Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II passed away. In Britain, the Queen’s death is known in official circles as ‘Operation London Bridge’. It is a kind of ‘protocol’ implemented after Buckingham Palace announced the death of the 96-year-old Queen on Thursday.
With the death of the Queen, ‘Operation Spring Tide’ also came into force, under which Prince Charles, the son and successor of Queen Elizabeth II, ascended the country’s throne at the age of 73 as ‘Majesty Charles III’.
‘London Bridge Is Down’ is a ‘code word’ by which the Queen’s personal secretary would have informed Prime Minister Liz Truss of the Queen’s death.
The ‘Global Response Center’ of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is in charge of sending news to 15 governments outside the UK, where the Queen is the head of state, and 38 other Commonwealth countries.
National mourning will be announced after the Prime Minister meets the new King.
King Charles III will address the nation. A program for the Prime Minister and Ministers will also be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.