Fed up Brits compare Queen’s funeral to ‘Christmas Day without the presents’

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Brits have compared the atmosphere leading up to the Queen's funeral to "Christmas Day without the presents."

It comes after the State funeral was declared as a national bank holiday which saw shops shut up and down the country.

The late monarch was laid to rest on Monday ( September 19 ), which saw the country go into mourning.

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Brits have since described the atmosphere as "spooky" and "sombre" following the service which took place at Westminster Abbey, reports Independent.

A statement released on gov.uk read: “Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday.

“This will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.

“This bank holiday will operate in the same way as other bank holidays, and there is no statutory entitlement to time off. Employers may include bank holidays as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.

“The bank holiday will take place across the United Kingdom.”

Thousands seemed to be taken aback by the idea of McDonald's closing until 5pm, as other businesses also shut its doors.

One person said on Twitter: "Gosh. Just left the house. Can’t describe how it feels out. Like a sombre Christmas Day is the closest I can get."

Another commented: “If anyone’s wondering what it’s like in the UK today, it’s very quiet and everything’s shut."

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A third tweeted: “It’s like a really sad Christmas Day but no one got any presents and there’s only one programme on TV all day. It’s Hell Christmas. The anti-Yule. Unhappy Holidays.”

Another wrote: "I have never seen the UK more quiet outside than it is today. Not even Christmas Day is as quiet as this.”

One person in Brighton added: “Never seen the main drift down to the seafront so eerily quiet. Even Christmas Day is busier. Spooky sort of feeling to it.”


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