September 10, 2022, 12.54 PM

While the government has said there is no obligation on organizations to suspend business during its 10-day mourning period, many are doing so out of respect.

England’s Premier League postponed all matches this weekend, while railway and postal workers halted upcoming strikes over pay amid soaring inflation and spiraling energy prices gripping Britain.

The queen’s death comes as the government strives to rush through emergency legislation to tackle the kind of war-fueled economic privation that marked the start of her reign in 1952.

Elizabeth’s public appearances had become rarer in the months since she spent an unscheduled night in a hospital in October 2021.

Although smiling, she was visibly thinner and stooped in her last official photographs from Tuesday when she appointed Truss.

The new leader was the 15th prime minister of her reign, which started with Winston Churchill in 1952.

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Elizabeth’s body is expected to remain at Balmoral before being taken to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday, Sept. 11.

From the Scottish capital, her coffin is due to travel to London on Tuesday, Sept. 13, to lie in state for several days.

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