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Your Sunday UK Briefing: A Nation Bids Farewell

Ease into the new week

Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren hold a vigil around her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall.

Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren hold a vigil around her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall.

Photographer: Yui Mok/AFP

Well, hello again.

After more than a week of largely trouble-free and respectful mourning, the nation is about to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II. It’s been quite a journey. The vigils, the pomp (and the queueing) remind the world that Brits really are good at this sort of stuff. But thereafter, it’s back to reality for the economy and new prime minister Liz Truss. So here’s a little something to help get you prepped for what’s coming up.