British Minute of Silence on Eve of Elizabeth’s Funeral


A minute of silence will be observed for Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom on Sunday. That will happen at 8 p.m. local time, Downing Street reports.


The minute of silence will “mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth”. However, the spokesman for Prime Minister Liz Truss indicated that everyone could decide for themselves how that minute is filled. “Alone at home or with friends and neighbours, outside on the street or at an organized gathering.”

The spokesman says it is encouraged to organize joint meetings. “And we encourage everyone abroad to join the silence as well.”

Queen Elizabeth, who died Thursday at 96, will be buried at 11 a.m. local time. She’s having a state funeral. The farewell takes place in Westminster Abbey, the London church where Elizabeth was crowned in 1953 and married Prince Philip in 1947.

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