Death is an inevitable fate to human life. It is very frightening. We do not wish it upon anyone, but we can’t help to think about what will happen after the death of the beloved, her royal highness, the Queen of England – Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Eizabeth is loved by almost everyone. She’s so graceful, loving, compassionate. She has ruled England since she was 25 years old upto date, which makes her the longest-reigning British monarch and the oldest surviving monarch in the whole world according to tiphero.com.
Honestly, we can’t imagine a world without her, unfortunately, death is every human’s destiny and we shall all face it one day.
Luckily, or perhaps ominously, for Queen Elizabeth, everything that will happen after her inevitable death has already been planned. Well detailed plans have been laid out and will be executed as soon as the Lord decides to call her to be with the angels up in heaven.
Here’s a list of the things that will happen once Queen Elizabeth passes away.
1. Thanks to technology, the news will spread as fast as wild fire on different social media platforms, news and media. However, there’s a more traditional way the royal palace informs people when the Queen passes on.
At Buckingham Palace, a footman dressed in black will put up a black-edged notice on the palace’s gates. The royal family’s website will also go black, and everyone, including news reporters will wear black as a sign of respect.
2. The BBC – which is the public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom will be the first news service to be notified of anything. They will be required to remove all comedies and funny content from their schedule.
They will also rearrange all their programs in order to accommodate more frequent news updates. These programming changes apply to BBC’s radio arm as well, it will only play music that is “appropriate”
3. All of the British paper money has Queen Elizabeth’s face proudly printed on it. Unfortunately, this will not remain as her legacy. Once she passes, it’ll switch to Prince Charles’ face within only ten days. The same will apply to all other counties that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, that is, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and 48 others.
4. Everyone will be expected to mourn, therefore the mourning period will last for 12 days and there will also be a proclaimed national holiday on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which will happen nine days after her death.
5. Charles will make his first address as King of England on the evening of the queen’s death. This will be broadcast across the globe. It is widely believed that the speech has been authored for many years, in preparation for the tragic, yet inevitable.
6. Parliament will immediately be notified and both houses will assemble within mere hours of the Queen’s death. The MPs have to swear oaths of allegiance to the new King of England.
7. All flags will have to be at half-mast and condolence books will be in libraries and museums. The books will have loose-leaf pages so that any inappropriate messages will be removed easily.
8. Trumpeters will step onto the roof overlooking the Friary Court and give three blasts of their instruments. Then the Garter King of Arms will begin to the proclamation of the king.
9. The floor of Westminster Hall will be covered in 1,500 meters of carpet, and hundreds of candles will be brought over from the Abbey. Streets will also be turned into ceremonial spaces.
10. On the fourth day after the Queen’s death, her body will be moved to Westminster Hall, where it’ll lie for another four days, followed by a military parade.