“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and will return to London tomorrow,” reads the short letter released on official networks.
It must be remembered that just last Tuesday, the Queen presided over the ceremonial handover of power to the new Prime Minister Liz Truss at her summer residence in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, so this was her last official act.
In recent months, the British Royal House reported that Queen Elizabeth II suffered from some “mobility problems “, which forced her to reduce her schedule and cancel several public events.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II was absent from her platinum jubilee celebrations
Queen Elizabeth II marked seven decades on the throne this year. Her heir, Prince Charles, and other members of the royal family will take over the duties of the crown.
Elizabeth II was virtually absent from her platinum jubilee celebrations, appearing only twice briefly on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet the tens of thousands of people gathered there.
However, a few weeks later he took part in various public events in Scotland, appearing smiling and carrying a cane at an armed forces parade in Edinburgh in late June.
What is Operation London Bridge or “D-Day” about?
This plan has existed since 1960 and was thought of in the event of the death of Queen Elizabeth II , although it was kept secret for quite some time, it was recently leaked by the London media POLITICO , which obtained a series of documents which exposed how Great Britain will respond. when the day comes
On “D-Day”, hours after his death, a “cascade of calls” will be held to report the death, in this case, Liz Truss, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom , must be informed by the Queen’s Private Secretary on the death of Elizabeth II and then public officials will pronounce the code ” London Bridge is down” (the London Bridge has fallen). The Cabinet Secretary (Britain’s most senior civil servant), some of the most important ministers and civil servants will also receive the call.
Afterwards, the Foreign Office’s Global Response Center will be in charge of breaking the news to the 15 external governments of the United Kingdom in which the monarch is head of state, as well as to the 36 nations of the Commonwealth in which the monarch. Queen Elizabeth II served as a symbolic figure. You can read the full note by clicking here.
Queen Elizabeth II was a symbol of stability in the United Kingdom
Since assuming the throne after her father’s death on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II , she has been a symbol of stability as Britain negotiated the end of empire, the dawn of the information age, and the mass migration that transformed the country into a multicultural society.
Throughout her tenure, the Queen also created a bond with the people of Britain through a seemingly endless series of public appearances opening libraries, hospitals and bestowing honors on deserving citizens.
“I don’t have precise knowledge of his state of health, but I have a feeling that somehow we might be prepared for something,” Deborah Langton, 67, a semi-retired translator, said outside Buckingham Palace . “If this is the end, I think it will be very sad for a lot of people”