British Royal Family

How Queen Elizabeth II will be honoured for 10 days after she dies

A day we don't want to come...

By Samantha Faragalli
Well, that seems like quite the way to go! Royal fans have been wondering what will happen when the Queen Elizabeth II dies, especially because she only recently celebrated her 91st birthday...
As previously reported, Buckingham Palace allegedly already planned her funeral — and she isn't even dead yet.
The craziest part? It even has a nickname: "Operation London Bridge".
First and foremost, once she passes away, her son Prince Charles will immediately be considered King of England (next in line after him is his son Prince William). No big deal, he's only been waiting 68 years for this moment. His wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, will stand by her husband's side just like Prince Philip has been Queen Elizabeth's right-hand man for the past six decades.
Soon after, Queen Elizabeth's coffin — which will contain crown jewels sealed with a "false lid"— will be transported to the Buckingham Palace throne room. In the meantime, word of her death would have already spread, so flags would be put at half mast, events would be cancelled, and other royal families would come pay their respects.
The following day, Prince Charles will officially be sworn in as King. Three days after that, Queen Elizabeth will be transported in a procession to Westminster Hall and kept there for four more days.
And then finally, her funeral. The crown jewels that were in the coffin are removed and cleaned, then the coffin will be brought to Westminster Abbey for prayer. She will lastly be transported by carriage to Windsor Castle and laid to rest in the royal vault inside.
We're not worried yet, though. We know the Queen isn't going anywhere anytime soon...
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This story originally appeared on our sister site, Closer UK.