Operation Unicorn was sparked by the death of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday.
At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away yesterday. She was the only monarch most of us had ever known, and she held the record for the longest reigning monarch with 70 years in power.
The Queen was placed under medical surveillance earlier that day at her Balmoral home after doctors started to worry about her health. The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of York, and Earl and Countess of Wessex then flew on an RAF jet to Aberdeen, Scotland.
The Queen had passed away, according to a tweet from Buckingham Palace’s official account at 6:30 p.m. The Queen passed away quietly this afternoon at Balmoral, according to a spokeswoman. The King and The Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral through this evening before departing for London the next day.
People are now wondering, “What will happen next? The action that is taken right away is known as Operation Unicorn, and it is initiated because she passed away in Scotland. There has been a formal set of plans in place since 1960. Here is every detail we are aware of regarding the upcoming ten days.
Now that the Queen has passed away, what happens?
D-Day is the name given to the day the Queen passed away. This indicates that the death of the woman was immediately reported to the prime minister, the cabinet secretary, and a few other senior ministers and officials. The date of the Queen’s funeral will be revealed in the coming days. The original proposal was for it to happen nine days after her passing, however Monday, September 19 has also been proposed as a date.
Over the coming week, there will also be practice runs for the state funeral procession. Her remains are anticipated to be transported in a Scottish funeral procession from Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to St. Giles Cathedral for the first funeral service. The body will be transported back to London by the Royal Train for the funeral. The remaining steps in “Operation London Bridge,” the set of plans that would have been activated if she had perished in London, will then be triggered.
The casket will be brought to Buckingham Palace’s Throne Room. The casket will be transported to Westminster Hall five days after D-Day, where it will lie in state for three days following a formal service. Then, 10 days after the Queen passed away, a state funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey under the direction of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Queen’s remains are anticipated to be interred next to her late husband, Prince Philip, in a tomb at Windsor Castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel. The funeral day will be recognized as a National Day of Grief. There will be a two-minute moment of quiet throughout the UK, and many are expected to congregate in Windsor and London.
Are there going to be 12 days of mourning?
The official mourning period after the Queen’s passing lasts that long, with her funeral occurring on the ninth day, even though the nation won’t get 12 days off to properly grieve the monarch. The days that follow D-Day are referred to as “D+1,” “D+2,” and so forth until the burial on the tenth day. The Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over this, and a gun carriage carrying her coffin will transport it to Westminster Abbey.
When is the funeral?
The Queen’s funeral was originally scheduled for nine days after her passing, a designated day of national mourning, however Monday, September 19, has also been suggested as a date. A public parade down the mall will follow the service in Westminster Abbey, which will have a crowd of 2,000 attendees. It will be broadcast on large screens all around the city and nation.
What is the length of the Queen’s reign?
Over 70 years have passed since the Queen ascended to the throne. She is the longest-reigning British monarch and the second-longest-reigning sovereign in history.
Will Charles become King?
Prince Charles was proclaimed the new monarch during yesterday’s meeting of the Accession Council at St. James’ Palace. King Charles III is his recognised official title.
Charles will eventually embark on a tour of the United Kingdom. His first stop will be the Scottish parliament, after which he will travel to Northern Ireland to accept a second motion of condolence at Hillsborough Castle. He will then likely travel to Wales to attend a liturgy at Cardiff’s Llandaff Cathedral.
How will the royal titles change?
Other royals have new titles as well. The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, is now the monarch consort. The Queen stated in February of this year that she would prefer to be referred to as Queen Consort instead of Princess Consort, which was her original intended title.
Prince William, the oldest son of Charles, is now the successor to the throne, with Prince George, the oldest son of Charles, coming in second. Charles will still keep the title of Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, but he will get to decide whether or not to make William Prince of Wales.
The title that was formerly held by Camilla is now also borne by Princess Kate, William’s wife and the present Duchess of Cambridge. If Kate’s husband William is given the title of Prince of Wales, she will automatically become the Princess of Wales.