Over 150,000 people are intending to clap for Queen Elizabeth II tonight at their front doors.
The clap for Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, is scheduled to take place from 7pm this evening (Monday, September 12), with more people being encouraged to join.
Currently, more than 114,000 people have expressed interest in joining the ‘Clap for the Queen’, with more than 43,000 saying they will be taking part.
The idea links back to the ‘Clap for Carers’, which proved a popular way of showing gratitude to NHS workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Millions of people stood on their doorsteps once a week to applaud those on the frontline.
‘Clap for the Queen’ is being organised online by Nicky Davis who has said people can join in from their front door or wherever they may be at that time.
”Let everybody know we loved our Queen and join on Monday at 7pm,” she said.
“Clap those hands at your front door, back door or wherever you may be.”
Since the Queen’s death on Thursday, thousands have headed to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral to pay their respects to the country’s longest reigning monarch.
Following the Queen’s death, King Charles said: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
The new King approved a bank holiday to take place for the Queen’s funeral as part of the Day of National Mourning.
Her Majesty’s funeral is due to take place on Monday, September 19 and will be confirmed by Buckingham Palace.
To find out more about tonight’s event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/769166957702611/?ref=newsfeed