London Fashion Week will suspend all events and shows on Monday in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
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After the Queen’s death on September 8, fashion events hastily announced new schedules to minimize conflicts with the mourning period. and both Raf Simons and Burberry have opted to scrap the show altogether.
The show that moved on held a moment of silence or offered an understated nod to the monarchy. Some guests even dressed up as Union Jacks.
Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, which hosts London Fashion Week, said in a letter sent last week that “London Fashion Week will be a business-to-business event. will continue in compliance with Royal Protocol and the event will be dedicated in our own honor to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
With the final day of Fashion Week scheduled for the same Monday as the Queen’s funeral, Lush has announced that the schedule will be cleared, confirming that “all shows have been rearranged.”
Some of these events will take place on Tuesdays, while others will take place in October, with an unconfirmed date.
Queen Elizabeth II will be buried in a historic state funeral on Monday.
Royal sites in London, Windsor and across the UK have set up services that draw large numbers of mourners to national holidays, drawing millions of television viewers around the world.
The royal family will be among 2,000 people who will gather at Westminster Abbey on Monday morning to pay tribute to the late monarch before a devotional service at Windsor Castle.
On Sunday, world leaders attended a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles on the eve of the Queen’s funeral.
Presidents, prime ministers and royalty from around the world gathered as the monarch’s guests for Sunday night’s event.
About 500 people, including U.S. President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, were entertained in the main state room of the palace.
UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attended the reception to express his deepest condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Updated: Sep 19, 2022, 8:45 AM