The death of Queen Elizabeth II will trigger a series of carefully crafted plans that have been in place since the 1960s, dubbed “Operation London Bridge.”
In 2021, a report by POLITICO shed new light on the specifics of how protocol will play out in the hours and days following the monarch’s death.
Preparation for the handling of the passing of a Head of State, particularly when it comes to notifying key public figures and the public, must be carefully planned in advance.
The Prince of Wales will become King following the Queen’s death and will address the nation the evening of her passing. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall will become Queen Camilla.