What would happen if the Queen were to die abroad?

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Queen Elizabeth II: What happens if the Queen dies ABROAD?

Queen Elizabeth turned 91-years-old earlier this year, and the protocol for what to do after her death is extensive. But what if she were to die abroad?

Queen Elizabeth is the longest-serving monarch in British history, reigning for 65 years since taking the crown in 1952.

It has recently been revealed what is to happen when the Queen is to pass away, called Operation London Bridge.

The phrase “London Bridge is down” is how it will be announced to important members of the public.

But what would happen if the Queen were to die abroad?

If her death was to happen whilst she was overseas or on a state visit, a BAe 146 jet from the RAF’s No 32 Squadron, known as the Royal Flight would be sent to her location.

It would take off from Northolt, where a coffin from the royal undertakers Leverton & Sons would be onboard.

They have been serving the royal family since 1991, after receiving a call from the Lord Chamberlains Office.

The undertakers have a “first call coffin”, which is kept ready at all times in case of a royal emergency.

Queen Elizabeth II Sad Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth II Sad Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Queen Elizabeth’s body would then be taken to the throne room in Buckingham Palace.

On the day of her death, her picture would be displayed on BBC One as the national anthem plays.

An announcement would then be made the following morning at 8am.

Union Jacks will also fly at half mast.

Queen Elizabeth’s body would then be taken to the throne room in Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles would then take over as King, after being the longest-serving heir in UK history as well as the oldest ever British monarch to take the throne on accession.

Many may also ask what would happen to the British passport, which is given in the name of “Her Majesty”.

STAFFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, appears watery eyed as she attends The Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Memorial Dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum on May 17, 2016 in Stafford, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
STAFFORD, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, appears watery eyed as she attends The Duke of Lancaster’s Regimental Memorial Dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum on May 17, 2016 in Stafford, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

This would then have to change to “His Majesty” when Prince Charles takes over.

Passports would still be valid, however, and the new phrasing would simply be phased in.

Queen Elizabeth's drinking habits have been revealed [Gerry]
Queen Elizabeth’s drinking habits have been revealed [Gerry]

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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