THE QUEEN has been the reigning monarch for 67 years and has become an iconic symbol of British culture, but very few members of the public know what will happen when Her Majesty dies.
Although The Queen’s death will become global news in the event of her passing, there are some other vital benchmarks that must take place if she dies. Buckingham Palace itself will have a notice outside which will symbolise The Queen’s passing.
According to Elle, a footman in mourning clothes will step outside of Buckingham Palace and pin a black-edged notice to the gates.
The palace’s own website will also change colour, according to The Guardian.
The palace website will be changed into a single page with the exact same text displayed as on the palace gates.
A radio alert transmission, which is known as “Rats”, will also be activated which is a wartime alarm.
Queen Elizabeth II news How Her Majesty’s death will spark an unusual chain of events (Image GETTY)
Buckingham Palace itself will have a notice outside which will symbolise The Queen’s passing (Image: GETTY)
BBC producer Chris Price wrote in 2011 that if a certain song plays on the radio then something “terrible has happened”.
He said: “If you ever hear ‘Haunted Dancehall (Nursery Remix)’ by Sabres of Paradise on daytime Radio 1, turn the TV on.
“Something terrible has just happened.”
If the Queen’s death is expected, the devastating news will be spread by the main TV channels.
The Queen’s funeral would also become a national holiday (Image: GETTY)
Even BBC programmes will be paused to share the news of her passing.
Newsreaders reading the news will also be expected to wear black, like members of the royal family.
Pilots are also expected to announce The Queen’s death during flights.
The Queen’s funeral would also become a national holiday, along with Prince Charles’ coronation as King.
Prince Charles may never be known as King Charles III when he eventually becomes King (Image: GETTY)
The Queen has reigned for 67 years (Image: GETTY)
It comes as Prince Charles may never be known as King Charles III when he eventually becomes King.
The Prince of Wales has been the heir apparent since the age of three, when his mother was proclaimed Queen in 1952.
The reason Charles might not become King Charles III is because he is free to choose his own regnal title.
Though most monarchs of the United Kingdom have used their first baptismal name as their regnal name, on three occasions monarchs have chosen a different name.
Royal Family tree (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)
First, Queen Victoria had been christened Alexandrina Victoria, but took the throne under the name Victoria.
King Edward VII, Victoria’s eldest son, chose Edward as his regnal title, although he had been known by his first name of Albert.
In 1936, after the abdication crisis, Prince Albert, Duke of York, assumed the throne as King George VI rather than “King Albert”.
If the Queen’s death is expected, the devastating news will be spread by the main TV channels (Image: GETTY)
His full name was Albert Frederick Arthur George; like Edward VII and Victoria he used another of his names.
There has been speculation the Prince of Wales, whose full name is Charles Philip Arthur George, may elect not to be known as “Charles III”.
Instead of becoming King Charles he might choose to become King George VII, King Philip, or King Arthur.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK