the queen’s secret funeral program has long been known
The UK holds its breath. This Thursday, September 8, Queen Elizabeth II, 96, has been placed under medical supervision at her Balmoral Castlelocated in Scotland, due to his state of health “ worrying “.
” After a new evaluation this Thursday morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The Queen continues to feel comfortable and at Balmoral Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
A statement from Buckingham Palace: https://t.co/2x2oD289nL
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Elizabeth II: her long-planned funeral
Nothing being left to chance, the palace has already drawn up a precise funeral plan for the sovereign. Confidential documents that the site had been able to consult Politico which specified that, in the first hours following the death of Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministers and senior officials will be informed of the news by this message: We have just been informed of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Discretion is required “.
Following which an official statement from Buckingham will be issued and the flags of Whitehall, the seat of the British government, will be flown at half-mast.
Operation London Bridge: what about Prince Charles?
No member of government will be able to speak publicly about the Queen’s death until the Prime Minister does. Parliamentary business will have to be suspended for ten days.
Dubbed “Operation London Bridge”, this plan calls for Prince Charles to speak at 6 p.m. on the day of the Queen’s death. He will be proclaimed king the next day during a council at the Saint James Palace in the presence of the Prime Minister, Liz Truss. The sovereign will then have to take a tour of the United Kingdom before returning to London to attend the funeral.
Elizabeth II buried with her husband, Prince Philip
The British will therefore have the opportunity to gather in front of the queen’s coffin, exhibited in Buckingham, 23 hours a day.during the three days preceding the funeral.
These should be celebrated ten days after his death, and this, as always, in Westminster Abbey. The monarch will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip.