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Mourning guidance following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Guidance for the mourning period following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Following the announcement by Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty The Queen­ a period of National Mourning will start immediately and will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral.

There is no obligation on organisations to suspend business during the National Mourning period. Depending on the nature and location of your business and the tone of planned events, some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the State Funeral, however this is at the discretion of individual businesses.

You may wish to consider:

  • arrangements made by local authorities to lay floral or memorial tributes
  • whether your business location is likely to be impacted by arrangements made by local authorities, or official ceremonies and events planned, and plan in your response / communicate with your customers
  • consider any changes you might wish to make to your website and social media activities

Mourning Period

The Royal Household will release details of the State Funeral for Her Majesty The Queen and associated events.  Details of these announcements will be available on the Royal website at www.royal.uk.

Matters related to the Demise of the Crown involve a fine balance between the sensitive expression of respect and sympathy and the need to ensure that delivery of services to the public continue. The principles outlined in this document are intended to strike that balance.

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We’d encourage you to keep an eye on the following websites for updates when they become available:

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