London Bridge is falling down; Funeral arrangements for the late Queen Elizabeth II

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We live in a world where somethings don't happen quick enough for some people. Seems the British papers have got hold of the detail planning for Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Problem is that she doesn't want to go willingly into the night. The plans released this week show enormous levels of planning are already in place to show a steady transition to King Charles III.
The funeral will take over 10 days between death and burial and it will see Camilla become Queen and trips to Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff for services to mark his accession to the throne and to mark her life. Enormous details of how her death will be handled by the media. I think it is rather weak since all it needs in the 20 minutes before her death can be officially confirmed will be sad music on all radio stations. All it needs is a DJ to play The Smiths "The Queen is dead" for cover to be blown.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/16/what-happens-when-queen-elizabeth-dies-london-bridge
 


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We live in a world where somethings don't happen quick enough for some people. Seems the British papers have got hold of the detail planning for Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Problem is that she doesn't want to go willingly into the night. The plans released this week show enormous levels of planning are already in place to show a steady transition to King Charles III.
The funeral will take over 10 days between death and burial and it will see Camilla become Queen and trips to Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff for services to mark his accession to the throne and to mark her life. Enormous details of how her death will be handled by the media. I think it is rather weak since all it needs in the 20 minutes before her death can be officially confirmed will be sad music on all radio stations. All it needs is a DJ to play The Smiths "The Queen is dead" for cover to be blown.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/16/what-happens-when-queen-elizabeth-dies-london-bridge
I have just discovered that some girl's mothers are bigger than other girl's mothers.
 
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We live in a world where somethings don't happen quick enough for some people. Seems the British papers have got hold of the detail planning for Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Problem is that she doesn't want to go willingly into the night. The plans released this week show enormous levels of planning are already in place to show a steady transition to King Charles III.
The funeral will take over 10 days between death and burial and it will see Camilla become Queen and trips to Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff for services to mark his accession to the throne and to mark her life. Enormous details of how her death will be handled by the media. I think it is rather weak since all it needs in the 20 minutes before her death can be officially confirmed will be sad music on all radio stations. All it needs is a DJ to play The Smiths "The Queen is dead" for cover to be blown.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/16/what-happens-when-queen-elizabeth-dies-london-bridge
Read the article, and it does stretch incredulity, that something like this could be dragged out for 10 days....:shock:
 

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Will the plebs get a few days off work?
 

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Read the article, and it does stretch incredulity, that something like this could be dragged out for 10 days....:shock:
Wouldn't surprise me at all, she's a hugely central figure to the British Establishment and one that's going to be impossible to replace with plonker Charles and his old mistress. Queen Camilla, it's enough to cause riots over there :)
 

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Now this is not going to make me popular on Pie, what with me being a Nordie and a Republican and all (well lets face it that's enough to make anyone unpopular) but I do think she really did the old nation thing brilliantly, is a true English patriot, and will die to take the spotlight off how they have just f*ucked themselves - in the hope that something, anything will intervene and prevent this utter embarrassing, ridiculous melt-down of Britain.

That's old school.
 

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Queen Elizabeth has over the years set a benchmark which her successors will find hard to equal. Loyalty in the unionist population is to the crown and implicitly to her. It will be interesting to see how the Unionist population respond to her death and in turn to her successor. Charles may not be able to command the loyalty automatically from the unionist population in the north.
During the Scottish Referendum there was no suggestion that the head of state would be no one other than the Queen. Were she to die before the next referendum, I reckon that the Scots may debate who will be head of state in addition to what their currency might be.
 

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I remember coming across an article about this recently. The link in the OP was more detailed than what I read but confirms what I previously read.

All sorts of sports fixtures rescheduled, sombre programming on the BBC for days, one of the biggest assemblies of world leaders ever, the financial markets closed...

Of course then there are all sorts of logistics afterwards, redesigning currency being one of the big ones.
 

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Queen Elizabeth has over the years set a benchmark which her successors will find hard to equal. Loyalty in the unionist population is to the crown and implicitly to her. It will be interesting to see how the Unionist population respond to her death and in turn to her successor. Charles may not be able to command the loyalty automatically from the unionist population in the north.
During the Scottish Referendum there was no suggestion that the head of state would be no one other than the Queen. Were she to die before the next referendum, I reckon that the Scots may debate who will be head of state in addition to what their currency might be.
Agree, I think a lot of the commonwealth countries were happy to have her as head of state. Charles might not be as endearing to some of them.
 

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I remember coming across an article about this recently. The link in the OP was more detailed than what I read but confirms what I previously read.

All sorts of sports fixtures rescheduled, sombre programming on the BBC for days, one of the biggest assemblies of world leaders ever, the financial markets closed...

