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McDonald's is set to close every restaurant to mark Queen Elizabeth II's death.

The fast food giant shared the news on Twitter where it has over 294,200 followers.

In a post, it said: "All of our UK restaurants will be closed on Monday until 5pm, to allow everyone at McDonald’s to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

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Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8 at the age of 96.

The UK has now entered a 10-day period of national mourning following her death and it has been announced that the state funeral will take place on Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey in London.

King Charles III announced that the date of the funeral will be marked as a bank holiday during his proclamation ceremony at St James's Palace on September 10.

During the ceremony, King Charles III was formally declared head of state during the Accession Council, which was televised for the first time.

But it is down to retailers across the UK whether they will close or not.

UK stores are in the process of announcing their plans and a full list of things open is slowly being confirmed.

A full list of everything open during the day is slowly being confirmed as stores and organisations announce their plans.

A Government statement said: "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."


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