The first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's death on Friday was marked with remembrances of her life and her burial.
The queen died on Sept. 8, 2022, and was laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after her funeral on Sept. 19. Her burial reunited her with Prince Philip, her husband for more than 70 years who died in 2021, and past family members.
Her father, King George VI, and her mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, were already buried at Windsor Castle, along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret, who died in 2002.
Prince Philip’s coffin was originally placed in the 200-year-old Royal Vault beneath St. George’s Chapel, but it was moved to the chapel to lie alongside Queen Elizabeth’s.
Windsor Castle held a special place in the queen's heart as she frequented it often as a teenager during World War II and throughout her career as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
“In many ways Windsor was her sort of home away from home,” NBC royal commentator Daisy McAndrew said on TODAY the day of the queen's funeral.
The days leading up to the burial included a period of national mourning and a state funeral for the late queen. Before the ceremony, the queen’s casket traveled from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the beloved estate where she died, and stopped at multiple locations before arriving at Buckingham Palace.
From Buckingham Palace, her family members accompanied her casket in a solemn procession to Westminster Hall, where the queen lied in state for five days to give the public time to pay respects.
A national public holiday was declared in the United Kingdom for Sept. 19 in honor of the queen.
The state funeral service began at 6:00 a.m. EST and ran for just an hour. The funeral was attended by more than 2,000 people.
The coffin was then transferred to Windsor Castle, where St. George's Chapel is located. A televised committal service was by more than 800 people.
The queen’s coffin was showered with roses from the thousands of well-wishers near the hearse as it traveled to Windsor castle for the service.
At 2:30 p.m. EST, Queen Elizabeth was buried in a private ceremony.
This was the first time a state funeral was held in the United Kingdom since 1965, when former prime minister Winston Churchill died.