Heathrow cancels flights on Monday, September 19, How to watch the Queen’s State funeral live stream online and on TV and more in top stories of the day.
Heathrow cancels flights on Monday, September 19
Heathrow Airport has said about 15% of its schedule will be altered on Monday, September 19, during Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral.
All takeoffs and landings on Monday will be delayed for 15 minutes before and after the two-minute silence at the end of the funeral. Following that, there will be no arrivals between 13:45 BST and 14:20 BST during the procession of the hearse, and no departures between 15:03 BST and 16:45 for the ceremonial procession via the Long Walk to Windsor Castle. Between 16:45 BST and 21:00 BST, departures will be reduced to support the committal service at St George’s Chapel. Flights will also be diverted around Windsor Castle “to minimise noise during the private family service and interment.
How to watch the Queen’s State funeral online and on TV
The Queen’s funeral is taking place this coming Monday, September 19. The service will take place at Westminster Abbey, making Elizabeth II the first British monarch to have her funeral there since 1760. She will then be buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside her parents.
Television cameras will be allowed inside Westminster Abbey so the funeral can be aired live on TV. Big screens will also be put up around London and the rest of United Kingdom so that people can watch the ceremony. You can watch the funeral live on BBC One, BBC News and other major news channels such as Sky News and ITV. The stream will be available on CNN.com and via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. Other networks around the world are also likely to broadcast the event. People can also watch it on YouTube and Freeview at the scheduled time. Viewers in India can watch the live stream from 3.30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time).
Royal rebranding: What will happen to stamps, coins, banknotes and passports?
For almost 70 years, the Queen’s image has appeared on the United Kingdom’s coins, with different portraits of her profile as she aged. She was featured on the nation’s banknotes for more than 60 years, the first British monarch to do so. But now, the Bank of England, which prints the country’s banknotes, and the Royal Mint, which makes its coins, face the sizeable task of withdrawing that currency from circulation and replacing it with money bearing the portrait of King Charles III. There are more than 4.7 million banknotes in circulation in the UK, worth a collective £82 billion ($95 billion), according to the central bank. There are also around 29 billion coins circulating, the Royal Mint said. The new money is likely to introduced gradually, and coexist as legal tender with the old notes and coins for a period of time.
Since 1967, all stamps issued by the Royal Mail have featured an embossed silhouette of the side profile of Queen Elizabeth II. Royal Mail will now stop producing Queen Elizabeth II stamps – although they can still be used on letters and parcels – and will begin the process to create new ones.
But it’s not just money, stamps and warrants that need updating.
All British passports are issued in the name of Her Majesty and are still valid for travel, but for new passports, the wording on the inside of the front cover will be updated to His Majesty.
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