Death of Queen Elizabeth: what now? Death triggers Operation Unicorn.

Elaborate plans were prepared in the event of the queen’s death in one city or another.

So, after the death of a 96-year-old man at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, a plan of action called “Operation Unicorn” was launched.

What is Operation Unicorn?

The Queen’s death led to 10 days of mourning.

As part of a minute-to-minute operation, her body will be taken by royal train to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, where she will rest briefly at Holyrood Palace, the official Scottish residence of the British monarch.

Shortly thereafter, her coffin will be briefly taken to St Giles’ Cathedral, also in Edinburgh.

Here, local mourners will be able to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch in history.

Flags over the royal residences were flown to half-mast, and the royal family’s official website turned into a black page announcing the Queen’s death.

Gun salutes are expected in Hyde Park and Tower Hill, and a moment of silence will be declared across the country.

Tomorrow the queen’s body will travel south to London on the royal train. Upon her return to the capital, she will be taken to the throne room of Buckingham Palace.

There, newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss will meet with several ministers for a special reception.

In a few days, her coffin will be moved to Westminster Abbey for the public to pay their respects for 23 hours a day from the sixth to the ninth day of the mourning period, after which a full state farewell will be held for her, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, on day 10.

Ahead of the funeral, 10 porters will practice carrying her coffin as members of the royal family are buried in lead-lined coffins.

At the funeral, the nation will begin with a two-minute silence at 12 noon local time (9 am ET).

After that, attention moves to Windsor, where the ceremony of the ceremony will take place in the chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle.

Interment will take place at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at the castle.

What does this mean for Operation London Bridge?

If the Queen died in London, it would set in motion a plan known as Operation London Bridge that has been in place since the 1960s.

“Operation London Bridge is taking place simultaneously with Operations Unicorn and Operation Spring Tide, the latter of which represents the accession to the throne of the Duke of Cornwall.

Following the conclusion of the opening events of Operation Unicorn and the return of the Queen’s body to London from Scotland, Operation London Bridge will proceed as described above.

The phrase “London Bridge is down” was to be used to announce the Queen’s death to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and key figures, officially setting the plan into motion.

Charles is already king

Clarence House has confirmed that Prince Charles will now be known as King Charles III.

In a grim statement, Buckingham Palace today confirmed that Her Majesty Elizabeth II, who has been monarch for 70 years, has passed away peacefully.

King Charles III said in a statement: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”

Tonight the King will remain at Balmoral in Scotland with Queen Consort Camilla and will return to London tomorrow with the Queen’s body.

The Accession Council is then expected to meet at St James’s Palace in Westminster to proclaim a new king on Saturday, which will be read publicly from the residence’s balcony. However, Charles’ official coronation is expected to take place in a few months.

Prime Minister Trouss said: “Today the crown passes, as it has for over 1,000 years, to our new monarch, our new head of state, His Majesty King Charles III.”

She called today “the passing of the second Elizabethan age” and concluded, “God save the king.”

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