A one-minute silence allowing a moment of national reflection will be held at 8 p.m. this evening (Sunday 18th September) to mourn and reflect on the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The silence can be marked privately at home, on the door step, in the street with neighbours and at locally arranged community events.
The National Moment of Reflection has been scheduled for this evening – the night before the Queen’s state funeral. A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s spokesperson reads: ‘At 8pm, on Sunday, September 18, 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. The silence can be marked privately at home on your own, or with friends and neighbours, out on your doorstep or street with neighbours, or at any locally arranged community events and vigils. We encourage local community groups, clubs, and other organisations to mark this moment of reflection. And, if you are overseas, people are encouraged to mark the silence at their local time. The shared national moment of reflection is an opportunity for everyone across the UK to mark the death of Her Majesty and we will set out details of where the Prime Minister will mark it closer to that time.’
In Blackpool the Tower will also go dark for one minute at the same time before returning to red, white and blue in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.