The UK has now entered a period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty The Queen on September 8, 2022.

According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Britain is now set to face major changes to its currency, stamps and passports – with the likes of shops, events and sporting fixtures to either close or be cancelled due to the recent news.

Thoroughly detailed plans had been drawn up for when Her Majesty sadly passes away, codenamed Operation London Bridge or Operation Unicorn in Scotland, that will see major differences to what events are on, what appears on TV and even where we can shop.

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But will pubs close their doors to mourn the death of Her Majesty The Queen and what is a period of national mourning?

Will pubs close to pay respects to the Queen?

Bars and pubs across the country are set to make a major decision over whether they will close their doors as the public mourns the late Queen Elizabeth II.

However, there is no obligation for venues to close over the next 10 days ahead of the Queen's funeral, with the final decision down to individual businesses.

Some hospitality venues across the country may decide to close their doors to show their respects, but most are expected to operate as normal.

Pubs on the Isle of Man will close for 24 hours, starting on the morning of September 9, to show their respects for Her Majesty.

Pubs and bars across the UK may wish to close their doors on the date of the Queen's funeral, which is expected to take place on September 19 but is yet to be confirmed.

The British Beer & Pub Association said: "In the coming days we will work with our nation's pubs and brewers to pay respect in communities across the country."

What is the period of national mourning?

Operation London Bridge is now in full swing as millions head to London to see her body lie in state and we have entered an official period of mourning.

A period of national mourning sees numerous events either postponed or cancelled following the death of a monarch, with schools facing closures and TV schedules facing a shake-up.

Some events have already been postponed following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, with further decisions regarding the weekend’s sporting events set to be taken today, September 9.

The Government has published new guidance for national mourning as the country marks the passing of the Queen.

A 10-day mourning period began at midnight on Friday, with public-facing Government activity all but suspended and Parliament expected to rise once tributes have been paid.

The state of mourning is due to culminate with the State Funeral.

The new five-page Cabinet Office document sets out advice for businesses, events organisers and the public wishing to pay their condolences after the death of our longest serving monarch.

It states: "Mourning is very personal and we anticipate individuals, families, communities and organisations may want to mark Her Majesty’s demise in their own way.

"There is no expectation on the public or organisations to observe specific behaviours during the mourning period."

You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here.

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