And now the government has announced that a minute’s silence will be held at 8pm on Sunday September 18, the day before the funeral, to ‘mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II’.
The spokesperson said the silence could be honoured ‘privately at home on your own or with friends and neighbours, out on your doorstep or street with neighbours, or at any locally-arranged community events and vigils’. They added: ‘We encourage local community groups, clubs and other organisations to mark this moment of reflection. And if you are overseas, people are encouraged to mark the silence at their local time.’
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