Operation Unicorn: What happens if the Queen dies in Scotland?

THE Queen is currently under medical supervision in Balmoral after doctors raised concerns about her health.

Earlier this week, in a break with tradition, she formally named the Scottish estate’s new prime minister.

A palace spokesman said: “Following further checks this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision.

“The Queen stays comfortable and on Balmoral.”

Should the Queen die in Scotland, there is a concrete plan codenamed Operation Unicorn.

What is Operation Unicorn?

Operation Unicorn will see the Scottish Parliament temporarily suspended to allow authorities to prepare for a state funeral.

Political affairs would be suspended and the funeral was expected to take place around ten days after her death.

It is believed that if the Queen were to die in Scotland, people from all over the world would be able to travel to the country.

It is believed that St Giles’ Cathedral and Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh would be focal points for both journalists and the public.

It would also mean that her body could be buried at Holyroodhouse and the coffin carried to the cathedral on the Royal Mile.

The Queen’s body was then placed on the Royal Train at Waverley station and driven back to London.

It is believed that around three meetings are held each year involving members of the government, police and broadcasters to plan the event of the Queen’s death.

What is Operation London Bridge?

Operation London Bridge is the main plan for when the Queen dies, with Operation Unicorn being specific for when she dies in Scotland.

On the day of the monarch’s death, ministers received a phone call and email reading: “Dear Colleagues, It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.”

The British Parliament will adjourn and the Prime Minister will then make a statement.

Until then, no other members of the British government are allowed to make any statements.

Prince Charles is set to address Britain ahead of his meeting with the Prime Minister.

The day after the Queen’s death, government officials will proclaim Prince Charles as their new king.

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