Thursday September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died
It was in Balmoral, Scotland that she disappeared
Buckingham Palace launched Operation Unicorn to repatriate his body

On Thursday September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died. It was in the afternoon that the whole world received this sad announcement. A tragedy for a whole people, who mourn their Monarch, having reigned for more than 70 years. After this announcement, it is time for the queen’s entourage to launch the operation called Unicorn. This procedure, which has been planned since the 1960s by Buckingham Palace, is a very specific protocol which makes it possible to repatriate the body of the Monarch, who disappeared in Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

First, the remains of the Queen will be transported to Edinburgh, the country’s capital. His body will thus be transported to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The seat of the Scottish Parliament will thus temporarily suspend its debates. In this palace, a book of condolences will be presented so that the Scots can say a last goodbye to their Queen. The coffin will then be transported to Saint-Gilles Cathedral. It is following these tributes in Scotland that Queen Elizabeth will return to England.

The body of Queen Elizabeth II could be transferred by train

If Buckingham Palace favors the plane, it could also be that the remains of the Queen are transferred by train. A royal train has indeed been ready for many years in the event of the death of the Monarch. Once in London, the body of Elizabeth II must be transferred from Buckingham to Westminster. For three days, the population will be able to go to meditate on the body of the Queen. For his funeral, they must take place ten days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Big Ben will ring at 9 a.m. and thus launch the procession. The Monarch’s body will leave the Palace of Westminster to join the Abbey. At 12 p.m., two minutes of silence will be held to pay tribute to him. Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Death of Elizabeth II: all about the emergency repatriation of her body to London

Queen Elizabeth II of England © Photoshoot

Maria T.
Maria T.

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