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What happened after the death of the Queen in Scotland?

What happened after the death of the Queen in Scotland?

While many fans and followers of the royal family are familiar “Operation London Bridge” – The ten-day plan in place if Queen Elizabeth II dies in London – Few are familiar with the “Operation Unicorn”, established by the Crown many years ago in the event of the King’s death in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II
Operation Unicorn devised a plan in the event of the death of Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland.
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Now this The Queen passed away at the age of 96 On a Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, many are curious to know the procedure.

Balmoral Castle

General view of Balmoral Castle.
Balmoral Castle has been part of the royal family since 1852.
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Under Operation Unicorn, the Queen’s body will be moved from Balmoral Castle to the adjoining Holyrood House in Edinburgh, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

St Giles’ Cathedral

Queen Elizabeth II smiling.
The Scots should be able to pay their respects to the Queen at St Giles’ Cathedral.
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The Queen will then be brought to St Giles’ Cathedral, also in Edinburgh, where the public will be able to pay their respects before boarding her body on the British Royal Train at Waverley Station and traveling on the East Coast Main Line to London. And the mirror reports.

If flown by plane, the plan will then be called “Operation Overstudy”.

A service will be held at Westminster Hall upon the arrival of the coffin and the Queen will remain in the state there for an additional three days.

Under the plan, the Queen’s funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey 10 days after her death.

Health problems

Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen ruled the United Kingdom for 70 years.
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Residents of the UK – and the world at large – expressed their concern for the Queen early Thursday after issuing a statement Regarding her health issues.

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Following further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors expressed concern for Her Majesty’s health and recommended that she remain under medical supervision. “She remains relaxed and at Balmoral,” a spokesperson for the Queen said.

Royal family

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
King Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Prince Harry traveled to Balmoral to see the Queen.
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King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Prince William all traveled to Balmoral to be with the Queen after word broke.

However, the granddaughters of the late king’s son have not yet made their way, as William’s wife, Kate Middleton, I stayed behind Just because of their kids Start studying in Windsor, England.

Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, too He did not join the royal family at Balmoral.