Public can now visit Queen’s grave at Windsor Castle for ‘staggering’ price

On September 19, the UK, Commonwealth and wider world mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II during her state funeral.

Following the ceremony at Westminster Hall, the Queen’s body was taken to Windsor where it was laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

She was buried alongside other Royal Family members; her father, King George; Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and her late husband Prince Philip, who died last year at 99 years old.

Now, the late monarch’s grave is open for the public to see, but it isn’t cheap to view.

Upon opening to the masses, it was almost immediately hit with criticism over its staggering prices.

Here is everything you need to know about visiting the Queen’s final resting place.

Can you visit the Queen’s grave?

Yes, it is open to the public to see at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Windsor was always said to be one of the late Queen's favourite homes, making it a fitting final resting place for her.

The doors of the chapel opened to the masses on Thursday, September 29, giving people a chance to say farewell in a more intimate setting when compared to the heaving state funeral.

The general public can go on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4.15pm (last entry is 4pm), but you will need to pay.

On Sundays, general visitors are not permitted entrance, but if you are a worshipper, you are allowed inside.

The chapel has a maximum capacity of 800, with demand to make the visit remaining high.

How much does it cost to visit the Queen’s grave?

To pay your respects to the late Monarch, you will need to pay for the privilege to do so.

A visit to the King George VI Memorial Chapel will set you back a whopping £28.50 for a weekend visit.

It isn’t much better during a week day, as it will still cost a staggering £26.50 to step inside the hallowed halls.

However, it should be noted that this is the cost to enter the Windsor Castle grounds, not just the chapel.

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On social media, users shared their disdain over the exorbitant pricing, with one Twitter user writing: “People will flock to this and quite literally skin themselves out to see it! Might as well go to your local cemetery and visit some stranger’s memorial for free! Madness!”

A second wrote: “Not about profit at all! Jeez, who charges to visit a resting place??”

“I'd rather go to the dentist,” another joked, while a fourth added: “Disgusting using the Queens passing to profit. I'm lost for words!!”

Some defended the pricing though, with one writing: “Classic twitter. Take something normal (for example a ticket to see Windsor Castle, which incidentally I did a few weeks ago, highly recommend) Then turn it into something it’s not for twitter ‘likes’. Pathetic.”


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