Following news of the Queen’s passing, shops, tourist destinations and royal palaces have closed today as the nation enters its morning hour.
While elaborate preparations, codenamed Operation London Bridge, have been made to mark the ten days that have passed since the monarch’s passing, many businesses and attractions have chosen to close their doors as a mark of respect.
Selfridges, Liberty and Mulberry were among the first retailers to declare they will close their doors until Saturday in memory of the Queen, whose death was revealed yesterday.
common tourist destination The National Gallery also made an announcement about closing on Friday and Saturday as “a mark of respect.”
It is with great sadness that we commemorate the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Selfridges said on her social media pages.
Following the Queen’s passing, schools and colleges will continue to operate, according to the government.
Her Majesty, who passed away ‘peacefully’ yesterday at Balmoral, was honored by schools across the country. Many of them held special assemblies to remember her ‘incredible life’ of service.
The Department for Education said in an email to schools: “We have now entered a time of national mourning that will last until the conclusion of the state funeral.
According to Schools Week, the Cabinet Office will “publish guidance providing the public, businesses and institutions with advice on the period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” and “the guidance will be made available on GOV. UK”.
The Queen has now entered a period of national mourning, which will last until the end of the day of her formal burial.
Officials will provide schools and institutions with more information once a funeral date has been determined.
However, schools and institutions “must remain open” until additional information has been validated.
Since her accession to the throne on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth has been a comforting presence in our lives. She is now the longest reigning queen in British history.
Her Majesty has spent the last 70 years serving our nation and the Commonwealth, displaying a tremendous sense of responsibility and dedication.
We’re thinking a lot about the Royal Family right now as the nation comes together to honor and commemorate Queen Elizabeth II.
“Our stores are now closed out of respect, and we will also be closed on Friday, September 9. On Saturday September 10th we reopen our stores as usual.
The store has four locations: two in Manchester, one in London and one in Birmingham.
With the caption: “Our deepest sorrow and prayers are with the royal family at this sad time,” Liberty uploaded a photo of the Union flag flying at half-staff outside its store on London’s Regent Street. As we join the nation in mourning, the Liberty Store will be closed until Saturday, September 10 at 10 a.m.
The National Gallery, a well-known tourist destination, also announced its closure until Saturday, citing it as “a show of respect.”
London Zoo has also announced it will close for a day to honor its “love of animals”.
“We are very saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen,” they said.
The Queen has supported ZSL since her coronation in 1953. Her love of animals and her commitment to animal welfare have inspired many others to protect wildlife around the world. We have had the tremendous honor of welcoming The Queen to our zoos her entire life.
“We will continue to fight for a world where wildlife flourishes, and your love for animals will be remembered.
ZSL London Zoo’s East Tunnel will host a unique photography exhibition in honor of HM The Queen. You can also sign our condolence book online.
In honor of the Queen’s “love of animals”, London Zoo has also announced that it will close on that day.
London and Whipsnade Zoos will be closed on Friday 9th September in remembrance of the passing of our patron, Her Majesty The Queen.
Along with today’s closure announcement, all six of the Royal Palaces’ historic sites (Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens) also noted that ticket sales had stopped.
The Legoland theme park in Windsor will be closed on Friday “to allow workers and customers to pay their respects to Her Majesty,” according to the company’s announcement.
Nightclubs and bars may also choose to close, with GAY Manchester leading the way in tweeting their decision.
After this time, television schedules have also been severely affected.
The BBC interrupted its regular programming and switched to a special news broadcast when it emerged that the Queen was “under medical care”. This newsletter was on the air until this morning.
Similarly, other stations aired commemorative newscasts and documentaries commemorating his rule.
Tearful presenters on television last night held back their emotions as they broke the news that the Queen had passed away peacefully at Balmoral.
Huw Edwards gravely broke the news to the BBC, repeating the Buckingham Palace announcement twice while looking into the camera.
The BBC will stop showing all comedy shows for the next few days as part of its preparations.
Following Buckingham Palace’s announcement, the BBC’s Bargain Hunt program was taken off the air yesterday to let viewers know that doctors were “concerned” about Her Majesty’s health.
The popular lunchtime extravaganza, in which two teams are allocated £300 each to search for the best deals to sell at auction, was cut short on Thursday shortly before 12:40 p.m.
Despite the UK government’s assertion that they were under no obligation to do so, the Premier League and the Football Association have decided to postpone all of their games this weekend due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth.
To decide the course of action for the remainder of this weekend’s schedule, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held a conference call with representatives from all major sports at 9:30am. DCMS left the choice of events to individual organizations.
To honor Queen Elizabeth’s “exceptional life and commitment to country”, according to a statement from the Premier League and EFL, this weekend’s games will be postponed.
The Premier League issued the following statement: “Premier League teams paid their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during a meeting this morning. [Friday].
“This weekend’s round of Premier League matches, including Monday night’s game, will be postponed in honor of his exceptional life and commitment to the country, and as a gesture of respect.”
“We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and steadfast devotion to our nation,” said Richard Masters, chief executive of the Premier League.
She has been an inspiration as our longest-serving queen and leaves behind a remarkable legacy after a lifetime of commitment.
“This is a very sad time not only for the country but also for the millions of people who adored her, and we are with all of them in mourning her loss,” the statement said.
Viewers were watching the Bargain Hunt anchors twenty minutes before the 1 o’clock news began when it suddenly went black. Then BBC News presenter Joanna Gosling appeared to break the news.
“Welcome viewers on BBC One,” he commented. According to information we received from Buckingham Palace, the Queen is receiving medical attention at Balmoral.
Unlike television, theaters across the country will continue to operate as they watch one minute of quiet, dim lighting.
As a show of respect to Her Majesty, they will also play the national anthem and open condolence books before the performances.
The Society of London Theater (SOLT) and the UK Theater expressed their “great sadness” at the Queen’s passing in a joint statement.
The telegram read: “We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”, and was sent by Stephanie Sirr, Jon Gilchrist and Eleanor Lloyd, the presidents of SOLT and UK Theatre.
The theater community is grateful for all of Her Majesty’s support and patronage over the years. At this time of national sadness, we would like to offer the Royal Family our sincerest condolences.
Additionally, they said that in accordance with DCMS guidance, tonight’s theatrical performances and the rest of the planned ones would continue as scheduled.
The BBC also said that, out of respect for the Queen, the remaining two nights of the Proms had been cancelled.
Prom 71 on Friday September 9 and Last Night of the Proms on Saturday September 10 will not take place out of respect for Her Majesty The Queen, the organization tweeted.
Even though attendees at London’s Eventim Apollo were already seated, the Mercury Prize Honors also announced that the ceremony had been postponed.
The words “In light of the tragic news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we regret to inform you that we will not be proceeding with tonight’s event as scheduled” appeared on the screen.
Sporting events have also been interfered with.
All sporting events would be canceled on the Day of National Mourning as part of Operation London Bridge.
However, the Premier League also declared today that all of the weekend’s games had been postponed.
This weekend’s round of Premier League matches will be postponed out of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, they said via Twitter.
However, such actions were expected as the match between Liverpool and Newcastle United that was scheduled for later in the day was canceled as a result of Princess Diana’s passing.
All the football league games that were scheduled for the day of Diana’s funeral were postponed to the previous Friday or the following Sunday. Since no Premier League games were planned due to international commitments, there was no need to cancel them.