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To think that the funeral should have been a Saturday?

15 replies

BlancmanegeBunny · 16/09/2022 14:25

So much of the confusion and disruption would have been avoided it the funeral had been arranged for a Saturday. No issues with schools, GP surgeries etc.

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Crunchymum · 16/09/2022 14:27

Too late now

vegang · 16/09/2022 14:27

I'm not sure of the rules but maybe the lying in state had to be for a certain number of days

Crunchymum · 16/09/2022 14:28

I think protocol is 10 days. But as the news didn't break until late on the 8th everything was +1 day.

mybest · 16/09/2022 14:30

how haven’t you noticed the million other identical threads on this

girlmom21 · 16/09/2022 14:33

How would that have worked with the 10 days of mourning?

BlancmanegeBunny · 16/09/2022 14:37

Protocols can be changed!
I'm just surprised the planning hadn't factored that in.

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gatehouseoffleet · 16/09/2022 14:41

I agree it should have been at the weekend.

As for protocols, they added a day's lying in state, and they used a plane rather than the train to bring her down from Scotland, so it would have been easy enough to have a different day for the funeral.

RamblingFar · 16/09/2022 14:51

I doubt there would have been enough time. They've got people coming from all over the world for it. There's an lot of organisation to get all the other heads of state safely there.

SliceOfCakeCupOfTea · 16/09/2022 14:53

It had to be 10 days which fell on the Sunday so they went over rather than under. Probably because of the amount of planning and training required on their side of things.

Honeyroar · 16/09/2022 14:53

I think they wanted to add a day to honour her, and people would’ve grumbled if they hadn’t. It’s just, obviously, such short notice and causes problems.

MrsTerryPratchett · 16/09/2022 14:55

RamblingFar · 16/09/2022 14:51

I doubt there would have been enough time. They've got people coming from all over the world for it. There's an lot of organisation to get all the other heads of state safely there.

That's as maybe. But it's not half as important as people's health. Just do it on the Sunday and plan a BH for her birthday next year.

Drivebye · 16/09/2022 15:11

There's no way they were going to do this on a weekend. Whenever she had died they wound have made it so it was a week day. It's all about the continuance of the RF.

The whole parliament not sitting, operations being cancelled is s disgrace when the country is in crisis. Tradition and protocols are used to suit.

I can understand why in the old days when the monarch ruled that the country needed the King to be sworn in asap however this is 2022, all that could have waited. In fact it's amazing really how football matches have been cancelled, things closed otherwise it's disrespectful but the King's accession can be celebrated. I mean the flags were put from half mast to full then back down! Is t that more disrespectful to the Queen!

CapMarvel · 16/09/2022 15:13

It should have been a saturday or sunday, yes.

That, however, would mean that the disruption would be kept to a minimum when the entire point of the current shitshow is to keep the royals front and centre.

Tellmewhatyoureallythink · 16/09/2022 15:18

CapMarvel · 16/09/2022 15:13

It should have been a saturday or sunday, yes.

That, however, would mean that the disruption would be kept to a minimum when the entire point of the current shitshow is to keep the royals front and centre.

This.

happyfishcoco · 16/09/2022 15:26

Honeyroar · 16/09/2022 14:53

I think they wanted to add a day to honour her, and people would’ve grumbled if they hadn’t. It’s just, obviously, such short notice and causes problems.

totally agree with you.
and plus, give more time for the lying in state.

people are coming from very far to see her....
and queue for 10-12 hours

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