Meet Operation London Bridge, which is the plan for what will happen in the UK following the death of Queen Elizabeth. It is expected that the phrase “London Bridge is Down” will be used to communicate the death of the queen to set the plan in motion

Operation London Bridge

Operation London Bridge (more commonly known by its announcement code London Bridge is Down) is the plan for what will happen in the United Kingdom after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The plan was originally devised in the 1960s and is updated several times each year. It involves planning from government departments, the Church of England, Metropolitan Police Service, the British Armed Forces, the media, the Royal Parks, London boroughs, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. Some critical decisions relating to the plan were made by the Queen herself, although some can only be made by her successor (the current heir apparent is her son, Charles, Prince of Wales), after her death.

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7 thoughts on “Meet Operation London Bridge, which is the plan for what will happen in the UK following the death of Queen Elizabeth. It is expected that the phrase “London Bridge is Down” will be used to communicate the death of the queen to set the plan in motion”

  1. something_python

    What happens if London Bridge actually falls down though?

  2. brock_lee

    Why can’t they use the more precise “The Queen Has Died”?

  3. Immaculate_Pasta

    If prince philips funeral did 13 million, her tv numbers are going to be astronomically huge

  4. AnselaJonla

    Philip was Forth Bridge, because he was Duke of Edinburgh and the Forth Bridge is in that area.

    Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was Tay Bridge, as that is the nearest bridge of significance to her childhood home of Glamis Castle.

    Charles is Menai Bridge, as he’s the Prince of Wales.

  5. No-Pizda-For-You

    So I’m guessing Meghan Markle is The Brooklyn Bridge?

  6. theAmericanX20

    Hey, I watched the Ask a Mortician episode about this just yesterday, so for me its YIL, but pretty crazy stuff

  7. CaliforniaAudman13

    Not to be morbid but I doubt we have much longer to wait for this, especially after losing just husband of 74 years. They’re marriage could’ve died if it were a person and people would say they lived a full life!

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