Queen Elizabeth II rested in a small chapel in the historic Windsor Castle


London: After a state funeral that was broadcast to millions around the world, Queen Elizabeth was brought back to her beloved Windsor Castle to be buried in a modest chapel during a private ceremony.

Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, was originally built by William the Conqueror after the Norman invasion in 1066. Since then, it has been restored and remodeled numerous times over the centuries.

It was the Queen’s main weekend getaway and, in the final years of her reign, her favorite residence, located on the outskirts of London.

There was a huge amount of damage caused by a huge fire there in 1992, which the Queen dubbed ‘Annus Horribilis’ (Horrible Year), which saw several scandals hit the royal family.

More than a dozen English and British monarchs and queens are buried at Windsor Castle. Most of them, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was assassinated in 1649, are buried in St George’s Chapel.

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