Business can continue during Queen Elizabeth’s mourning period, says VK

Business can continue during Queen Elizabeth’s mourning period, says VK

Businesses do not have to close their doors during the period of national mourning in the UK.

Queen Elizabeth IIBritain’s longest-reigning monarch who was her country’s beloved face and source of power for seven decades, died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96.

The UK Cabinet Office released official guidance on national operations leading up to and after Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Friday.

“Mourning is very personal and we expect individuals, families, communities and organizations to mark Her Majesty’s demise in their own way,” the Cabinet Office wrote in the statement. guide released. “There is no expectation from the public or organizations to observe specific behavior during the mourning period.”

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The Cabinet Office clarified that private companies and organizations are not expected to cease operations during the mourning period, writing: “There is no obligation for organizations to suspend their activities during the national mourning period.

However, the communiqué subtly suggested the suspension of events that could be considered insensitive or distasteful because of their ‘nature’ or ‘location’.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Chatham House, London, 20 November 2019. (Eddie Mulholland, Pool via AP/AP Newsroom)

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