Two-minute silence 11:55am Monday 19th September

The Queen has died

People across the UK are being urged to fall silent for two minutes at 11:55 on Monday 19th September 2022. These form the closing moments of the Queen’s funeral on Monday. This forms part of a double moment of nationwide reflection honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This follows a one-minute silence which is to be held at 8 pm the night before.

HRH King Charles III will lead the Royal Family behind the Queen’s coffin at 10:44 am on Monday, from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral service.

Bank holiday announced for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday 19 September

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 organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.

This bank holiday will operate in the same way as other bank holidays, and there is no statutory entitlement to time off. Employers may include bank holidays as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.

The bank holiday will take place across the United Kingdom.

Bank holiday announced

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