Hundreds line up to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor

Hundreds line up to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor
People queue outside as Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel, which is reopened to public for first time since Queen Elizabeth II's death, in Windsor, England, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Hundreds of royal fans lined up outside Windsor Castle for the chance to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II as the chapel where the late monarch was buried opened to the public today for the first time since her death.

The queen’s death certificate says the 96-year-old monarch died of old age.

The certificate, published by National Records of Scotland, records that Elizabeth died at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland on Sept. 8 at 3.10 p.m.

The document was signed by the queen’s daughter, Princess Anne.

Many want to visit the tomb of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

It is marked by a slab of hand-carved Belgian black marble inside the King George VI Memorial Chapel, part of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The queen’s name is inscribed on the ledger stone in brass letter inlays, alongside the names of her husband, mother and father.

Anne Daley from Cardiff, Wales was one of the first in line and was also among the tens of thousands of people who shuffled through Westminster Hall over four days to see the queen’s lying in state before her funeral.

The 65-year-old said she felt emotional thinking about the monarch’s death on Sept. 8, as well as that of her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year.

To visit the chapel, royal fans have to buy a ticket to Windsor Castle.

The price for adults is 26.50 pounds ($28.75) Sunday through Friday, and 28.50 on Saturdays.

The memorial chapel sits within the walls of St. George’s Chapel, where many members of the royal family are buried. It has also been the venue for several royal weddings, including the marriage of Prince Harry to the former Meghan Markle in 2018.

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