Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch, passed away peacefully on Thursday 8th of September. Following this, King Charles III announced Monday 19th of September as his mother’s funeral date, which will also be a bank holiday.
It doesn’t feel that it was long ago when Buckingham Palace was announcing a bank holiday for the Queen’s jubilee. Sadly, Just a few months later, a bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral is being announced.
You have some time to decide whether to give your staff a day off or pay them double time. Perhaps some of them will be tuning in to watch the funeral succession take place. It also means there will be delays in the postage network. Once Tuesday comes around it will be back to normal, until the Kings coronation, when we might get another! Although it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Will the Queen’s likeness be removed from things?
Yes, but it doesnt happen overnight. As we know, the Queen is featured on a number of things in the United Kingdom, including but not limited to stamps, money and passports. These will start being replaced by the current reigning monarch but it will cost a lot of money and take a long time.
Royal Mail suspends services on Bank Holiday Monday
Following the announcement that HM The Queen’s State funeral will be marked as a Bank Holiday, Royal Mail has announced that services will be suspended on Monday 19 September.