For the time the official plan of what happens when the British Monarch dies is leaked. The plan leaked lays out all the preparations even to the finest details of what is to be done at the time of the unfortunate event.
The detailed plan which is leaked to the US-headquartered news organisation ‘Politico’ and is codenamed ‘Operation London Bridge’. As per the leaked documents, officials of the British government will refer to the day the Queen dies as ‘D Day’.
Queen Elizabeth II is currently aged 95 years old and is the longest-reigning monarch in history with her reign nearing 70 years. After she dies, she will be buried 10 days later and her son and heir, Prince Charles, will embark on a tour of the UK before the burial is held.
The officials fear that after her unfortunate death, hundreds of thousands of people will likely be visiting London to pay homage to their late monarch and this sparks fears over gridlock, policing and even food shortages. The document states that there would be vast security operation to manage unprecedented crowds and travel chaos in the UK capital and they there are fears of London becoming “full” for the first time ever.
The document states that the Queen and PM are in agreement that the day of her state funeral will be a day of national mourning and will effectively be a holiday. The day of her death is being called the D Day and the subsequent days being called the D+1 day, D+2 day, D+3 day and so on.
As far as the government is considered the prime minister will be the first member of the government to make a statement and all other members of the government will be instructed not to comment until after the PM has spoken.
The Ministry of Defence will arrange for gun salutes to take place at all saluting stations.
The prime minister will then hold an audience with the new king, and at 6 p.m., King Charles will deliver a broadcast to the nation.
Officials from the government of Buckingham Palace are yet to comment on the leak.