Penny Mordaunt confirms day of Queen's funeral will be bank holiday

The bank holiday confirmation came when the King approved an order during a meeting of the Accession Council where he was formally declared head of state.Lord President of the Council, Penny Mordaunt, said: “Drafts of two proclamations. One – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.“Two – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in Scotland.“And of two orders in council, directing the Lord Chancellor to affix the great seal to the proclamations.”Charles answered: “Approved.”Source: BBC