NO, she is not gravely ill, in the hospital, or nearing the end of her 95-years of life. The royals and the UK are simply planning ahead.
According to newly revealed documents obtained by Politico, the UK has a secret plan for Queen Elizabeth II’s death, including a memorial service with the Prime Minister that should appear “spontaneous” and preparations for crisis mode if London becomes packed with mourners.
The plan is aptly named “Operation LONDON BRIDGE,” and lays out plans for the first 10-days after her death.
Operation LONDON BRIDGE is planned
The outlet reports the Queen is in good health by all accounts and there is no suggestion these plans have been revisited with any urgency.
Plans were drawn up for “Operation LONDON BRIDGE” include discussions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Per Politico, they reveal plans for the prime minister and his Cabinet to meet the queen’s coffin at St. Pancras station, and for the new King Charles to embark on a tour of the U.K. in the days before the funeral.
The 10-day plan includes details ranging from the minute to the ‘ridiculous.’
There’s also “Operation SPRING TIDE” which outlines Prince Charles’ accession to the throne.
Operation SPRING TIDE
Within hours of the Queen’s death, the prime minister, cabinet secretary, and a handful of the most senior ministers and officials will be notified.
This day will be referred to as “D-Day,” with each day following and leading up to the funeral referred to as “D+1,” “D+2” and so on and so forth.
News of “Operation LONDON BRIDGE” comes almost five months after Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, passed away.
Rest In Peace
The Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021. Prior to his death, he was hospitalized for a month due to an infection and heart trouble.
At the time of his death, Buckingham Palace issued the following statement, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
Life for the royals has continued on as normal and as previously mentioned, the Queen is in good health.
However, you can never be too prepared.