What happens when the Queen dies? Operation London Bridge explained

The royal family have arrived in Belmoral including Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry out of concern for the The Queen’s Health.

Buckingham Square said on Thursday: “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 remains comfortable and in Balmoral.”

The worrying news has sparked fears for the Queen’s health, with many questioning what happens next if the worst happens.

For decades there have been plans of how the public will be notified and what happens next, known as Operation London Bridge.

Here’s a full breakdown of what Operation London Bridge entails.

What is Operation London Bridge?

As always when a member of the royal family dies, there are strict plans for what happens next and none are more important than the death of the head of state.

Each member of the royal family has their own code name, detailing plans in the event of their death.

In the Queen’s case, the codename is Operation London Bridge.

Operation London Bridge

New details of Operation London Bridge were leaked in September last year, suggesting the day the Queen dies will be known as D-Day.

UK government agencies are being ordered to fly flags at half-mast within 10 minutes after government officials were urged and told to show “discretion”.

Prince Charles will become king when his mother dies and will address the nation on the day of his mother’s death.

The prime minister will be the first government official to make an official statement.

The Queen will be buried 10 days after her death and Prince Charles is expected to embark on a UK tour in the days leading up to the funeral.

According to Politico, parliamentary business will be suspended for 10 days and the sovereign’s coffin will rest in the Houses of Parliament for three days.

The royal household will issue an official statement informing the nation of the monarch’s death.

What happens when the Queen dies?

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

Funeral details will be announced while government and royal websites will display a black banner.

Charles will address the nation before meeting the Prime Minister.

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

The Queen’s funeral arrangements

The day of the funeral will be a day of national mourning, although employers will not be forced to give workers the day off.

The funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey and there will be a national two-minute silence at 12.00 noon.

The Queen is buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21224100.will-happen-queen-dies-operation-london-bridge-explained/?ref=rss What happens when the Queen dies? Operation London Bridge explained

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button