What happens when the queen passes away? Will there be a bank holiday for Queen’s funeral?

The decision regarding whether or not there would be a bank holiday on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which is anticipated to take place in 10 or 11 days, is said to have not been made on Thursday night.

However, according to government recommendations, organizations may want to think about postponing or canceling events or closing venues on the day of the official funeral as a sign of respect.

This applied to sporting, cultural, and other entertainment activities, albeit the organizers’ discretion over cancellations was advised.

Who is the new monarch of England

Yes. The Prince of Wales is king. He became the sovereign immediately after the death of his mother.

Will King Charles abdicate in favour of his son, William?

No. Duty will come first for Charles.

Will King Charles make a televised address?

Yes. On Friday, September 9, he is anticipated to address the nation in which he would pay tribute to the Queen and affirm his commitment to serving as the future monarch.

How else can I pay respects to the Queen?

The Queen’s coffin will be transported through London in a military procession to and from Westminster Abbey, while at Windsor, the coffin will likely be driven through the town to St. George’s Chapel.

Although crowds are anticipated to congregate along the route, the final plans will take the present coronavirus activity into mind.

The King George VI memorial chapel, a wing of the main church, will serve as the Queen’s private burial place.

Will everyone get a day off?

The period of the national mourning, which is scheduled to last until the day after the Queen’s funeral, is determined by the government.

As a gesture of respect, it is also anticipated that the day of the Queen’s funeral would be declared a public holiday and a national day of mourning.

But whether a business closes may be left to the discretion of each individual company.

Across the nation, there will be a two-minute moment of silence.

Will schools close?

Schools and colleges in England are to remain open as usual during the period of mourning, according to the Department for Education.

The DfE said: “Schools and further education settings should remain open. While normal attendance is expected, headteachers continue to have the power to authorize leaves of absence for pupils in exceptional circumstances.”

Will events be cancelled?

Sports have been told there is no obligation to cancel events but this weekend’s Premier League and English Football League fixtures have already been postponed.

Sports event organizers from across the UK were involved in a call with the government on Friday morning, where they were advised they may wish to cancel anything scheduled for the day of the Queen’s funeral.

The BBC has announced that both Friday and Saturday’s Proms have been cancelled while the TUC has postponed its annual four-day congress, which was due to be held in Brighton from Sunday.

Will shops close?

Most shops are expected to remain open, though some will close on the day of the funeral, particularly those close to the route of the procession. However, the department store chain Selfridges said it would shut its doors on Friday as it led business tributes to the Queen.

“Make sure music in stores is appropriate and ensure that things are consistent with the national mood,” reads one piece of guidance, which adds that steps should be taken to ensure that flags are at half-mast.

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Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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