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One minute silence on September 18 in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

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There will be a one minute silence observed across the UK at 8pm on Sunday September 18 in memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 after more than 70 years as the reigning monarch, which included a visit to the university in October 1972.

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The date for the minutes’ silence has been selected because it is the day before the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey in London.

A spokesperson for Prime Minister Liz Truss said: “The public are invited to come together and observe the National Moment of Reflection to mourn and reflect on the life and the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

“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.”

Those who wish to observe the minute silence but are based internationally should observe it in accordance with their local time zone.

The organisation of vigils and community-based gatherings is encouraged according to the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on September 19, which is a national bank holiday.

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