The connection between the Royal Family and St George’s Chapel is a strong one. Members of the Royal Family have been baptised, married and buried in the Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II was closely involved with the life of the College, attended Mattins at the Chapel on Easter Day and an annual service of thanksgiving on Garter Day. In 2018, apart from Easter Day and Garter Day, Queen Elizabeth attended the weddings of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May and Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank in October. In 2019, in addition to the Royal Maundy Service, Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family attended Mattins on Easter Day; the Royal Victorian Order Service in early May and the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston later in the same month.
Queen Elizabeth II distributed Maundy money at the 1959, 2016, 2018 and 2019 Royal Maundy Services which were held in St George’s Chapel. In 2022 King Charles III, then The Prince of Wales, distributed Maundy money on The Queen’s behalf in St George’s Chapel.
King Charles III, then The Prince of Wales, attended Christmas Day Mattins in St George’s in December 2021. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family attended Easter Day Mattins in 2022.
In April 2021 Queen Elizabeth II and twenty nine other Members of the Royal Family attended the Funeral of her husband, Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh. The funeral was held under the covid rules in place at the time.
On 19 September 2022 The Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II was held in St George’s Chapel. Later the same day a private interment service was held in the King George VI Memorial Chapel within St George’s. King Charles III and many other members of the Royal Family attended both services. A full list of Royal Burials in St George’s Chapel can be found here.