On September 8, the longest-reigning Monarch in British history passed away at the age of 96, and the country entered a period of national mourning. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, tributes have been pouring in by members of the public, and the Queen is due to receive a state funeral.
Will there be a bank holiday on the day of the funeral?
King Charles III, the new proclaimed King of England, has signed a proclamation to appoint the day of the Queen’s funeral as a public holiday across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The bank holiday was formally approved by King Charles III in his first meeting with the Privy council in St James’s Palace.
When is the funeral?
The funeral will take place on Monday, September 19 and will be a public holiday. Queen Elizabeth will receive a state funeral, and it will be televised across the nation. Some cinemas including Vue will be screening the funeral free of charge on Monday.
Is Prince Charles the new King?
Yes. On September 10, he was proclaimed King Charles III, with gun salutes taking place in London to mark the occasion.