesty returned home to Windsor to be reunited for eternity with her husband, father, mother and sister in the crypt of St. George’s Chapel to the lamentations of a lone piper at the end of his reign of 70 years.

The Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault of St George’s Chapel to rest next to her beloved Philip and her parents (pictures)

The Royal Family stood at the end of the short service as the Queen slowly descended into the Royal Vault as the Dean of Windsor said: “Continue your journey from this world, O Christian soul.” He also offered the commendation – a prayer in which the deceased is entrusted to God’s mercy.

The Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault of St George’s Chapel to rest next to her beloved Philip and her parents (pictures)

Before she was lowered, Dean had placed her crown and other crown jewels on the altar before the Queen’s office staff were snapped – signifying the Queen’s separation from her service in death . The Garter King of Arms then pronounced the Queen’s styles and titles as all power passed to her son, the King.

The Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault of St George’s Chapel to rest next to her beloved Philip and her parents (pictures)

Her Majesty’s long journey to her final resting place will end with her private burial next to her ‘strength and stay Philip’ this evening where the King will scatter the earth over his mother’s coffin at 7.30pm during a family service private.

The Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault of St George’s Chapel to rest next to her beloved Philip and her parents (pictures)

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch had been carried into the historic church, followed by Charles III, his children and grandchildren, including Prince Harry and Prince William.

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