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Center Parcs said on Wednesday it would no longer remove guests who were holidaying at its UK sites on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral following a backlash from customers.

Visitors were told to leave the parks for 24 hours next Monday “as a mark of respect and to allow as many … colleagues as possible to take part in this historic moment”.

However, after complaints from customers, Center Parcs said guests still on holiday would be allowed to stay – but those not due to start their holiday before Monday would have to delay their arrival by a day.

“We realize that leaving the village for one night and coming back is very inconvenient,” the company said in a message to customers seen by the media.

“After some thought and listening, we have made the decision to allow guests on longer breaks to stay…on Monday, September 19.”

Center Parcs said it would be offering a discount due to the lack of facilities on the day of the funeral.

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