It’s not an uncomplicated topic we can discuss, but it’s fixed- one day, Queen Elizabeth II will pass on from this life to another. Everyone dies, no one is immortal even the kings and queens die, and now that the commonwealth nations queen is over 90, it’s starting to become a hot topic of conversation all over the world.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history. She has surpassed her great grandmother, Queen Victoria, back in 2015. It was in 2017 when she became the first British monarch to celebrate the Sapphire Jubilee. She had completed 65 years on the throne. Very few monarchs in the world have been able to make it to the Platinum Jubilee (70 years on the throne). Queen Elizabeth II could reach Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
When the Queen dies, many things will happen. Continue reading to find out what the first five things that will happen when Queen dies.
- Operation London Bridge will commence
The royal family and Buckingham Palace have a specific plan that will take place after the death of the Queen. The name of the project is Operation London Bridge. Many of the details of this plan are kept secret, but once the project goes live, the British citizens can expect official announcements to come straight from the Buckingham Palace.
- The Royal Family will gather near her
Of course, death could happen at any given time. But if the Queen contracts an illness and her team of physicians conclude that she is going to die, then other royal family members will gather around her to pay the respects and bid her a final goodbye.
- There will be code words
To code has been developed to avoid pre-mature leaks of the news. Upon confirmation of the death of queen, this will be sent first to the Prime Minister. It sounds like a spy movie, but in this case, it’s true- after. It is said that a former code “London Bridge has fallen” was developed. In case you are curious then, the code used for Queen Mother was “Operation Tay Bridge,” and when King George VI died, it was “Hyde Park Corner.”
- The news will be received by the public in multiple ways
According to tradition, a footman in mourning clothes will post a black-edged notice to the gates of Buckingham Palace, which will announce that the queen has passed away. The announcement will also be posted on Queen’s official website.
How will most people get to know? Through social media, of course.
- The press will immediately cover the story
It’s quite easier to cover a story that you already know will happen. It seems sad, but it makes a lot of sense for news companies- major press outlets have already created a rough outline of the story that will be published when the queen passes away. All they will need to do is small updates like dates changes and little details according to the event.
The news coverage in the US won’t be as much as in the United Kingdom, but you’ll still get this news.