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State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom died on September 8, 2022. Her reign lasted 70 years and 214 days.

Is State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II a Public Holiday?

State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The Queen's insignia (E-II-R) stand for Elizabeth II Regina (queen).

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The UK government declared a 10-day mourning period followed by a new bank holiday for the state funeral of Her Majesty on Monday, September 19, 2022.

What Happens at the State Funeral?

The funeral service starts with the bell being tolled 96 times, one for each year of Queen Elizabeth II's life. The service itself is a big event, drawing crowds from all over the world to London. At the end of the service, around noon, two minutes of silence are observed across the UK.

The coffin is taken in procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace and then to Windsor Castle, outside of London. Another, smaller, funeral service is held there and the Queen is buried inside St George's Chapel.

State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II Observances

State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was only observed in the year 2022.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2022MonSep 19State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth IIBank Holiday

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