During his official proclamation in London's St. James' Palace as the new king, Charles III. (73) confirms that the date of the funeral of his mother Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) will become a national holiday in the future. This applies in "England, Wales and Northern Ireland" as well as in Scotland, as "The Guardian" quotes from the decree. However, the exact date of the funeral has not yet been announced. Due to this decision, however, September 18th (a Sunday), which was also recently circulating, should no longer be an option.
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96, will be a state funeral. These have now become extremely rare in Great Britain. The last time this honor was bestowed over 50 years ago was former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). A member of the royal family was last seen off at a state funeral exactly 70 years ago: King George VI. (1895-1952), father of Elizabeth II.
Princess Diana (1997), the Queen Mother (2002) and most recently Prince Philip (2021) were so-called "Ceremonial Funerals".