What happens when Queen Elizabeth II dies?

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the UK for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96.


After worries about her health grew earlier on Thursday, her family gathered at her Scottish estate.


The Queen experienced significant social change after ascending to the throne in 1952.


After her passing, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will take the throne as the new King and ruler of 14 Commonwealth realms, leading the nation in mourning.


Buckingham Palace released the following statement: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.


The King and the Queen Consort will spend this evening and tomorrow at Balmoral before departing for London.


Following the Queen’s placement under medical supervision, all of her children made their way to Balmoral, which is close to Aberdeen.


Prince William, her grandson, is also present, and Prince Harry is en route.


Here is everything we currently know about Operation London Bridge, the UK government’s multi-step plan for what needs to be done in the wake of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.


1. Prince Charles becomes king.


2. Anthem is changed from God save the Queen to God save the King.


3. Comedy shows will be cancelled for 12 days.


4. The current notes and coins would slowly withdraw from circulation. King Charles will be on new notes.


5. There are ready-made stories about her life & that will be released. BBC staff have black suits ready to change into anytime.


6. London stock market will close for a day.


7. There will be 12 days of mourning but only her funeral date will be a national holiday.


Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state at Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster for three days in what is being called Operation FEATHER. For 23 hours per day, visitors will be able to pay their respects. Tickets will be issued to VIPs for designated time slots.


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