Why isn’t Queen Elizabeth II being buried in Westminster Abbey?
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Queen Elizabeth will not be buried at Westminster Abbey because there is not enough space.

There are 30 British monarchs who have their final resting place at Westminster Abbey, but no monarch has been buried there since 1760 due to space limitations.

The lack of space has caused several monarchs, including Charles II, Queen Anne, Queen Mary II and her husband, King William III, to be buried without a monument to their names in the historic church.

Where will Queen Elizabeth II be buried instead?

There will be a burial service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle following the queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Afterward, the queen will be buried with her husband, Prince Philip, her parents and sister at Windsor Castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel.