The country will get a new bank holiday to mark the Queen’s funeral, it has been announced.
King Charles III approved an order during the Accession Council at the State Apartments at St James’s Palace on Saturday (10 September).
It comes as he was proclaimed as the new monarch, following the death of his mother.
Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday (8 September) at the age of 96.
King Charles III is now the reigning monarch of Britain.
Here is all you need to know:
Will the country get a bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral?
The King approved an order that the day of the Queen’s funeral will be a bank holiday across the country.
It will be a bank holiday in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The date of the Queen’s funeral has not been confirmed but is expected around the 18 September or 19 September.
What did the King say?
The King has approved an order that the day of the Queen’s funeral will be a bank holiday.
“Two – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in Scotland.
“And of two orders in council, directing the Lord Chancellor to affix the great seal to the proclamations.”
Charles answered: “Approved.”
When will the Queen’s funeral be?
The Queen’s Funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19 September.
The service will begin at 11am, the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk has said.
Will schools close?
Due to the Queen’s funeral being a bank holiday schools will be shut on the day.
The stock market, banks and shops may also shut on the bank holiday.
What did the King say in his decleration?
Making his declaration, the King said: “My lords, ladies and gentlemen, it is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved mother the Queen.
“I know how deeply you, the entire nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathise with me in the irreparable loss we’ve all suffered.
“It is the greatest consolation to me to know the sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers.
“And that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.”
Continuing the declaration, the King said: “To all of us as a family as to this kingdom, and the wider family of nations of which it is a part, my mother gave an example of lifelong love and of selfless service.
“My mother’s reign was unequalled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion.
“Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life.”
In his declaration, Charles continued: “In taking up these responsibilities, I shall strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands, and of the Commonwealth realms and territories throughout the world.
“In this purpose, I know that I shall be upheld by the affection and loyalty of the peoples whose Sovereign I have been called upon to be, and that in the discharge of these duties I will be guided by the counsel of their elected parliaments.”
Continuing the declaration, the King said: “In all this, I am profoundly encouraged by the constant support of my beloved wife.
“I take this opportunity to confirm my willingness and intention to continue the tradition of surrendering the hereditary revenues, including the Crown Estate, to my Government for the benefit of all, in return for the Sovereign Grant, which supports my official duties as Head of State and Head of Nation.
“And in carrying out the heavy task that has been laid upon me, and to which I now dedicate what remains to me of my life, I pray for the guidance and help of Almighty God.”