Following the Queen’s passing just two days ago at Balmoral Castle, it has officially been announced that on the day of her funeral, the UK will be granted a bank holiday.
The bank holiday, which has been approved by the newly appointed King Charles III, will act as a national day of mourning to allow the public to pay their respects to Her Majesty.
A Period of National Mourning began yesterday and is expected to run until the day after the Queen’s funeral.
The day of the Queen’s funeral, which is currently expected to take place on September 19th, will form of public holiday in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A televised state funeral for the Queen will be held at Westminster Abbey for invited guests followed by a committal serves at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
On the day the Queen is buried a two-minute silence will be held across the country.
The Queen is set to lie in state for several days to allow members of the public to file slowly past the coffin to pay respects.
It’s also expected that there will be a military procession through London from Westminster Abbey where crowds will be able to gather along the route.