King Charles III has given his approval to an order declaring a bank holiday on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

At the conclusion of the 10-day period of mourning, on Monday, September 19, the funeral will be conducted.

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The funeral, which would be the first state funeral held in the UK since 1965, is expected to take place on a bank holiday, though it was previously uncertain if that would be the case. However, during his first meeting with the privy council on Saturday, King Charles issued an order for one.

During the first-ever televised ceremony where he was formally crowned as the new monarch, Charles III reaffirmed the public holiday.

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“Drafts of two proclamations,” the lord president of the council, Penny Mordaunt, said. “One – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Two – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in Scotland.”

“Approved,” Charles answered.

The government acknowledged that the day would operate similarly to previous bank holidays, that there would be no statutory right to time off, and that employers might add it to their employees’ leave policies.

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The Department for Business stated that although the news would not alter the terms of any current employment contracts, they would “expect employers to respond sensitively to requests from workers who wish to take the day of the funeral off work.”

They stated it would be expected that schools will close.

The bank holiday will be observed across the United Kingdom.

Originally, instead of using horses for the burial procession, sailors known as naval ratings would pull a gun carriage carrying the Queen’s coffin to the abbey.

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Similar to how they did for the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the Duke of Edinburgh, senior members of the family are anticipated to follow behind.

The armed forces will line the streets and participate in the parade.

Heads of state, presidents, prime ministers, European royals, and prominent persons from public life will be welcomed to congregate in the abbey, which has space for 2,000 worshippers.

The event will be broadcast on television, and there will likely be a nationwide moment of silence.