When it comes to death, the Queen has arguably the most powerful code name of all: Operation London Bridge. The Queens private secretary will be the one responsible for informing people of importance and kicking planned protocol into action, by declaring London Bridge is down.
What are the code words for royal deaths?
The protocol for the Queens death is known as Operation London Bridge, with civil servants at one time poised to use the coded phrase “London Bridge is down” in secure communication channels in the event of her passing.
What is the protocol when a royal dies?
Usually, when a royal or important public figure dies, there is a lying-in-state at Westminster Hall, where the public can come and pay respects to the coffin. Lying-in-state in the UK is given to the Sovereign, as Head of State, the current or past Queen Consort and sometimes former Prime Ministers.
Where will Philip be buried?
King George VI memorial chapel Hell be buried in the King George VI memorial chapel when the Queen dies.
What happens if Prince Phillip dies?
As the Queens Consort, Prince Philip is entitled to a state funeral (which involves lying in state in Westminster Hall and burial at St. Georges Chapel with burial at Frogmore Gardens, where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are interred.
Where will Prince Philip be buried when he died?
Prince Philip became the 25th member of the royal family to be interred in the Royal Vault beneath St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle after his funeral on Saturday.