Operation London Bridge: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Funeral Plans Leaked
Details of what will happen under the codename “Operation London Bridge” were leaked, which reports to the day Queen Elizabeth dies as “D Day”
On Friday, the leaked documents were released for the first time the extent of the huge operation that will be launched in the hours and days after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dies. The plan for what will happen in the United Kingdom following Queen Elizabeth II’s death is known as “Operation London Bridge”, which reports to the day Elizabeth dies as “D Day.” It was leaked to US-headquartered news organization ‘Politico.’
According to the plans, the coffin will lie in state for three days at the Houses of Parliament, with authorities predicted hundreds of thousands of people to subside on London sparking fears over gridlock, policing, and even food shortages. An extensive security operation has been organized to be in charge of the unmatched crowds and travel chaos that are anticipated in the lead-up to her funeral. One memo notifies that London could be stretched to breaking point as hundreds of thousands of people make their way to the UK capital.
Supposedly, there will be a “spontaneous” service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and the new King Charles will tour the four nations of the United Kingdom in the days after her death, according to Politico.
For the funeral, the British prime minister and the monarch are said to be in harmony that the day of her state funeral will be a day of national mourning. It will effectively be a holiday, although not described as such.
The officials of Buckingham Palace have denied commenting on the leak of plans.
Queen Elizabeth is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state in world history, the world’s oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and oldest and longest-serving current head of state.