Point of Interest

George’s Chapel

England / Europe

St George’s Chapel is not visible from the walk at this point. It is open for services and on most days, except Sundays, it is open as part of the Windsor Castle tour. Edward IV built this chapel beside the old one in 1475. It was completed by Henry VIII in 1528. The Quire contains the stalls of the Knights of the Garter, above which hang their banners, each stall also bearing the stall plates of most of the 1,000 holders of the Order. Each June the Knights process through the Castle to the Thanksgiving service in the Chapel, and often new Knights are installed. St George’s Chapel contains the tombs of Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Henry VI, Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour, and the executed Charles I. George III built the Royal Vault and he, Queen Charlotte, George IV, William IV and Queen Adelaide lie there. Edward VII and Queen Alexandra’s tomb is on the south side of the High Altar, George V and Queen Mary are on the north side of the Nave, while George VI and Queen Elizabeth are buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

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