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UK Rules-Out Prince Philip Tribute Public Holiday

Source: YouGov (London)
Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021

The UK government has announced the details of the national mourning protocol, following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, which will include a period of national mourning, with flags lowered to half-mast across the country, but no bank holiday or public holiday.

In the event of the Queen's death, as the reigning monarch, a bank holiday and public holiday would have been declared.

The next one-off public holiday in the UK will be an extra Platinum Jubilee public holiday on Friday, June 3, 2022, to mark Queen Elizabeth's 70th anniversary on the throne, which will be combined with a shift of the 2022 spring bank holiday to Thursday, June 2, 2022, thus creating a 4-day period of UK bank holidays and public holidays (2020-11-12).

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