Nationwide one-minute silence will likely be held for the Queen at 8pm on Sunday – the day earlier than the state funeral – with public invited to ‘mourn and replicate on the life and legacy’ of Her Majesty
Folks will likely be invited to come back collectively to ‘mourn and replicate on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II‘ throughout a minute’s silence on Sunday, No 10 mentioned.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman mentioned: ‘At 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night time earlier than the state funeral, there will likely be a one-minute silence the place the general public are invited to come back collectively and observe a nationwide second of reflection to mourn and replicate on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
‘The silence will be marked privately at house by yourself or with pals and neighbours, out in your doorstep or avenue with neighbours, or at any domestically organized group occasions and vigils.
‘We encourage local people teams, golf equipment and different organisations to mark this second of reflection. And in case you are abroad, persons are inspired to mark the silence at their native time.
‘The shared nationwide second of reflection is a chance for everybody throughout the UK to mark the loss of life of Her Majesty and we’ll set out particulars of the place the Prime Minister will mark it nearer to that point.’
A minute’s silence will likely be noticed for the Queen on Sunday (pictured is the monarch on the Drawing Room at Balmoral earlier than her viewers with Liz Truss – her final official photograph)
The second will likely be marked at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night time earlier than the state funeral (pictured are rehearsals for the state funeral at Wellington Barracks as we speak)
Troopers within the Life Guards at Wellington Barracks in London apply for the funeral procession this morning