What To Happen When Queen Elizabeth Dies? Banning Laughter on TV and Changing Money All Over the Country + 7 More Things To Know

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Believe it or not but Queen Elizabeth II is not going to live forever. The life of royals is different and of course, we all want to know what will change and who’ll be the king after the Queen pass away.

Here’s what Nexter.org found out.

Laughter will not be televised

The BBC – the United Kingdom’s public service broadcaster and the first news service to be notified – will remove all comedies and other funny content from their schedule, as well as rearrange all other programs to accommodate more frequent news updates.

The programming change will not be limited to television, either. The BBC’s radio arm will limit their programming to news and to “appropriate” music.

Prince Charles will become king

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Immediately upon the queen’s death, Charles will become king, and his siblings will kiss his hands. A Coronation will be scheduled for some months after the funeral.

How will the news break

Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen’s private secretary, will have first responsibility for dealing with the news. He will inform the Prime Minister before information is released to the 15 other countries where the Queen is head of state, and the rest of the 36 Commonwealth nations.  Even in the age of social media, the news will not be official until announced by Buckingham Palace.

Code name is London Bridge

Plans for the death of a senior Royal have been discussed only under code names. The phrase “Hyde Park Corner” was used to announce the death of George VI, while the Queen Mother’s funeral plans were drawn up under “Operation Tay Bridge”.

The code for the death of the Queen has remained a secret for decades, but is now widely known to be: “London Bridge”. The phrase “London Bridge is down” will be used to convey the news through official channels.

First things that will change

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The most visible changes to everyday life will be union flags, which will fly at half mast, and the recall of both Houses of Parliament. Many workers will be sent home early.

Broadcasters will clear their schedules and newsreaders will wear black suits and ties. Ordinary television programmes will be pulled off air as all channels default to news. Radio 4 listeners are expected to hear the solemn words: “This is the BBC from London”.

Books of condolences will be opened around the world, for those who wish to share their thoughts.

About 10,000 tickets will be printed

The government team will assemble at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to coordinate security, police, transportation and armed forces.

About 10,000 tickets will have to be printed for invited guests for the various ceremonies involved, including the funeral itself and the proclamation of the king.

 All money will change

If you look at British money, whether coins or paper, you’ll notice one commonality: they all feature an image of Queen Elizabeth II. Once she passes and the crown passes to Prince Charles, however, all of the money will change— and within only 10 days.

What’s more, the change won’t be limited to the United Kingdom. Counties that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations – including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and 48 others – and also use the Queen’s image on their money will also quickly switch over.

Funerals

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There will be ten days between the death of the Queen and a full state funeral. During this time, her body will be transported to Buckingham Palace, if it is not there already. Members of her family will spend time in contemplation and remembrance.

Government departments and emergency services will work together to cope with the logistics.  After a suitable period, the Queen’s coffin will lie in state in Westminster Hall, where members of the public will be able to visit. On the tenth day, the coffin will travel to Westminster Abbey for a state funeral.

Prince Charles will go on a four-day tour of the country

After the proclamation, Charles will leave St. James Palace for a four-day tour of the country. He will attend services of remembrance for his mother and meet with leaders of government — visiting Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff — as well as the public.


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