Of course then there are all sorts of logistics afterwards, redesigning currency being one of the big ones.
If she dies before 4 on the day of Ascot it's to be cancelled, After 4 its OK and they can race away! The Corgis may play a part in the funeral!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4327210/Operation-London-Bridge-Plans-Queen-s-death.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4320356/Secret-code-Queen-dies-revealed.html
 

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I read this during the week. London Bridge is Down is the code phrase that is broadcast to the PM, Cabinet and Embassies and Commonwealth governments overseas. I'm intrigued by all this transfer of power type stuff. Charles will become King. William will become Prince of Wales and Catherine will become Princess of Wales.

The media will then begin releasing the news of Her Majesties death. Radio stations will play inoffensive music for 20 minutes before the official statement. TV presenters will wear black and royal commentators have already been contracted to give interviews and insights into how the arrangements will unfold. Some TV stations have already carried out rehearsals for the event replacing 'The Queen' with 'Mrs Robinson'.

A notice will be pinned on the gates of Buckingham Palace and all other residences that the Queen owns.

Great Britian will then enter a 12 day mourning period. The Queen will lie in state for most of that time in Westminster.

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, what will happen? Secret 10-day plan revealed
 

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Queen Elizabeth has over the years set a benchmark which her successors will find hard to equal. Loyalty in the unionist population is to the crown and implicitly to her. It will be interesting to see how the Unionist population respond to her death and in turn to her successor. Charles may not be able to command the loyalty automatically from the unionist population in the north.
During the Scottish Referendum there was no suggestion that the head of state would be no one other than the Queen. Were she to die before the next referendum, I reckon that the Scots may debate who will be head of state in addition to what their currency might be.
Yup.

Charles doesnt believe one word of it.

Elizabeth our Queen (petunia) really did think she was anointed by God to be the Sovereign Lady of these Britannic Peoples. Have you seen her Coronation on youtube? When they lower the Crown to the strains of Zadok the Priest? Having said that, she never presided over a nasty, horrid little theocracy like post-Independence Ireland was.

Well hey-ho.

We all have to face up to lies.
 

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Now this is not going to make me popular on Pie, what with me being a Nordie and a Republican and all (well lets face it that's enough to make anyone unpopular) but I do think she really did the old nation thing brilliantly, is a true English patriot, and will die to take the spotlight off how they have just f*ucked themselves - in the hope that something, anything will intervene and prevent this utter embarrassing, ridiculous melt-down of Britain.

That's old school.
Dear comrade, do not fall for the ole skool funk. Even the Brits are not that cynical, that they would dispatch Liz with a well timed injection...unless literally, they got word from G.C.H.Q that their was an asteroid on its way.....:rolleyes:
 

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I read this during the week. London Bridge is Down is the code phrase that is broadcast to the PM, Cabinet and Embassies and Commonwealth governments overseas. I'm intrigued by all this transfer of power type stuff. Charles will become King. William will become Prince of Wales and Catherine will become Princess of Wales.

The media will then begin releasing the news of Her Majesties death. Radio stations will play inoffensive music for 20 minutes before the official statement. TV presenters will wear black and royal commentators have already been contracted to give interviews and insights into how the arrangements will unfold. Some TV stations have already carried out rehearsals for the event replacing 'The Queen' with 'Mrs Robinson'.

A notice will be pinned on the gates of Buckingham Palace and all other residences that the Queen owns.

Great Britian will then enter a 12 day mourning period. The Queen will lie in state for most of that time in Westminster.

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, what will happen? Secret 10-day plan revealed
How did Robbo arrange that?
 
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All sorts of sports fixtures rescheduled, sombre programming on the BBC for days, one of the biggest assemblies of world leaders ever, the financial markets closed...
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Get as far away from London as is possible then is best tip.
 

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Dear comrade, do not fall for the ole skool funk. Even the Brits are not that cynical, that they would dispatch Liz with a well timed injection...unless literally, they got word from G.C.H.Q that their was an asteroid on its way.....:rolleyes:
Jesus don't you know by now how it works?

George V (Her Majesstidutes grandfather) was sent off with a well timed injection, so the news of his death could reach the Evening Papers. I always like that his last words were - on being told that he still had a schedule which involved visiting the North of England - "Bugger Bognor."

"Abide with Me" - the great favourite of football fans in the old days - came from announcements that "His Majestys life was drawing peacefully to a close" at a soccer match. The fans erupted. Its the Old Elephant isn't it? Singing goodbye to what you know.

The present Royals are rubbish and will never claim that support.

If you want the love and allegiance of the English as their Monarch, you must be a desperately boring old fart who turns out every day, come rain or shine, dull and plodding and always there.
 

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George V (Her Majesstidutes grandfather) was sent off with a well timed injection, so the news of his death could reach the Evening Papers.
So it would make the morning edition of the Times rather than the lesser evening papers, or so I've read. That was when the Times wasn't owned by the Dirty Digger.
 


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