This Queen Passed away today at his favorite residence, Balmoral Estate, Scotland. Buckingham Palace announced: “The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral. King The Queen will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow. “
Prior to Her Majesty’s death, plans had been drawn up to announce the unfolding of various events, in a project Code name Operation London Bridge.
On the day of the Queen’s funeral there will be a bank holiday and many businesses are expected to close or change their hours.
“Kew Gardens and Wakehurst will also be closed on the day of the state funeral.
“Our thoughts and best wishes are with you during this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you to our gardens soon.”
Strikes by railway and postal workers scheduled for next week would also have been suspended as a sign of respect.
The BBC Proms and Mercury Awards have also been cancelled.
In theaters, the lights will also be dimmed and spectators will observe a minute of silence during the broadcast of the national anthem.