The end of an era

February 4th 1901

The funeral procession on the West Steps
The funeral procession on the West Steps

The Body of Her most Excellent Majesty, Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith & Empress of India, was conveyed from Osborne to Portsmouth on Friday Feb. 1st 1901, & on the following day it was conveyed from Portsmouth to London & from London to Windsor into St George’s Chapel, where a Funeral Service was held conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Bishop of Winchester & The Dean of Windsor. The Body was then placed in the Albert Memorial Chapel where it remained until Monday Feb 4th 1901. on which day it was conveyed to the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, where it was interred in the Royal Sarcophagus by us Randall Winton: P.F. Eliot, Dean of Windsor

Extracted from the Burials Register

Eleanor (Assistant Archivist)

The King's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.