When is the bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral?
the queen Elizabeth II died, marking the end of his seven-decade reign.
She died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday 8 September 2022 after 70 years on the throne.
Buckingham Palace A statement said: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”
Her Majesty celebrated her platinum jubilee in 2022, which meant the public was given an extra bank holiday to celebrate in May.
But will there be a public holiday now that the Queen has died?
Operation London Bridge – a strict set of protocols drawn up by the authorities that outline the plan in the event of the Queen’s death – determines what happens next.
But it was announced on Saturday (September 10) that the date of the Queen’s funeral will be a bank holiday as it will be a day of national mourning.
In a statement, the government said: “Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, will be a national bank holiday.
“This will allow individuals, businesses and other organizations to pay tribute to His Majesty and commemorate his reign, while marking the last day of the national mourning period.
“These bank holidays will work in the same way as other bank holidays, and there is no statutory entitlement to time off. Employers can include bank holidays as part of an employee’s holiday entitlement.
“The bank holiday will take place across the UK.”
A state funeral is expected to take place on Monday September 19 at Westminster Abbey in central London.
The original plans are for the Queen’s coffin to be transported to the Abbey on a gun carriage, pulled by naval ratings – sailors – using ropes rather than horses.
Senior members of the family are expected to follow in the lead – as they did for the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The army will line the streets and join the procession.
Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royalty and important figures in public life will be invited to gather at the abbey, which can hold up to 2,000.
The service will be televised, and a national two-minute silence is expected.
As well as the funeral, the Queen’s coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for a televised committal service.
Later in the evening there will be a private interment service with senior members of the royal family.
The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI Memorial Chapel, attached to the main chapel – where her mother and father were buried with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.
Philip’s coffin will travel from the Royal Vault to the Chapel of Remembrance to join the Queen.