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  1. William III

    • Born: 4 November 1650
    • Died: 8 March 1702
    • Coronation: 11 April 1689
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    William was the only child of William II, Prince of Orange and Princess Mary, eldest daughter of Charles I of England.He is buried with his wife Mary II in Henry VII's chapel but he has no monument. Their wax effigies are in the Abbey collection.

  2. Anne Boleyn

    • Died: 19 May 1536
    • Coronation: 1 June 1533

    Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire, was crowned queen in Westminster Abbey by Thomas Cranmer on 1 June 1533. Buried in the Tower of London.

  3. Richard III

    • Born: 2 October 1452
    • Died: 22 August 1485
    • Coronation: 6 July 1483

    Richard was a son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and his wife Cicely Neville and was born on 2 October 1452. His remains have recently been re-interred in Leicester cathedral.

  4. Elizabeth I

    • Born: 7 September 1533
    • Died: 24 March 1603
    • Coronation: 15 January 1559
    • Funeral: 28 April 1603
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII by Anne Boleyn and was born at Greenwich. Her large tomb in Henry VII's chapel is by Maximilian Colt. Her wax effigy was re-made in 1760 but a unique corset from the 1603 funeral effigy still exists

  5. Elizabeth II

    • Born: 21 April 1926
    • Coronation: 2 June 1953
    • Wedding: 20 November 1947

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch and the world's longest serving sovereign. Born on 21 April 1926. She was married and crowned in the Abbey. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  6. Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine

    • Born: 21 June 1982
    • Wedding: 29 April 2011

    HRH Prince William of Wales is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and his late wife Diana, Princess of Wales. He was given the title Duke of Cambridge on his marriage to Catherine Middleton.

  7. Princess Amelia

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    Princess Amelia, daughter of George II, was buried with her parents in the Hanoverian vault in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  8. Queen Alexandra,wife of Edward VII

    • Born: 1 December 1844
    • Died: 20 November 1925
    • Funeral: 27 November 1925

    Queen Alexandra was born on 1 December 1844, the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark. She married Edward VII and is buried at Windsor.

  9. William I (the Conqueror)

    • Died: 9 September 1087
    • Coronation: 25 December 1066

    William of Normandy, known as ‘the Conqueror’, was a natural son of Robert, Duke of Normandy. At the battle of Hastings he killed the English king Harold. He was crowned in the Abbey on Christmas Day 1066.

  10. Mary Queen of Scots

    • Born: 8 December 1542
    • Died: 8 February 1587
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    Mary, Queen of Scots was born in 1542, daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. Her son brought her remains to the Abbey and erected a magnificent tomb in Henry VII's chapel. This is by sculptors William and Cornelius Cure.

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