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The Longest British monarch Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96, What will happen now?

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully on Thursday at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, surrounded by her children, including her eldest son, now King Charles III. The eldest son of the Queen, Charles, is now the King.


In a statement made to their official Twitter account, the royal family referred to Charles as the new King for the first time.  "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".  The announcement was made at Balmoral Castle, where the Queen's four children were present.


A remarkable lifetime of service, with seventy years of her reign influencing and contributing to history. Elizabeth ruled over the United Kingdom in addition to fourteen other Commonwealth realms.Elizabeth inherited the title of Queen in 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.


People are gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to the royal family, while the media is overflowing with information about recent events. After doctors expressed concern about her health on Thursday, it is known that she has been in terrible health; yet, the world was stunned by the news.

What will happen now that the Queen has died?


According to Operation London Bridge, it is the codename for the comprehensive set of preparations developed after the death of the queen. These include preparations for the news of the Queen's death, the formal period of mourning, and the arrangements for her state funeral. It describes everything, from how the news of the monarch's passing would be published to the public to how quickly Prince Charles would ascend the throne.


The prime minister will inform fifteen governments outside the United Kingdom over a secure line, a news flash will alert the media around the world; and every media outlet is prepared for the news. As a symbol of respect, the BBC will refrain from streaming comedic programmes. According to the WhitChurch Herald, the Accession Council would convene in St. James's Palace to declare Charles III as king.


On the fifth day, her coffin will be carried from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in a ceremony. The casket will remain in Westminster Hall for three days, with public access for 23 hours. During this time, an extensive number of funeral preparations, including a formal rehearsal and the entrance of world leaders, will take place. 


The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on the tenth day, marking the first funeral of a British monarch since 1760. The Queen is anticipated to be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel of the castle. Elizabeth became one of the world's most recognisable women. Her reign was so extensive that the majority of British citizens have never known another monarch. During her reign, Britain became a cosmopolitan magnet and embraced the internet and television, bringing the monarchy into the modern era. It resembles the end of an era.

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