People are furious at how much it costs to go and visit Queen's resting place
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People are furious after finding out how much it costs to go and visit the Queen’s resting place, saying the whole system is ‘taking advantage’.
Last week, the Queen was laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, alongside her mother, father and husband – the new stone now bearing the names of George VI (1895-1952), Elizabeth (1900-2002), Elizabeth II (1926-2022) and Philip (1921-2021).
Those wishing to pay their respects are now able to book a visit to the chapel, which is included in the price of a ticket to Windsor Castle.
An FAQ section on the Royal Collection Trust website explains: “St George’s Chapel will be open to visitors unless you are visiting on a Sunday, when the Chapel is only open to those attending a service. You may wish to visit on another day of the week if you would like to visit the Chapel.”
To visit the chapel, visitors need to buy a ticket to the castle, with entry costing £28.50 for adults on Saturdays, or £26.50 for the rest of the week.
Guests can also enjoy free re-admission for a year by asking staff to convert the ticket to a ‘1-Year Pass’.
Despite the more cost-effective annual option, many social media users said they didn't feel the price was justified.
Tweeting about the topic before ticket sales reopened, one user said: “The Royal Family are grifters. As of next week you can pay £28.50 to see the Queen's final resting place. Roll up! Roll up!”
Someone else wrote: “Much as l liked and respected the queen. How much? St Geroge's chapel will reopen to visitors from Thursday and will be open every day excluding Sundays when it is only open for worshippers. Entry to the castle is £28.50 for adults on Saturdays and £26.50 on other days.”
The Royal Family are grifters. As of next week you can pay £28.50 to see the Queen's final resting place. Roll up! Roll up!— Nick Moore (@NickMooreSpain) September 24, 2022
Much as l liked and respected the queen.— Woody Cook (@lifewassoeasy) September 25, 2022
St Geroge's chapel will reopen to visitors from Thursday and will be open every day excluding Sundays when it is only open for worshippers.
Entry to the castle is £28.50 for adults on Saturdays and £26.50 on other days.
A third added: “Dear oh dear. Exempt from inheritance tax and now this. Taking advantage. The inscription on the slab marking the Queen and Philip's resting place at Windsor's George's Chapel - which the public will be able to view during £28.50 tours.”
According to the RCT website, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and is open to visitors throughout the year.
Along with St George’s Chapel, highlights include the state apartments, the Changing of the Guard and Queen Mary’s Doll’s House.
A spokesperson for the Royal Collection Trust, which is a registered charity, told LADbible: "Access to St George’s Chapel continues to be included as part of a ticketed visit to Windsor Castle."