No bank holiday when Queen dies

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According to top secret operational plans for the death of Her Majesty, obtained by Politico, the long-reigning Monarch’s funeral will instead being designated as a “Day of National Mourning”.

Although essentially a bank holiday in all but name, Politico reports that an extra day off will not be granted if the somber event is to take place on a weekend or on an existing bank holiday.

Furthermore, the leaked plan, which is officially named Operation London Bridge and has until now been shrouded in secrecy, stated that if the Queen’s funeral falls on a weekday, the Government does not plan to order employers to give employees the day off, but that it will instead leave the matter to be decided between businesses and their staff.

The current plan is to stage Queen Elizabeth’s funeral ten days after her passing, according to the documents.

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