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UPDATED – 10 Things To Happen when Queen Elizabeth II Dies

As news of Queen Elizabeth II death continue to go viral on different social media platforms, here are some of the 10 things we should all expect to happen when queen Elizabeth II dies.

LONDON BRIDGE IS DOWN

There is already a straight procedure in place for revealing the death of Queen Elizabeth II to the world beginning with the prime minister, other common wealth leaders and ultimately the editors of the country’s news outlets. This is called the operation London Bridge.

BREAKING THE NEWS

After the world leaders are informed, the duty will fall on all news outlets to reveal the news to the British Public.

MEDIA BLACKOUT

It’s been revealed that there will be a social media blackout not only the royal family major communication channels like its websites and social media accounts of senior royals but by the British government too. The government will put a hold on all non-agent news stories.  

PARLIAMENT WILL BE RECALLED

All MPS will be required to return to parliament to swear their allegiance to the queen’s successor which in this case is of course prince Charles. This will all happen a day after her death.

KING CHARLES

Automatically Charles will ascend to the British throne however we are not yet sure what his name will be.

ALL MONEY WILL CHANGE

If you look at British money, whether coins or paper, you’ll notice one commonality: they all feature an image of Queen Elizabeth II. Once she passes and the crown passes to Prince Charles, however, all of the money will change— and within only 10 days.

BRITAIN WILL CLOSE

In addition to social media blackouts, many other businesses are expected to shut down therefore a lot of shops and other services will be closed. This will give a lot of time to the public to make the pilgrimage to London to pay their respects to the queen.

EVERYBODY WILL MOURN

This point might seem obvious – one would expect a lot of people to mourn when the leader of their country dies – but what’s perhaps not so obvious is how official the mourning period will be. It will, in fact, last for 12 days, including a proclaimed national holiday on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which will occur 9 days after her death.

Mourning periods will likely also be proclaimed in other Commonwealth countries, and all flags will, of course, fly at half-staff. Businesses and the stock market will shut down completely, sports events will be canceled, and the royal parks will even ban the playing of games.

THE COMMONWEALTH

Over 50 countries make up the commonwealth of nations. The coalition of former British territories something that has always been immensely important to the queen.

CHARLES WILL TAKE THE THRONE

Several rituals will take place to solidify the new monarch’s position.

“There are really two things happening,” one of his advisers told the Guardian.

“There is the demise of a sovereign and then there is the making of a king.”

Charles is scheduled to make a speech on the evening of the Queen’s death to address the people.

The next day, at 11 a.m., Charles will be proclaimed King, and he will swear an oath called the accession declaration.

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Heralds will read a proclamation throughout the city, trumpets will sound, the flag will be raised back up, and cannons will go off in a royal salute.

The coronation, however, won’t happen for months to allow time for a mourning period and preparation of the ceremony.

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