As you are aware, today Monday, September 19th, has been declared a national bank holiday to allow individuals and businesses to pay their respects to Her Majesty and honor her reign. So what is open to the general public and what will take place today?

After the death of her majesty the Queen, nations followed Royal protocols and entered a period of mourning. However, after the announcement of September 19th, 2022 becoming an official bank holiday. Individuals are left to wonder what has to close today and what will take place.

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Are charity shops open today?

Because today is a bank holiday, many businesses including charity stores will be closed.

Independent businesses may remain open. However GOV.UK confirmed that today would work the same way as other bank holidays. There would be no statutory entitlement to time off, with employers able to include it as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.

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What will take place today Monday, September 19th?

Many businesses such as charity shops will be closed in order to allow staff to pay respect to the Queen on the final day of mourning.

The Queen’s state funeral will take place today at Westminster Abbey at 11 am.

The coffin will be borne from Westminster Hall in a procession to the abbey.

There will then be two minutes of silence across the country.

Following the one-hour service, the coffin will be accompanied by a big ceremonial procession to Hyde Park where the change from gun carriage to state hearse will take place and transported to Windsor.

Following a procession through Windsor, a committal service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, will be performed. During which the coffin will be placed into the royal vault.

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When will charity shops reopen?

Charity shops are meant to operate the next working day, which is tomorrow. Although independent businesses may differ when opening while grieving the Queen’s death.

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