Gibraltar confirms non-working day for State Funeral of Her Majesty

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In accordance with the Royal Protocol for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government of Gibraltar confirms that Monday 19 September 2022, will be a non-working day in Gibraltar.

In addition, Gibraltar will join the United Kingdom in observing a minute’s silence on the eve of Her Majesty’s Funeral.

The minute’s silence will take place in Gibraltar at 9:00PM on Sunday, September, 18.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said: “Gibraltar is proud to join the United Kingdom in observing a minute’s silence on the eve of the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

“As a mark of respect for Her Majesty, I have authorised, in accordance with Royal Protocol, that Monday, September 19, will be a non-working day. I ask all Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar to reflect on the immense dedication and contribution Her Majesty had and made in her 70 years as Queen.”

Fabian added: “This day will allow Gibraltarians, Gibraltar residents and those working in Gibraltar to follow Her Majesty’s funeral. His Excellency the Governor and I will attend the funeral in London on behalf of the people of Gibraltar.”

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