NewsEuropeCharles III approves that the day of Elizabeth II's funeral is a national holiday in the United Kingdom

Charles III approves that the day of Elizabeth II’s funeral is a national holiday in the United Kingdom

Archive – Queen Elizabeth II – Michael Kappeler/dpa – File

Charles III has approved this Saturday within the framework of a series of a series of orders issued after his formal proclamation as the new king of England that the day of Elizabeth II’s funeral be declared a national holiday in the United Kingdom.

The president of the Access Council, Penny Mordaunt, has pointed out that one of the proclamations “designates the day of Elizabeth II’s state funeral as a national holiday in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland”, to which Charles III has responded with “approved”.

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Buckingham Palace said on Friday that royal mourning will last until seven days after Elizabeth II’s funeral. Although a date has not been officially confirmed so far, something that the Royal House has assured that it will do “in due course”, it is expected to take place on September 19.

The hitherto Prince of Wales automatically ascended the throne on Thursday after the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, at the age of 96, so the act of proclamation was purely ceremonial. The organization currently has more than 700 members, although only around 200 have been called.

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These acts have taken place a day after Carlos III renewed in his first speech to the nation the commitment for life that his mother assumed when ascending the throne and stressed that he will fulfill his tasks “for as long as God keeps me alive “–, while extolling the historical figure of Elizabeth II.

Source: Europa Press


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