What occurs the day after Queen Elizabeth II’s dying? Palace confirms interval of mourning
London — A day after the announcement of the dying of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace mentioned Friday that King Charles III had requested a proper “interval of Royal Mourning be noticed from now till seven days after The Queen’s Funeral.”
“Royal Mourning will probably be noticed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household workers and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, along with troops dedicated to Ceremonial Duties,” the palace mentioned in an announcement.
A date has not but been confirmed for the queen’s state funeral, nevertheless it’s anticipated to happen on or round September 19.
The palace additionally mentioned that gun salutes could be fired Friday afternoon in London’s Hyde Park and on the Tower of London at 1 p.m. native time (8 a.m. Eastern), with one spherical being fired for every year of the queen’s 96 years.
Royal residences will probably be closed till after the funeral, and flags on the houses will stay at half workers till the day after the top of the interval of mourning — excluding the Royal Standard that all the time flies excessive over the palace at which the monarch, now King Charles III, is staying.
King Charles flew again to London Friday from Balmoral to satisfy with Prime Minister Liz Truss and ship a speech to the nation.
A service of prayer and reflection will probably be held at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral at 6 p.m. native time (1 p.m. Eastern), which the general public will probably be allowed to attend and which may also be televised.
Planned nationwide strikes by postal employees and rail employees have been suspended by labor unions out of respect for the queen, and a memorial picture of her has been displayed on promoting billboards round central London.
As individuals flocked to go away flowers at Buckingham Palace and different websites, the federal government mentioned giant crowds have been anticipated in central London over the approaching days and warned that entry to some areas and roads could be restricted.
“We count on important crowding and delays on some public transport. The public ought to test forward and plan accordingly,” the cupboard workplace mentioned.