April 9th 1483 saw the death of the first Yorkist king Edward IV, the founder of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
After an illustrious military career that saw him restored to the throne twice, he succumbed to gluttony and a more sedentary lifestyle. His health began to fail and he became the subject to an increasing number of ailments.
Exactly 600 years later on April 9th 2021, saw the death of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of our late queen Elizabeth II. He died of old age at Windsor Castle at the age of 99 and is the longest serving royal consort in history.
HM The Queen Elizabeth II died the following year on September 8th 2022 and both are buried together in the George VI Chapel in the NQA of St George’s Chapel, the same aisle where King Edward IV lies with his queen Elizabeth Woodville.