Buckingham Palace has shared a photo of the Queen's gravestone

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Buckingham Palace has released the first photo of the Queen's gravestone, which has been placed at her father King George VI's memorial chapel in Windsor Castle.

Her Majesty's gravestone is inscribed with the names of her father, mother, and her husband Prince Philip, who she is buried alongside.

The photo, shared by the official royal family Instagram account, shows the late royals' inscriptions, along with an array of wreaths displayed to pay respect.

It reads 'George VI 1895-1952', 'Elizabeth 1900-2002', followed by a metal Garter Star, then 'Elizabeth II 1926-2022' and 'Philip 1921-2021'.

All four royals were members of the Order of the Garter – the most senior knighthood in the British honours system.

The stone itself is made using hand-carved Belgian black marble with brass letter inlays, matching the previous ledger stone.

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Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
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Photo credit: Dan Kitwood - Getty Images

Her Majesty passed away peacefully on 8 September at Balmoral Castle.

The Queen's state funeral at Westminster Abbey, which also marked the last day of national mourning, saw members of the royal family, including King Charles, Prince William (the newly appointed Prince of Wales), and Prince Harry, walk behind her coffin.

A wreath was placed atop her coffin, and bore a personal message from King Charles III, the Queen's son and heir.

It read: 'In loving and devoted memory, Charles R'. The 'R' stands for 'Rex', now that Charles is King.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Visitors can view the Queen's burial site from next week, as Windsor Castle reopens to the public on 29 September – excluding Sundays when it's only open for worshippers.

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