“London Bridge Is Down”: The Code Word for the Death of Queen Elizabeth
The extent of a gigantic operation due to be put into action just after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was revealed in leaked documents earlier this month
Today, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96.
There have been health problems dogged the 96-year-old monarch since October last year, resulting in her having difficulty walking and standing because of her health issues.
After doctors placed her under medical supervision before she passed away, her closest family traveled to join her on Thursday to bid her farewell.
In a leak of documents earlier this month, it was revealed that a huge operation would be put into place shortly after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, which will involve thousands of people.
The details of “Operation London Bridge” have been leaked to Politico, which reported that officials will refer to the day of the Queen’s death as “D Day” on the day of the Queen’s death.
In order to convey the message that the Queen has died, the code would be – “London Bridge is down.”.
There has been a huge security operation planned to manage the unprecedented crowds and travel chaos that are expected in the lead-up to her funeral, according to reports from the news agency PTI.
In one memo, it is stated that London could be stretched to breaking point as hundreds of thousands of people make their way to the capital.
As Politico reported, there would be a supposedly “spontaneous” service at St Paul’s Cathedral on the day after her passing, and the new King Charles would tour the four nations of the United Kingdom in the days following her death.
Officials from Buckingham Palace have declined to comment on either the leak or the plans as a whole.
It was in 2017 when The Guardian published a long article revealing details about Operation London Bridge, which outlined how the new king – Charles – would be proclaimed at St James’s Palace during a visit by other royals.