The Royal Family Shared a Poignant Photo of Queen Elizabeth With Her Parents, Sister and Husband as She's Laid to Rest Alongside Them


The Royal Family of Britain, including Princess Elizabeth's fiance Lt Philip Mountbatten, London, England, November 15, 1947. Left to right: Lt Mountbatten, Princess Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth, King George VI and Princess Margaret Rose.
(Image credit: Photo by PhotoQuest / Getty)

The U.K. all but came to a standstill on Monday as Queen Elizabeth II's funeral proceedings unfolded.

Members of the Royal Family were joined by global dignitaries and celebrities in an elaborate public ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, before the Queen's coffin was moved to Windsor Castle, which is to be her final resting place.

There, the late monarch was buried in a private ceremony in the presence of her family, who gathered to tell her a final, more personal farewell.

The place of her burial is rich with significance, as the Royal Family shared on Instagram on Monday.

The social media account—which now serves as the official account for King Charles and Queen Camilla, as well as other members of the family including Princess Anne and Prince Edward—posted a photo from 1947 of then-Princess Elizabeth, alongside her then-fiancé Philip Mountbatten, her mom and dad, and her sister.

They wrote, "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."

Later that day, the Royal Family shared a second photo of the Queen taking a country walk (judging by her casual attire, I would guess it was taken near Balmoral, though I haven't been able to verify this).

They captioned this photo, "‘May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.’

"In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen.

"1926 - 2022"

Queen Elizabeth II walking cross country at the North of Scotland Gun Dog Association Open Stake Retreiver Trials in the grounds of Balmoral Castle.

(Image credit: Photo by Central Press / Getty)
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.