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Vine caller demands permanent Bank Holiday for Queen’s ‘great work’

Queen: Radio caller calls for Bank Holiday

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Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, has been announced as a national Bank Holiday. However, Brian, a caller on Thursday’s Jeremy Vine, said that he believes the UK should have a permanent Bank Holiday to honour the late monarch’s “great work”.

Calling into Thursday’s show, Brian said that he was unable to join the queue of mourners at Sandringham on Thursday, but expressed his view on the monarchy and praised the late Queen.

After telling host Jeremy Vine that he was unable to join the queue due to his disability, he said: “But I would have love to have done [that].”

“I think that the Queen should have a day, a Bank Holiday after her, because of the great work she has done for this country.

“I was born in 1950, so after two years she was our Queen so she has been the Queen for basically all of my life.”

He added: “She has done a brilliant job.

“Not only to bring people into the country to visit.”

He noted that when people visit London, they go to “visit the Queen”.

He added: “To see where she lived, and the money that brings into this country is absolutely astronomical”.

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The Queen passed away “peacefully” on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96.

She died at Balmoral, her Scottish summer residence. She had been staying at Balmoral since July.

The 96-year-old held the title as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, after celebrating 70 years on the throne earlier this year.


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The late Queen’s state funeral will take place on Monday at Westminster Abbey.

All of the Royal Family will be in attendance, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The service will begin at 11am.


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