The royal monuments at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle




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Photo by Moniek Bloks

St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle is perhaps the most impressive part of the entire complex at Windsor. The present chapel was begun by King Edward IV in 1475, and it’s the spiritual home of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. It was Edward’s wish to begin a Yorkist mausoleum there and it began with the burials of his children George and Mary. Over the years, more royals were buried with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret being the last so far in 2002.

A visit to St. George’s Chapel is included in your ticket if you visit Windsor Castle. Below are some of the royal monuments that can be found inside the chapel. The monument for Princess Charlotte is especially touching.


King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

The tomb of Henry VI is included in the image but is located near King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark. To the left of this is a plaque remembering Princess Louise of Saxe-Weimar, a niece of Queen Adelaide who died at Windsor Castle (not pictured)

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King George V and Mary of Teck
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King Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, King Charles I and an infant child of Queen Anne

(Under the black marble plaque)

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King George VI, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

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King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark and King Henry VI nearby

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Monument to Princess Charlotte of Wales

charlotte wales monument
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The Gloucester Vault

Contains: Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (d.1805), Princess Maria, Duchess of Gloucester (d.1807), Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (d.1834) and Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d.1844) and Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester (d.1857).

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The Royal Vault

Contains: Princess Amelia, daughter of George III, Princess Augusta, Duchess of Brunswick, sister of George III, Stillborn son of Princess Charlotte, Princess Charlotte (daughter of George IV), Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria, King George III, Prince Alfred, son of George III, Prince Octavius, son of George III, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of William IV, Prince Frederick, Duke of York, King George IV, Still-born daughter of Prince Ernest Augustus, son of George III, King William IV, Princess Sophia, daughter of George III, Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, Prince Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein, son of Princess Christian, King George V of Hanover, Victoria von Pawel Rammingen, daughter of Princess Frederica of Hanover, Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, mother of Queen Mary, Prince Francis, Duke of Teck, father of Queen Mary, Princess Frederika of Hanover, Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, grandfather of Queen Mary, Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge, grandmother of Queen Mary.

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royal vault
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Prince Albert Memorial Chapel

Contains: Baroness Victoria von Pawel-Rammingen, daughter of Princess Frederica of Hanover, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence.

st george's chapel
Photo by Moniek Bloks






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  1. I loved learning who all is laid to rest within the walls of Windsor Chapel. A huge thank you to you Moniek for taking on this huge task of research on each of these Royal Women and the impressions they made in history. My hat’s off to you and I look forward to reading more of your fantastic articles of your research.

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