PHOTO | Queen Elizabeth II's final resting place marked with new ledger stone

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Buckingham Palace has shared a photo of Queen Elizabeth II's final resting place.

Britain's longest reigning monarch died on Thursday, 8 September. Following a week of mourning, the world celebrated a "life of service, love and faith" with majesty and pomp in a state funeral on Monday, 19 September. 

The queen was later lowered into the royal vault and laid to rest at the King George VI Memorial Chapel after members of the royal family bid her farewell in an intimate, untelevised ceremony. 

READ MORE | A final goodbye in Windsor as King Charles III and the world bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

There now sits a new ledger stone made of Belgian black marble with brass letter inlays to match the previous ledger. It includes the birth and death dates for George VI, Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, who died at age 99 in April 2021.

Also, on Saturday, Buckingham Palace shared the first official photo of the new king and his red box.

The locked red despatch box is an image strongly associated with the British monarchy and one that the late Queen Elizabeth was regularly pictured with.

It contains papers from the British government and some Commonwealth countries, which are sent to the monarch from the office of the private secretary.

READ MORE | King Charles pictured with official red box as he takes up royal duties

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