The longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom is soon to be 93 years old, and she is still in good shape. But with that said, things must be prepared for that day, when Queen Elizabeth II passes away.
“Operation London Bridge”
The government is going to perform “Operation London Bridge”, which is a code name for a plan that will go into action once Queen Elizabeth II dies. The prime minister the United Kingdom will be amongst other prominent officials who will be the first one to hear the tragic news. After that, the media will be informed, and TV channels will stop their program to release a specially prepared program that is waiting for this day, like documentaries. If the Queen should die outside London, her body will quickly be transported back.
Her body will be at Westminster Hall, where the Houses of Parliament usually meet, for the public to come to pay their respect. When Queen Mother died in 2002, about 200,000 people came to pay their respect at Westminster Hall. Few days after, there will be a state funeral at Westminster Abbey, and that is when the Queen’s coffin will be buried at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
King of England
Prince Charles will become the King of England when his mother passes away, and on the day of his mother’s death, he will give a speech to the public. The next day, be sworn in as the next monarch. But, the coronation will be set in place after the grieving period. When Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI passed away in February of 1952, the mourning period went on for more than a year, and Queen Elizabeth had her coronation day in June 1953.
A new national anthem will take its place, and new money and postage stamps will have to be issued. In addition to this, Prince Charles will make some changes himself. There are some reports that Prince Charles has a desire to ‘’slim down’’ the monarchy. Prince Charles will make those who are not directly entitled to the throne to start living more as private citizens and not as the members of the royal family.