Bin service to SHUT DOWN for the Queen’s funeral as Brits warned not to put out rubbish on Monday


BRITS are being reminded not to put their rubbish out on Monday as the bin service shuts down for the Queen’s funeral.

Local councils have confirmed bin collections will be delayed as the Queen’s life is commemorated on September 19.

Bin services will not operate on Monday as the Queen’s funeral takes place

The Royal Borough of Greenwich spokesperson said Her Majesty’s funeral takes precedence over working.

They said: “This is due to the bank holiday, and to allow staff, like the rest of us, to pay their respects to our late monarch.”

Major supermarkets and cinema chains are among the retailers that will be closing their doors on Monday.

Shops will not be obliged to close on the day of the Queen’s funeral, however, some may choose to do so as a mark of respect.

Some stores may choose to reduce opening hours with the day being declared a bank holiday.

The government advised: “Some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the State Funeral, however, this is at the discretion of individual businesses.”

Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl have all confirmed that they will close their doors as a mark of respect.

Tesco Express stores will reopen from 5pm until 10pm.

Asda is also closing all of its stores from midnight on Sunday, September 18, to 5pm on Monday 19 while Marks and Spencer’s will keep just a select few stores in the London area open.

Co-op will also be closing and reopening at 5pm.

Primark has confirmed it will close all 191 of its stores on Monday, September 19, and Zara will also close its doors.

John Lewis and Waitrose is keeping 10 food shops along the funeral route open, but it is shutting all of its 34 department stores.

The King and his sons will walk behind the Queen’s coffin as she leaves Buckingham Palace for the final time ahead of her lying in state.

The royal family will accompany their matriarch on foot on the journey to Westminster Hall where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pay their respects after queueing for hours.

Charles, the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex, along with the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex, will form part of the procession on Wednesday afternoon.

Anne’s son Peter Phillips and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will also walk behind the procession, as well as the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

The Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex will travel by car.

The procession will leave the palace at 2.22pm and is expected to arrive at Westminster Hall at 3pm.

A service lasting around 20 minutes will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury accompanied by the Dean of Westminster.

Mourners have already joined the queue to attend the Queen’s lying in state which begins at 5pm, continuing until 6.30am on Monday September 19, the day of the Queen’s funeral.