Apple to close all Apple Store locations in the UK on Monday, September 19 for funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Apple will be closing all of its stores across the United Kingdom next week on Monday, September 19 for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, according to MacRumors.
Monday, September 19 will be a public holiday across the United Kingdom, although it will be up to individual businesses to decide whether they wish to close to honour the funeral of the Queen, the longest reigning monarch in British history.
In addition to the closures of its retail stores on the day of the funeral, some stores in the United Kingdom will operate reduced hours this coming Wednesday, the day the Queen’s coffin will arrive in London to lie in state.
Apple has paid several tributes to Her Majesty the Queen since her passing. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s death, writing “There is nothing more noble than to devote your life to the service of others. We stand with the people of the UK and Commonwealth in honoring the life and dedication to duty of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.”
The monarch was then honoured with a full-page tribute online on Apple.com in the UK, showing a portrait of The Queen from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Additionally, the iPhone maker has added a new section to the Apple Music app, which features a selection of classical and reflection music playlists and a tribute to the British monarch.