Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022
9 September 2022

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we acknowledge the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch.

Jodie Gray, chief executive of English UK, said:

"After 70 years, this is the end of an era: none of our team and few of our members remember life before Queen Elizabeth II. Our heartfelt thoughts are with the Royal Family and the millions across the globe who will feel her loss.

Undoubtedly, the Queen and the Royal Family have played a significant role in the decisions of many thousands of ELT students to come to the UK and we will all in different ways be touched by her death." 

Arrangements following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (updated 16/09/2022)

  • A period of national mourning will begin on Friday 9 September and end on Tuesday 20 September, the day after Her Majesty's State Funeral.

  • Union flags will be lowered and flown at half-mast on royal residences, government buildings and military establishments and and books of condolence opened across the country including at British embassies across the world.

  • After resting in the Ballroom at Balmoral Castle, where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away, her coffin will travel to Edinburgh on Sunday 11 September to arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where it will rest in the Throne Room until the afternoon of Monday 12 September. Her Majesty will then Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

  • The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11:00 BST.

  • The government have confirmed that Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. The bank holiday will take place across the United Kingdom and the English UK office will be closed.

  • On Sunday 18 September at 20:00 BST, the night before the State Funeral, there will be a one-minute silence where the public are invited to come together and observe a national moment of reflection to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Mourning is very personal and it is anticipated that individuals, families, communities and organisations may want to mark Her Majesty's death in their own way. There is no expectation on the public or organisations to observe specific behaviours during the mourning period.
  • Public services will continue as usual, although there is likely to be some changes to service availability on Monday 19 September, the day of the State Funeral.

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